New York: Canada`s Eugenie Bouchard suffered a head injury when she slipped and fell in the US Open locker room that has forced her out of women`s and mixed doubles and jeopardized her fourth-round singles match Sunday.
The 21-year-old from Montreal sustained the injury late Friday and US Open medical personnel continue to assess the severity of the injury, US Open tournament director David Brewer said.
Medical staff recommended that Bouchard withdraw from the two doubles events and she went along with that suggestion.
She was playing alongside Australian Nick Kyrgios in mixed doubles and Russia`s Elena Vesnina in women`s doubles and had taken special pride Friday in being the only woman remaining in all three events at the US Open.
Bouchard, seeded 25th, has not decided whether or not to compete in her scheduled fourth-round match against Italy`s Roberta Vinci but one was expected to be made later Saturday after further treatment and medical evaluation.