Eugenie Bouchard amused by sculpture at Italian Open player entrance

Eugenie Bouchard will play the 2023 Italian Open
Eugenie Bouchard will play the 2023 Italian Open

Eugenie Bouchard expressed her amusement at being greeted by an odd-looking sculpture in Rome, just a few days ahead of the commencement of the 2023 Italian Open.

Bouchard, who is quite active on social media, recently uploaded a picture of a white sculpture, seemingly depicting a nude man holding a tennis racquet.

"The first thing you see when you arrive and walk thru (through) the players' entrance," the Canadian captioned her Instagram story.
Eugenie Bouchard through her Instagram stories
Eugenie Bouchard through her Instagram stories

Bouchard qualified for the Madrid Open main draw after winning both of her qualifying matches. However, the 29-year-old lost to Italy's Martina Trevisan in the second round of the tournament.

Now in Rome for the Italian Open, Bouchard shared a few glimpses from her practice sessions in the capital city. A self-confessed fan of the British Royal Family, the former World No. 5 also watched the coronation of King Charles.

Following the death of Queen Elizabeth, her 70-year-old son and heir Charles was crowned as the King on Saturday, May 6. Eugenie Bouchard posted an Instagram story the same day, expressing her excitement at watching the ceremony.

Sadly for her, the Canadian couldn't watch the coronation live due to her practice. However, she did get a chance to watch the royal event later on.

"Catching up on the coronation during pt cuz I missed it during practice!!!" she wrote.

Eugenie Bouchard took a 'dopers' dig at Maria Sharapova, apologized later

Mutua Madrid Open - Day Three
Mutua Madrid Open - Day Three

Eugenie Bouchard's Madrid Open campaign was cut short by Martina Trevisan in the second round. But the Canadian player's time at the tournament was quite memorable.

After her first-round win over Dayana Yastremska in the Madrid Open, Bouchard hinted at her opponent and Maria Sharapova's past doping scandals on Twitter.

"There's something about playing dopers in Madrid," she wrote.

The tweet, which has now been deleted, was a subtle dig at Yastremska's 2021 doping scandal when she was suspended, only for the ITF to lift it later. Bouchard was also seemingly hinting at Sharapova, whom she beat at the 2017 Madrid shortly after the Russian's return from a doping ban.

However, soon after her tweet was met with a lot of negative reactions from tennis fans, Bouchard deleted it and issued an apology.

"I want to apologize for my tweet yesterday. It was a lapse in judgment, and unnecessary. Though I’ve always championed fair play, I didn’t have all my facts in order and certainly didn’t mean to cause harm. I’m going to continue to work on myself going forward, both on and off the court," she tweeted.

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