What distracted Eugenie Bouchard during her first round Wimbledon win

first_imgCanada’s Eugenie Bouchard was trolled for posting a sexist comment on Twitter following her first round victory in the Wimbledon on Tuesday.Bouchard, who had to play the qualifiers to make it to the main draw, defeated British wildcard Gabriella Taylor 6-0 4-6 6-3 in the opening round of the match.The 188th ranked Bouchard witnessed something unusual throughout the game where one of the ball boys’ shorts were unzipped and she couldn’t take her eyes off it.”One of the ballboys on my court today had his fly unzipped. Every time he gave me balls to serve I couldn’t help staring at it ???? #wimbledon,” she tweeted.One of the ballboys on my court today had his fly unzipped. Every time he gave me balls to serve I couldnt help staring at it #wimbledonGenie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) July 3, 2018She further also asked her fans whether she should have told the boy who was unaware.”I kept wondering if I should tell him lol. Do you think I should have?”I kept wondering if I should tell him lol. Do you think I should have?Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) July 3, 2018She will face Australian 17th seed Ashleigh Barty in the second round hoping to continue her return from her gloomy descent.Imagine hysteria if a male player said a sexual comment about a ball girl. Would never hear the end of itFrankieS62 (@FrankieS62) July 4, 2018Was this really necessary to tweet out? Trying to be funny and looking for reactions when the decent thing to do is not to embarrass the poor kid publicly?advertisementAurora (@scorpio1641) July 4, 2018If you had any class, you wouldn’t post about it.Jane Sparks (@sparx9er) July 3, 2018This is inappropriateQueenie (@Queenie08245634) July 4, 2018Hope they fine you your prize money for these comments.PATH (@PATH818) July 4, 2018After what she described as a “perfect” first set she was pegged back but finished the job in style in glorious sunshine.”I feel a lot more comfortable on the court. I feel a little bit more like myself,” Bouchard told reporters.”I have always deep down had the belief in the tough moments of the match. I have that more and more now.”Bouchard also reached the Australian Open and French Open semi-finals in 2014 but her fall from grace has been steep.Injuries, a loss of form and a court case with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) after she slipped and suffered concussion at the 2015 U.S. Open have not helped.The USTA reached a settlement with Bouchard earlier this year and after reaching a low point it now seems the Canadian, once dubbed the next big thing in women’s tennis, finally appears to be allowing her talent to flourish again.”I definitely think I have improved over the past couple months,” said Bouchard, who is working with coach Robert Lansdorp. “I wasn’t able to play tournaments for a little bit, which was super frustrating, but it almost motivated me more as soon as I came back. I feel good right now.”I have learned that life is great. Being Genie is great. Tennis is so fun, and I’m lucky to do it as my job.”Another former runner-up who battled through three rounds of qualifying perished in the first round on Tuesday.Vera Zvonareva, runner-up to Serena Williams in 2010, was beaten 7-5 6-3 by 11th seed and 2016 finalist Angelique Kerber.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more