Eugenie Bouchard’s tennis career may be on the slide but the sport’s glamour queen was still turning heads on a recent trip to a beach in Miami in the United States.
The Canadian star won the Nuremberg Cup in 2014 and followed that up with a runner-up finish at Wimbledon along with semi-final appearances at the Australian Open and Roland Garros before a quarter-final run at Melbourne Park in 2015.
Bouchard enjoys the warm winter sun at a beach in Miami after bombing out of Australian Open qualifying in Melbourne
Despite seeing her world ranking plummet to 318, Bouchard looked relaxed and happy as she enjoyed time in and out of the water in a leopard print bikini
Despite once having a world ranking of No.5, Bouchard has struggled to return to that form ever since and has slumped to world No.318 in 2013.
The 28-year-old attempted once more to revive her flagging career at the Australian Open but was bundled out 3-6 6-1 4-6 to American Ashlyn Krueger in qualifying.
She also withdrew from the Wimbledon Championships in 2022 as there were no ranking points on offer because of the exclusion of Russian and Belarussian players.
While Bouchard has battled with form and injury, she was not letting that get her down as she frolicked in the water on a clear and warm 24 degree winter day wearing a leopard print bikini.
While Bouchard’s tennis career might be on the skids, she remains a fan favourite with over 2.3million Instagram followers.
Bouchard towels off after a swim. The Canadian is spending time in Florida after a failed bid to make the main draw of the Australian Open
Bouchard of Canada plays a backhand during a practice session ahead of the 2023 Australian Open at Melbourne Park
Bouchard also won fans around the world after she honoured a bet and went on a date with Twitter fan John Goehrke.
The lucky punter wagered on the result of the 2017 NFL Super Bowl with Bouchard and won, posting ‘If Patriots win we go on a date?’.
To the surprise of many, Bouchard honoured the agreement and the couple famously went on a date to a Brooklyn Nets NBA game.
Bouchard attends a Brooklyn Nets game with her twitter date John Goehrke at Barclays Center on February 15, 2017
The two remain friends to this day, although Bouchard say the fallout had been ‘ugly’ with all of Goehrke’s girlfriends after that ‘hating me’.
‘All his girlfriends literally hate me. We’ve talked about it so much. Every girl that he ever hangs out with is like, ‘Why would you want to hang out with me when you hung out with Genie?’,’ she said.
‘I’m ruining his dating life. It’s so sad.
‘We hang out once a year. I’m not a threat, relax.’