Hingis pulled off something similar. Retired in early 2003, sued Sergio Tacchini for $40 million bucks (for making crappy shoes that destroyed her feet), and kept saying that "it would take a miracle" for her to come back, just until Tacchini settled for an undisclosed amount of money. She then came back like two months later.If this does happen and she suddenly starts training and playing top tennis again, I hope USTA sues her right back...
Now, now... let's turn it down a bit about Petra. She still hasn't done a thing at the majors... losing to Petkovic?! :unsure... so let's wait on proclaiming her back just yet.Wow. It's shocking to think all this happened 2 and a half years ago. I feel like, that was the last time Bouchard was truly relevant. She had been in horrible form for a lot of 2015, but then at the USO, it all clicked again. I remember how a lot of people were talking up the win against Cibulkova, and it was a really gutsy one.
I mean, I think she should definitely get all that she can, because nobody knows what could have happened had she played that 4R match. Could she have beaten Vinci? Possibly, even though Roberta had fed her a bagel and breadstick from the bakery just a week prior. And then... who knows! Bouchard was never a world-beater, but she had the game to be a somewhat inconsistent high-level floater.
But then again, this whole ordeal just shows the difference between a champion and Bouchard. It's not even about the fact she hasn't won a title since 2014 (her only one), but that she can't move past this. This is what she constantly circles back to when explaining her abysmal form and results. She was fully healed from the concussion in 2016—it's been two years! Kvitova went through way worse, and literally 18 months later, she's in (pretty much) slam-winning form again. A real champion would have put this aside two years ago, but Bouchard goes on Twitter dates, while getting bageled by god knows who in Taiwan.
Interesting.... Not sure that defense is gonna hold water.Opening arguments in at #BouchardVsUSTA.
USTA is shifting significant responsibility to WTA, whose trainers they say indicated that all players had left for the night before USTA staff applied slippery floor cleaner. Reiterating that USTA and WTA are separate
Why would the WTA have any responsibility/authority on the grounds of a USTA facility? It´s their house. Furthermore isn´t it sort of mandatory to put a slippery ground sign up? Unless Bouchard gained unauthorized access to a restricted or closed area that seems like a weak defense.Interesting.... Not sure that defense is gonna hold water.
I agree. I don't know if she is at the age or fitness level to go 7 matches deep in such a competitive field. But it does make sense she can peak here and there at the tour level.Now, now... let's turn it down a bit about Petra. She still hasn't done a thing at the majors... losing to Petkovic?! :unsure... so let's wait on proclaiming her back just yet.