A week without her phone like a "cleansing detox" for tennis star Eugenie Bouchard

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A week without her phone like a "cleansing detox" for tennis star Eugenie Bouchard
A week without her phone like a "cleansing detox" for tennis star Eugenie Bouchard

 The last photo posted on Genie Bouchard's Instagram account came Wednesday night, when she attended the soccer match in Madrid between Real Madrid and Manchester City along with scores of other tennis players.

The last sign of Genie Bouchard's phone came Wednesday at the Bernabeau in Madrid (Instagram)
The last sign of Genie Bouchard's phone came Wednesday at the Bernabeau in Madrid (Instagram)

Since then - Insta-silence.

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Bouchard has had a lot of free time on her hands, after a first-round loss in Madrid left her with a full week until her next match.

What’s a girl to do? Unfortunately, the WTA Tour’s selfie queen has been left … bereft. 

A lost phone in Madrid was the culprit. Whether or not she accidentally dropped it from the suite at the Bernabeau, well, she's not tellin'.

 The Bouchard fan base always gets quite concerned when there is Genie Silence on social media, although the 22-year-old Canadian managed to send a few messages on Twitter with a borrowed phone, and from her laptop.

She's checking her private account on Facebook, as well.

Bouchard explained it all Tuesday in Rome.

“I haven't been able to go on Instagram in like a week because I lost my phone, and if you try to log on a friend's phone or a computer, it sends a verification code to your phone number which I don't have. So it's been a cleansing detox,” Bouchard told the media in Rome after her hard-fought first-round win over Jelena Jankovic of Serbia.

"I literally have not been on Instagram in a week, so you can imagine, as a 22-year-old, how tough that is. Not having my phone is just, like, unbelievable,” she added.

Fear not, Genie fans. The end is in sight.

"I think it's supposed to arrive today, though, when I go back to the hotel. Please cross your fingers for me. Hopefully it's there. I will be posting lots of selfies as soon as I get it," Bouchard said. "No, I'm kidding. Well, I'm not kidding, but..."

It drew some laughter in the Rome press room but in the middle of the unintentional Insta-silence, Bouchard posted an impressive victory on Tuesday.

Is she superstitious enough to maintain the omertá until after she meets Australian Open champion and No. 2 seed Angelique Kerber in the second round?

Only Insta-time will tell.

 

 

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