Eugenie Bouchard lands new job eight months after quitting tennis for pickleball

Tennis star Eugenie Bouchard has landed a new television role less than a year after walking away from the sport. Back in September, Bouchard failed to qualify for the US Open after being beaten in qualifying by Dayana Yastremska, and duly announced her decision to scale back her playing commitments at the age of 29.

The Canadian then confirmed she had joined the Professional Pickleball Association (PPA) tour for 2024, although has not officially retired from professional tennis amid a current world ranking of 522.

After she exploded onto the scene in 2014, few would have envisaged Bouchard being in the sport in a non-playing role by the time she was 30. That year, she became the first Canadian player to reach a Wimbledon final, beaten at SW19 by Petra Kvitova.

She also reached the semi-finals of both the Australian and French Open tournaments, and was elevated to a career high ranking of world No.5. During that season, she also landed what proved to be her only ATP title in Germany.

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