Bouchard unaffected by ‘bra-gate’ as last year’s finalist suffers shock first-round Wimbledon exit

Eugenie Bouchard was oblivious of the furore her bra strap caused at Wimbledon today as last year’s beaten finalist surprisingly lost in the first round.

The Canadian was given a code violation for breaking Wimbledon’s all-white dress code when her black bra strap showed from underneath her vest top.

While the warning has raised eyebrows elsewhere, Bouchard – who lost 7-6 6-4 to world number 117 Ying-Ying Duan – did not feel the commotion.

“I was not aware of that at all,” he said.

“And no one told me anything about my bra.”

Bouchard suffered a grade two abdominal tear at Eastbourne last week which hampered her Wimbledon preparations, which the 21-year-old felt went part of the way to accounting for her shock defeat.

“I felt very unprepared for this match, that’s unfortunate,” she said.

“But I wanted to play, no matter what.

“It probably would have been smart not to play here, but I couldn’t pass on Wimbledon, so I did minimal preparation to save myself for the match.

“I was taped and felt okay but I was trying not to think about it. I just haven’t practiced that much so I felt my timing was very off.”

Feature image courtesy of BBC, with thanks

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