July 12, 2024

Open Court


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Genie Bouchard got an evening practice session in Saturday night, with new coach Jorge Todero and a hitting partner.

She had practiced earlier, in the heat of the day, with Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur.

There was a lot of discussion about Bouchard’s serve – with some animated input from Bouchard.

Bouchard last played the Citi Open two years ago. She defeated Christina McHale in the first round, before falling in three sets to Andrea Petkovic. But she and Sloane Stephens were a Cinderella team in the doubles, reaching the final.

In 2016, she lost in the first round to Camila Giorgi. 

Before that, you have to go all the way back to 2013, when the then 19-year-old lost in the first round of singles to Ekaterina Makarova, but reached the doubles final with 2012 Wimbledon junior partner (they won) Taylor Townsend.

Here’s what it looked like on court.

A Montreal meeting in D.C.

Félix Auger-Aliassime followed Bouchard onto the stadium court for a lengthy evening practice with his friend Frances Tiafoe.

Of course, the two crossed paths.

And Bouchard chronicled the moment on her Insta, sitting courtside as Auger-Aliassime began his practice.

More Bouchard shots

Bouchard faces the relentless Lauren Davis in the first round of the singles.

Here are some pics from the practice session.

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