The Canadian, who was ousted in the second round of the French Open, appeared to take the quip in stride. (AP)
Many observers noted that Eugenie Bouchard was at a crossing in her career in 2015. She slumped after achieving outsized success the previous season, which included a Wimbledon-final appearance. After her ouster from the 2016 French Open in Paris, she found herself at a different crossing: seeking to enter the Netherlands, and facing down a classic “zing!” moment delivered by a local guard.
Immigration entering Holland:
Him: Purpose of trip?
Me: Tennis tournament
Him: Oh, shouldn’t you still be in Paris then?
— Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) June 3, 2016
All Bouchard wanted to do was pass the Netherlands border, but the guard—presumably a fan of upstart Roland Garros semifinalist Kiki Bertens, his compatriot—had other things in mind, namely a timely and hopefully good-natured quip.
Bouchard seemed to take it in stride, evidenced by the fact that she tweeted about the exchange. If she plays her game right, she may offer a few zing-ing winners of her own soon enough. The major event where she’s had her most success is on tap for later this month.
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