By Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1) –
Is this the end of the career of Genie Bouchard in tennis?
Two things seem to indicate that this could be the case very soon!
First her statements at a press conference after her crushing defeat Tuesday, May 26 in the first round at Roland Garros 2015 against a player ranked 52nd (Bouchard was 7th in the world rankings at the time of the game).
Genie says that she no longer recognizes herself on the grounds of tennis – in her own words. There is also this recent story published in the fashion magazine FLARE where we learn that Genie has signed with the agency IMG MODELS and that she “loves” the fashion business: “…Right now, Bouchard relishes (greatly enjoy) the off-court opportunities, Especially those related to fashion. Last year, she signed with IMG Models and posed for FLARE and Vogue. Her mantra for everyday dressing is” Stay young, “Because she knows she will not be able to pull off miniskirts forever…”
Several of her Quebec fans will certainly be very disappointed if Genie ever leaves tennis but, as Réjean Tremblay wrote in his newspaper: “Genie has not asked to be the beloved star of Quebecers. It is Quebecers that took possession of her to make their stars from it!”
At the end, Genie may have other, more international and more lucrative ambitions financially…
However, as Andre Agassi said, who has experienced the same kind of difficulties during his own career in tennis, Genie Bouchard must found herself by herself and to know how to make the right choices in her entourage.
To be continued!
Photo 1 and 2: Genie Bouchard;
Photo 3: Andre Agassi (photo by EvaBlue);
SEE COMMENTARY BY TREMBLAY RÉJEAN ON BOUCHARD AMBITIONS ;
SEE STORY ON THE BOUCHARD DEFEAT AT ROLAND GARROS;
SEE FLARE MAGAZINE INTERVIEW AND STORY;
SEE COMMENTARY BY ANDRE AGASSI;