Eugenie Bouchard won her first match of 2023, defeating Ann Li 6-4, 6-3 at the ASB Classic qualifying round in Auckland, New Zealand.
The former World No. 5 lost in Round 2 qualifying against American Katie Volynets.
Bouchard, a two-time quarterfinalist at the ASB Classic, reported she had food sickness on December 31.
The 28-year-old, who played in the WTL days before her 2023 campaign, voiced her sadness on social media.
“Saturday night food poisoning. Spoiled all night. I had to cancel my Auckland match “Instagram Stories. “Sunday morning at the doctor’s office”
She said she met with the doctor on Sunday and couldn’t finish her dinner. The Canadian said she felt better on Monday after sleeping 12 hours and drinking Powerade.
“Sunday night, I only ate five pieces of pasta,” she added. “I slept 12 hours and feel so much better today.”
The 2014 Wimbledon finalist asked her followers if this was a bad sign for her 2023 season.
“I spent the first 8 hours of 2023 hanging to the toilet. Say, “She questioned.
Eugenie Bouchard rose to stardom in 2014, when she reached the semifinals of the Australian Open, French Open, and Wimbledon and won her first and only WTA championship in Nuremberg.
The Canadian has had a couple hard years on the tour, and her rankings took a significant hit after she underwent shoulder surgery.
Bouchard is now World No. 327 after making a comeback in 2022. The Canadian will play more tournaments to regain her form.