In her first public comments since her locker room fall in the U.S. Open, Eugenie Bouchard said that she is unsure about playing in next year's Australian Open. In a TV interview with Toronto news station CP24, Bouchard stated she has yet to create any commitments to playing next season, but she actually is trying her advisable to stay positive while recuperating from a concussion that they sustained in New York last August.


The Backstory: Bouchard Falls and Diagnosed with a Concussion with the U.S. Open, Sues the USTA

On September 5th, 2015, Bouchard finished an active day's importance of play, defeating Dominika Cibulkova inside singles and Elina Svitolina and Artem Sitak within the mixed doubles, partnering Nick Kyrgios. Shortly after winning her mixed doubles match, the 21-year-old was visiting the ice bath within the locker room let into the evening when she slipped on a lawn that had just been cleaned, hitting her elbow and head inside the process. That fall would ultimately spark a concussion, which forced Bouchard to withdraw in the women's singles, women's doubles, and mixed doubles competitions after being highly informed not to playing from the medical staff.

The Canadian was shooting for a winning get back to action in Wuhan a couple weeks later, but was expected to withdraw after the reoccurrence of concussion symptoms. A week later, Bouchard travelled to Beijing and was able to play more than a number of tennis, before retiring against Andrea Petkovic as a result of dizziness.

A fortnight later, Bouchard officially filed case against the United States Tennis Association (USTA) for two main counts of negligence (one for the association itself and another to the Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre). The lawsuit claims that Bouchard 'was caused to slip and fall by the slippery, foreign and dangerous substance on to the ground, and also the defendants either "caused or created it", or "knew or really should have known" that this substance was on a lawn prior on the fall.




Last Monday, the USTA filed a 16-page response for the lawsuit, denying any wrongdoing in cases like this. "Bouchard was experienced and well-versed inside the procedures and protocols with the women's tour, both inside United States and internationally, and knew or ought to have known the procedures and protocols because they related towards the operation on the physiotherapy room adjacent towards the women's locker room in the National Tennis Center as well as the attended rooms."

The United States Tennis Association also demanded an endeavor by jury, just like Bouchard did, arguing how the room "is never dark; regardless of whether the lights are switched off, 'twilight' lighting remains and partially illuminates the surrounding." The association also described the presence of Bouchard on social media marketing in their rebuttal, stating how the "on-going and permanent physical injuries and sequelae to date" are inconsistent caused by her "own admissions in several forms of social media marketing and public commentary."
Bouchard: "I don't want to generate any commitments regarding [tournaments in 2016]"

In interviews with Toronto TV news station CP24, Bouchard said she was doing okay, but sounded unsure about playing next year's Australian open 2016 live stream, which begins on January 18th. "I don't know yet. I don't want to generate any comments or commitments when it comes to [tournaments in 2016]. Just doing my better to try to get a lean body, and yeah, just want to make sure."

Understandably filtered, the 21-year-old was very wary with what she said, remembering that whatever she says could easily get scrutinized because of the USTA when presented facing a jury essential. It is extremely hard to know very well what Bouchard is really thinking and feeling today because of her calm and neutral demeanour, along with determine what she offers to do now that they has to ready for the 2016 season inside wake of her lawsuit.For more info visit: http://www.australianopen2016live.net/