Canada's Bouchard retires from Firenze Open quarterfinal against Errani
FLORENCE, Italy — Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard is out of the Firenze Ladies Open after she retired from her quarterfinal match against Italy's Sara Errani.
Bouchard, took three medical timeouts during the match before retiring with Errani leading 6-3, 1-0.
The reason for Bouchard's decision not to continue was not immediately clear, but the 29-year-old from Westmount, Que., has been beset by injuries over the last couple of years.
Bouchard returned from a 17-month layoff recovering from right shoulder surgery at the Odlum Brown VanOpen last August before suffering an undisclosed injury in a doubles match a month later.
Her latest setback comes a week before the French Open.
Bouchard has appeared in five WTA tournaments this year, including coming out of qualifying and winning a first-round match at the WTA 1000 Madrid Open.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 19, 2023.
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