Former Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard has withdrawn from the 2022 Championships with no rating factors on provide because the Canadian former world quantity 5 plots her return to the tennis circuit following surgical procedure final yr.
The boys’s ATP and ladies’s WTA stripped the grasscourt Grand Slam of rating factors after its organisers determined to ban participation by Russian and Belarusian gamers within the wake of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.
Bouchard, 28, had surgical procedure on her proper shoulder final June after an damage on the Guadalajara Open a couple of months earlier, dropping out of the rankings as a consequence of her prolonged absence from the tour.
“As a result of my shoulder surgical procedure, I get a restricted variety of protected rating (PR) entries,” she stated in a social media put up on Friday.
“As a lot as I really like Wimbledon and skipping it makes me unhappy, utilizing a PR entry at a match with no rating factors would not make sense. I need to select correctly and use my PR entries at tournaments that can assist me get again to the place I need to be.”
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Bouchard took the ladies’s circuit by storm in 2014 when she made the semi-finals of the Australian Open and the French Open earlier than reaching the title spherical of Wimbledon.
She rose to a career-high rating of fifth that yr however her profession has since been blighted by accidents and she or he has not been in a position to attain the identical degree once more.
The Canadian stated she seemed ahead to returning to the circuit later within the yr.
“I’m persevering with my coaching and rehab and plan on returning to competitors later this summer season,” Bouchard stated.
“I’ll now use my two Grand Slam PR entries for the U.S. Open and the Australian Open.”