Eugenie Bouchard Suing USTA After Fall at US Open

In case you missed it, Eugenie Bouchard was finally making her comeback at the US Open after what can only be called an abysmal 2015 year. She won three singles matches in a row, even defeating tough opponents such as Dominika Cibulkova.

This successful run was short lived though, when a “slippery, foreign and dangerous substance” on the locker room floor got the better of her. Long story short, she fell and hit her head. Unfortunately, her resulting concussion and other physical injuries are still prohibiting her return.

Screen Shot 2015-10-15 at 12.26.33 PM Bouchard is not going to take this setback lying down. After having to withdraw from every tournament since the major and watching her ranking fall even farther to no. 39, she has decided to do something about it. She filed a lawsuit against the United States Tennis Association and the USTA National Tennis Center for failing to warn her about the mysteriously slippery condition of the locker room floor.

Bouchard is asking for more than $150,000, but her lawyer commented, “we could be talking about millions and millions.” This won’t be over anytime soon.

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