11 Apr 2017

Bouchard makes Pro Circuit return


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By Nick Fishpool

Eugenie Bouchard (CAN)

The ITF Pro Circuit returns to Indian Harbour Beach in Florida this week for a 12th year and leading the way as top seed is 2014 Wimbledon runner-up Eugenie Bouchard.

Bouchard, 23, has accepted a wild card into the tournament nearly four years on from her last appearance on the ITF Pro Circuit at a $75,000 tournament in Nottingham, Great Britain. Since then, the Canadian has enjoyed a meteoric rise up the rankings to a career-high No. 5 on 20 October 2014.

It was a good year for Bouchard in 2014, when she made her first semifinal appearances at the Australian Open and Roland Garros ahead of reaching her first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon.

This week sees her named as the top seed on her ITF Pro Circuit return, where she still awaits the identity of her first round opponent with the qualifying event’s final round taking place today (Tuesday).

Should Bouchard claim the Indian Harbour Beach title, she will become the tournament's third wild card winner. It would be her seventh ITF Pro Circuit singles title, to add to previous wins in Toronto, Granby and twice in Bastad during 2012, plus 2011 wins in Sibenik and Burnie where she won her first ever professional title.

Follow all the action as it unfolds using the live scores link on the ITF Pro Circuit website or via the official live scoring mobile app.

Previous Winners

Year Player Nationality Seeding Entry Status
2006 Edina Gallovits Romania NA Direct Acceptance
2007 Bethanie Mattek United States 4th Wild Card
2008 Yanina Wickmayer Belgium 2nd Direct Acceptance
2009 Melanie Oudin United States 1st Direct Acceptance
2010 Edina Gallovits Romania 1st Direct Acceptance
2011 Melinda Czink Hungary NA Wild Card
2012 Grace Min United States NA Direct Acceptance
2013 Petra Rampre Slovenia NA Direct Acceptance
2014 Taylor Townsend United States NA Special Exempt
2015 Katerina Stewart United States 7th Direct Acceptance
2016 Jennifer Brady United States NA Direct Acceptance

 

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