By Alberto Amalfi | @Tennis_Now | Friday, December 29, 2023
Genie Bouchard is taking her recreation again to the seaside.
Former Wimbledon finalist Bouchard will play reigning junior Wimbledon champion Clervie Ngounoue within the Women’s Tennis Challenge exhibition of the Delray Beach Open set for 8 p.m. on Saturday, February tenth, 2024.
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Tickets for that match and all different classes are on sale now at DelrayBeachOpen.com.
The girls be part of the February 9-Eleventh opening weekend lineup of the ATP Champions Tour Legends occasion that options six-time DBO champions Bob and Mike Bryan, essentially the most profitable doubles staff within the historical past of the game, former world No. 2 Tommy Haas, former Delray Beach champions Ivo Karlovic and Sam Querrey, native professionals Jesse Levine and Scoville Jenkins, and previous French Open champions Luke and Murphy Jensen.
Alongside the legends on Saturday and Sunday might be qualifying matches for the ATP 250 match.
The Delray Beach Open important draw begins Monday, February 12, with day by day play till the championship match on Sunday, February 18.
Bouchard, 29, had a historic run to the 2014 Wimbledon last to turn into the primary Canadian, male or feminine, to succeed in a Grand Slam last. A local of Montreal, she additionally was the primary Canadian to succeed in a career-high world rating of No. 5 to cap a 2014 season that additionally noticed her attain the Australian and French Open semifinals and qualify for the year-end WTA Finals.
Last month, Bouchard was a member of Canada’s first Billie Jean King Cup championship staff. Off courtroom, Bouchard notably has greater than 2.4 million Instagram followers.
Ngounoue (pronounced n-GOO-nuh-way), a local of Washington, D.C., was the world’s No. 1 ranked junior in June and gained the Wimbledon women’ title in July. She additionally owns Australian and French Open women doubles titles.
The 17-year-old up-and-coming American has a win over the WTA’s No. 37-ranked participant and gained the 2023 USTA National Championship to earn a wild card into the US Open. She turned professional in September.
Two top-ranked Americans are set to headline the ATP 250 important draw. Delray Beach Open reigning champion and world No. 10 Taylor Fritz will start his title protection on Wednesday night time, February 14, whereas American compatriot and No. 13 Tommy Paul will open play on Thursday night time, February 15.
Night classes begin at 6 p.m., with Fritz and Paul scheduled to play the 8 p.m. matches.
Photo credit score: GSE Worldwide/Delray Beach Open