Genie Bouchard withdraws from U.S. Open doubles with head injury

Saturday September 5th, 2015

Canadian Genie Bouchard has withdrawn from both the US Open women’s doubles and mixed doubles competitions after suffering a head injury, Tournament Director David Brewer announced.

Bouchard slipped and fell in the locker room and sustained a head injury. It is still unknown whether or not she will continue to compete in the women’s singles draw.

“The severity of the injury was and continues to be assessed by the on-site medical personnel at the US Open,” Brewer said in a statement. “No determination about competing in the singles competition has been made at this time.”

Bouchard, 21, was scheduled to play alongside Elena Vesnina in the second round of women’s doubles, and with Nick Kyrgios in the second round of mixed doubles this afternoon.

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She is still slated to play Roberta Vinci in the fourth round of the women’s draw on Sunday.

An update will her condition will be released late Saturday.

- Kenny Ducey

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