Bouchard reaches agreement
25 February, 2018, 12:00 am
Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard reached a settlement in her lawsuit with the US Tennis Association (USTA) yesterday after a fall at the 2015 US Open resulted in her withdrawal and a concussion.
The terms of the settlement were confidential.
“It’s been two-and-a-half years, so I’m happy it’s over,” Bouchard told reporters outside a New York courtroom, the New York Times reported.
“I feel vindicated that I got the (jury) verdict yesterday. Just relief and happiness right now,” added the former world number five and Wimbledon finalist.
Bouchard had sued US tennis’s governing body after she slipped and fell in a training room.
She was seeking damages for her physical and emotional suffering as well as lost earnings both on and off the court after not playing a complete match for the remainder of 2015.
A New York jury decided on Thursday that USTA should pay 75 percent of the damages owed to Bouchard but also found the tennis player bore contributory negligence of 25 percent.