Eugenie Bouchard withdraws from Nuremberg Cup, doubts on French Open
Eugenie Bouchard pulled out of Nuremberg Cup following an ankle injury, which has also put her French Open plans in jeopardy.tennis Updated: May 23, 2017 21:47 IST
Eugenie Bouchard has withdrawn from the Nuremberg Cup tennis tournament with a right ankle injury.
The 2014 champion informed tournament director Sandra Reichel of her decision late Monday, when an MRT scan showed she had torn a ligament in training the previous week.
The injury put the Canadian’s participation in the French Open in doubt.
“She told me she needs a miracle,” Reichel said Tuesday. “She sent for her doctor from Canada.”
Bouchard was replaced by Julia Glushko of Israel, who will play second-seeded Yulia Putintseva.
Defending champion Kiki Bertens won her opening match, beating German wild-card entry Katharina Gerlach 6-2, 6-1. The top-seeded Bertens will next play Annika Beck, who defeated Lena Rueffer 6-3, 6-3.
Also, seventh-seeded Yaroslava Shvedova beat Anna Zaja 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 and Carina Witthoeft defeated Johanna Larsson 6-1, 6-0.