Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard ignited social media chaos last week after she posted a controversial tweet on her first-round Madrid Open Victory.
The tweet, which read, “There’s something about playing dopers in Madrid…” was later deleted after the public outburst.
Bouchard is referencing her opponent Yastremska, who was provisionally suspended in 2021 after testing positive for anabolic steroid mesterolone.
Her ban was ultimately lifted after six months when the International Tennis Federation ruled she “bore no fault or negligence” for the failed test.
The tweet also takes a swipe at former world No.1 Maria Sharapova. Sharapova, too, was banned for doping results. When Sharapova returned to tennis, Bouchard was vocal in her disappointment.
“I don’t think that’s right. She’s a cheater,” Bouchard told Turkey’s TRT World.
“I don’t think a cheater at any sport should be allowed to play that sport again. It’s so unfair to all the other players who do it the right way and are true.”
Bouchard went on to beat Sharapova at the Madrid Open in 2017, which appeared to be on her mind when she posted this latest tweet.
Fans were quick to voice their opinion on the disappointing tweet by the Canadian Tennis star. “What Eugenie Bouchard said is absolutely outrageous, despicable and low. When people blame Kyrgios, at least it is a problem with his attitude, nerves. With her, she is genuinely and knowingly mean! Only attracts hatred and disrespect,” one user wrote.
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