Genie Bouchard Withdraws From The Open

(Dave Saffran/Sportsday Wire)

You have to feel bad for Genie Bouchard. Two days ago, she was in all three tournaments that she could qualify for.

Today she was knocked out. Literally.

The No. 25 seed slipped and fell, hitting her head after her third round win over Dominika Cibulkova and Mixed Doubles win with partner Nick Kyrgios on Friday.

According to an ESPN report, she slipped and fell, hitting the back of her head as she went for an ice bath, causing a concussion. She went to the hospital on Friday.

Yesterday, she withdrew from Mixed and Women’s Doubles and today she withdrew from Singles, allowing Roberta Vinci a walkover to reach the Quarterfinals.

It a shame, since Bouchard was very happy about her performance after her matches two days ago.

“I got told as well that I’m the only pair left in all three events,” she said. “I wanted to keep that going. That was my ultimate goal when I signed up for all three. Very proud of myself for that.”

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