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The Break: Eugenie Bouchard opens up about working at Tennis Channel and more
"I've improved since my first day and it's just satisfying trying to improve my skills in this world," the Canadian said.
Published Aug 12, 2021
This week's episode of The Break is unlike any other. Host Johnny Rey Diaz is joined by none other than 2014 Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard for a special edition of the show that features all of the action from Montreal and Toronto.
1. Bouchard works at The Tennis Channel!
Well maybe not permanently, but whenever she's ready to hang up the racquets it's safe to say the Canadian will have a solid career in broadcasting. She is currently rehabbing from her shoulder surgery she had earlier this summer and is challenging herself by getting in front of the camera in an all new way at Tennis Channel's studios in Los Angeles. Bouchard shared what she loves most about the job, although it's just for a couple of weeks.
"I think just learning the behind-the-scenes of what goes in for production for a show like this and the fact that I feel like I've improved since my first day and it's just satisfying trying to improve my skills in this world," Bouchard said.
2. The adrenaline rush
She's not vying for titles at the moment, but it sure does feel like it when she's about to go live. The 27-year-old talked about her nerves while on set.
"I do feel this surge of adrenaline as were about to go live on TV and since I'm injured right now and not able to play, I feel like it replaces that adrenaline that I get on the court," Bouchard said.
3. Canadian tennis
Before ending this week's episode, Bouchard finished it off with a little recap of all the action in Canada. Simona Halep made her return in Montreal after months away from the court due to a calf injury she endured in Rome. The Romanian lost a tough three-set battle to an in-form Danielle Collins in the opening round.
Meanwhile, top names such as Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and more opted out of Canada's events.