Genie Bouchard is spending this Roland Garrros in recovery.
The former world No. 5 underwent right shoulder surgery in New York City last week.
In an Instagram post, Bouchard said she’s been suffering from shoulder pain since last fall. After extensive attempts at rehab, Bouchard underwent surgery to repair a torn subscapularis she suffered playing in Mexico in March.
“This past March, I tore my subscapularis in my first round match in Guadalajara,” Bouchard said. “Since then, I have tried every form of conservative treatment and rehab known to man, to no avail.
“So last week, I pulled the trigger and had arthroscopic surgery. Doc says everything went great. I have a tough road of rehab ahead of me, but my spirits are high and I will work hard to get back to the job that I love.”
The 27-year-old Canadian has posted a 5-4 record this season and is currently ranked No. 117. Bouchard’s last Grand Slam main-draw appearance came at Roland Garros last fall where she reached the third round bowing to eventual-champion Iga Swiatek.
Bouchard has reached two Tour-level finals—in Istanbul and Guadalajara—in her last five WTA main-draw appearances.
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