Eugenie Bouchard in court as she sues US Open after falling and hitting her head there two-years ago

EUGENIE BOUCHARD has begun her court case the place she is suing organisers of the US Open after struggling concussion in a fall on the event in 2015.

Canadian tennis star Bouchard is demanding damages value hundreds of thousands of kilos after hitting her head on the ground when she slipped in one of many dressing rooms at Flushing Meadows.

 Eugenie Bouchard arrives at court as she attempts to sue the USTA

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Eugenie Bouchard arrives at court as she makes an attempt to sue the USTA
 Eugenie Bouchard is suing the USTA for damages after suffering a fall at the US Open in 2015

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Eugenie Bouchard is suing the USTA for damages after struggling a fall on the US Open in 2015

The previous prime-5 ranked participant was pressured to withdraw from the singles, doubles and combined doubles occasions on the Grand Slam occasion – denying her the chance of hundreds in prize cash.

She launched authorized motion towards the USA Tennis Affiliation six weeks later, and regardless of a number of conferences since then neither social gathering has reached any settlement on a settlement.

The 23-yr-previous claims she suffered the autumn after slipping on cleansing fluid she claims had been left on the bottom in the altering room.

However the USTA deny legal responsibility, and declare she assumed the danger herself by getting into the room outdoors of regular hours.

 Bouchard in action at Flushing Meadow just hours before she suffered her fall

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Bouchard in motion at Flushing Meadow simply hours earlier than she suffered her fall
 Eugenie Bouchard beat Dominika Cibulkova to reach the fourth round - but was forced to pull out hours later after suffering concussion in a dressing room fall

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Eugenie Bouchard beat Dominika Cibulkova to succeed in the fourth spherical – however was pressured to tug out hours later after struggling concussion in a dressing room fall

A federal jury has been sworn in for the listening to in New York, the place Bouchard's legal professionals claimed the tumble on September four 2015 got here in a room slick with heavy obligation cleansing spray.

Earlier that day she had reached the fourth spherical of the Grand Slam occasion in New York with victory over Dominika Cibulkova.

 

They declare there have been no warnings that the ground was slippery when the incident occurred round 11pm, her lawyer Benedict Morelli stated.

However counsel defending the USTA say employees adopted traditional tips and solely put down the spray in the assumption all of the gamers and trainers had left for the day.

 Bouchard played just once in 2015 after the fall - and dizziness forced her to pull out of the game in Beijing

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Bouchard performed simply as soon as in 2015 after the autumn – and dizziness pressured her to tug out of the sport in Beijing

Defending, Alan Kaminsky stated: "My shoppers are being blamed with doing their job."

Bouchard, who was a crushed finalist at Wimbledon in 2014, is in search of damages for previous and future bodily and psychological struggling.

Medical bills and lack of earnings additionally type a part of the declare – together with prize cash, look charges and potential endorsement offers.

Following the autumn, Bouchard performed just one additional match in the 2015 season in a event in Beijing, however she was pressured to retire from the match due to dizziness.

The listening to continues.

 

EUGENIE BOUCHARD has begun her court case the place she is suing organisers of the US Open after struggling concussion in a fall on the event in 2015.