Eugenie Bouchard was cheekily given playing credentials with a photo of her in a bikini on the frontEventually, it was replaced with a more appropriate iteration for the tournamentBouchard crashed out in the first round of the competition but remains alive in the doubles, reaching the quarterfinals, set to take place Thursday night
Eugenie Bouchard got more than she bargained for at the Odlum Brown VanOpen tournament in Vancouver this week.
Competing in her hometown event, Bouchard received her player credentials as normal, however this time the photo was a little different to normal.
Taking to Instagram, the 28-year-old revealed Wednesday that her pass had a photograph of her in a bikini.
Eugenie Bouchard has become a powerful figure away from the tennis court, evidenced by her 2.3million Instagram followers
Bouchard got more than she bargained for ahead of her first round singles defeat in Vancouver
‘Can someone from @vanopentennis credential office explain pls??’, Bouchard said via her Instagram story.
Staring right back at her was a snap from a Sports Illustrated cover shoot back in 2018.
Shortly after, the former Wimbledon finalist did in fact receive a new and, well, more suitable photo — which she shared to her 2.3million followers.
Bouchard lost in the first round of singles competition in Vancouver to Arianne Hartono, 6-2, 6-2.
Bouchard is no stranger to a swimsuit, but she couldn’t have anticipated her credential photo
Bouchard recently enjoyed the ESPYs in Los Angeles alongside golfer Michelle Wie West
It was Bouchard’s first match back on the singles circuit in 17 months after surgery and subsequent rehabbing of her right shoulder.
Canada’s former world No. 5 will still need at least one of her passes as she remains in contention for the doubles crown, with partner Kayla Cross.
The pair face American Asia Muhammad and Japan’s Miyu Kato in the quarterfinals on Thursday.
Failing that, Bouchard will have other opportunities to impress on and off the court.
If one’s thing for sure, no one can question her credentials.