A Canadian tennis star is facing the internet’s wrath over a comment she made on Twitter this past Sunday. Eugenie Bouchard is being called out over her tweet about Serena Williams' emotional Rogers Cup loss. Bouchard was spectating when fellow Canadian Bianca Andreescu faced off against Williams in the final match of the tournament. After just the first round, Williams withdrew due to an injury, letting Andreescu take the victory.
"Sooooo basically I coulda won the Rogers Cup," Bouchard tweeted yesterday, a joke about the tournament’s shocking outcome. She quickly followed up with "Kidding" and an eye-roll emoji, presumably in response to the negative feedback.
The jab couldn’t have come at a worse time, especially when you consider the fact that Bouchard lost to Andreescu in the opening round of the tournament. Which of course only added fuel to the fire.
@geniebouchard You before the tweet. https://t.co/PImysJpsQ5— Chriss (@Chriss)1565553647.0
@geniebouchard Ummmmm......nope. You have to win at least one match.......a year for starters.— TDubs (@TDubs)1565563968.0
@geniebouchard Disrespectful for you and to win you need to reach second round 1st which is impossible for you ever… https://t.co/H8ssbtv4R4— fadzai (@fadzai)1565558955.0
@favrecruz04 @geniebouchard You always lose in the first round.— Debbie Schween (@Debbie Schween)1565572763.0
@geniebouchard No. You lost in the first round....— Cruzin (@Cruzin)1565548618.0
@geniebouchard @TennisMagazine1 Have seen yourself play at anytime in the last two years. #IThinkNot— specialsmiley (@specialsmiley)1565549027.0
@geniebouchard https://t.co/pzNhxFKVL8— Dr. Robin Mazumder (he/him) (@Dr. Robin Mazumder (he/him))1565565905.0
@geniebouchard Well... no... that would require you to be good... and you are not. #washedup— Sarnia Brave Sedins (@Sarnia Brave Sedins)1565609863.0
Andreescu has received widespread praise for her reaction to Williams' decision to withdraw. The young tennis star rushed to comfort Williams, who broke down on the sidelines.
"I started tearing up because she was tearing up," Andreescu gushed during a post-match press conference, reports CNN. "It's because I know how she feels. Injuries really, really suck."
"I just said, 'Girl, you are ... a beast. You're going to bounce back. You've dealt with so much in your career. This is just a minor setback for a major comeback," Andreescu continued.
Bouchard later admitted on Twitter that she hasn't been keeping up with the internet's negative comments about her.
@Gibbsyyyy I don’t read em 🤷🏼♀️ life is too good for me to waste energy on anything negative— Genie Bouchard (@Genie Bouchard)1565558203.0
Bouchard also tweeted a quick congratulations to Andreescu.
CONGRATS BB GIRL @Bandreescu_ you ain’t like the rest of them!! ♥️♥️— Genie Bouchard (@Genie Bouchard)1565548695.0