Eugenie Bouchard will Compete in Olympics: ‘In the End I Know that I Really Want to Go’
MONTREAL — Eugenie Bouchard will represent Canada in tennis at the Olympics in Rio.
“I had concerns about going, of course because of Zika and my health and summer in general,” Bouchard said Sunday at a press conference. “I spent a lot of time making this decision, but in the end I know that I really want to go.”
Bouchard expressed concern over the Zika virus last week, but was still listed on the entry list released Tuesday by the International Tennis Federation.
“I’ll take all the necessary precautions,” she said.
Canada’s top male player, world No. 7 Milos Raonic — who reached the singles final at Wimbledon this month — withdrew from the Olympic team earlier this month over a similar concern.
Bouchard is scheduled to play singles and women’s doubles with Gabriela Dabrowski. Without Bouchard, Canada would have no entries in the women’s tournament.