Bouchard suing USTA over US Open fall

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Eugenie Bouchard is suing the US Tennis Association (USTA) and the U.S.T.A. National Tennis Center over her fall at the US Open last month.

Bouchard has filed a lawsuit for damages relating to the head injury she sustained after falling on a tile floor in a physical therapy room on September 4.

The 21-year-old Canadian claims she slipped on a substance left on the floor after a late finish from her mixed doubles match at Flushing Meadows.

Lawyers for the tennis star insist doors should have been locked to the room as the cleaning substance was being left overnight.

"We could be talking about millions and millions," Bouchard's lawyer Benedict Morelli told the New York Times.

Bouchard withdrew from the Wuhan Open two weeks ago due to concussion and retired midway through last week's first-round match at the China Open, citing dizziness.

She has also withdrawn from upcoming WTA events in Hong Kong and Tokyo.


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