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Bouchard to join World Tennis Challenge field

6 January 2019, by World Tennis Challenge

Former Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) has joined the field for the World Tennis Challenge, set to take place at Memorial Drive in Adelaide, South Australia from tomorrow, Monday 7 to Tuesday 8 January 2019.

Bouchard will replace CoCo Vandeweghe who has withdrawn from playing the event.

“I am extremely disappointed that I am forced to withdraw from the WTC this year. I was looking forward to arriving in Australia early and preparing for the Australian Open in Adelaide,” Vandeweghe said.

“I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about the event. Last year was a tough year for me recovering and unfortunately I sustained an injury in my prep this off season.

“I want to thank Tennis Australia and the organisers of the WTC for their support and I wish them nothing but the best for this year’s event. I look forward to getting on the court as soon as possible.”

Bouchard, a former world No.5 recorded semifinal finishes at the Australian Open and Roland Garros in 2014 before becoming the first Canadian player to reach a Grand Slam final at Wimbledon during the same year.

The 24-year-old will join Team Cash in impressive form having won her first WTA doubles title in Auckland over the weekend.

“We were excited to be welcoming CoCo to Adelaide and we are sad to hear of her injury,” General Manager World Tennis Challenge David Hearne said.

“We wish CoCo the very best with her recovery and look forward to welcoming Eugenie Bouchard to Team Cash, alongside Borna Coric and Pat Cash on Monday night.”

World Tennis Challenge 2019 schedule of play

Date Time Match
Monday 7 January

 

6.30 pm Team Cash v
Team Leconte
Borna Coric v Alexander Zverev

Eugenie Bouchard v
Victoria Azarenka

Team Cash v Team Leconte doubles match

 

Tuesday 8 January

 

6.30 pm Team Cash v
Team Leconte
Eugenie Bouchard v
Victoria Azarenka

Borna Coric v
Fernando Verdasco

Team Cash v Team Leconte doubles match

 

 

*Schedule is provisional only and subject to change.