Eugenie Bouchard parts ways with coach Sam Sumyk

Friday August 7th, 2015

Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard has parted ways with her coach, Sam Sumyk, she announced on Friday.

Bouchard hired Sumyk in February following a quarterfinal finish at the Australian Open. Marko Dragic will coach Bouchard at the Rogers Cup, which begins next week.

At a news conference, Bouchard said she feels like she hasn't quite been herself lately and has been working on changing that in practice.

“I'm looking for someone who can help me improve all areas of my game,” she said. “I think it's very important to be able to address the technical side, the tactical side, the mental side and the physical side.”

The 21-year-old has struggled since the Australian Open, going 4–13 through Wimbledon. After being the runner-up at Wimbledon in 2014, Bouchard lost in the opening round this year. She had previously lost in the first round at the 2015 French Open.

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Bouchard recently pulled out of the Citi Open due to an abdominal injury.

- Molly Geary

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