Tennis

Eugenie Bouchard faces 'tough road of rehab' after shoulder surgery

Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard is recovering from arthroscopic shoulder surgery last week. The 27-year-old says she had been experiencing pain in her right shoulder since last fall and tore her subscapularis muscle in March.

Former world No. 5 tennis player from Montreal currently ranked 117th on WTA Tour

Montreal's Eugenie Bouchard is recovering from surgery after experiencing pain in her right shoulder since last fall and tore her subscapularis muscle at the Guadalajara Open in March. (Martin Sidorjak/Getty Images/File)

Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard is recovering from arthroscopic shoulder surgery.

The 27-year-old from Montreal posted a photo on social media Monday of herself in a hospital bed with her right arm in a sling, saying she underwent the procedure last week.

Bouchard says she had been experiencing pain in her right shoulder since last fall and tore her subscapularis muscle at the Guadalajara Open in March. She made it to the final round of the tournament before dropping the championship match to Spain's Sara Sorribes Tormo.

Bouchard says she "tried every form of conservative treatment known to man, to no avail" and that her doctor says the surgery went well.

The former world No. 5 did not provide a timeline for her recovery, but says she faces "a tough road of rehab ahead" and her spirits remain high.

Bouchard reached the finals at Wimbledon in 2014 and is currently ranked 117th on the WTA Tour.

WATCH |Bouchard loses in Guadalajara Open final:

Eugenie Bouchard melts down in Mexico final

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Spain's Sara Sorribes Tormo defeated Eugenie Bouchard of Westmount, Que., 6-2, 7-5 in the final of the Abierto Zapopan tournament in Guadalajara, Mexico for her first career WTA title. 5:30

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