Eugenie Bouchard wins process against USTA!


The United States Tennis Association has been found mostly liable for Canadian player Eugenie Bouchard's fall on a wet locker room floor during the 2015 US Open in NY.

The USTA countered that it was Bouchard's responsibility to be aware that the locker room was being cleaned at 11 p.m. when her fall occurred.

A second phase, at which Bouchard was expected testify about how the accident had harmed her career and the jury was to decide what damages the USTA should pay, was interrupted on Friday by several hours of closed-door talks between the parties.

"I screamed, 'Oh my god, it burns, '" Bouchard told the jury, according to the New York Post.

She was seeking damages for her physical and emotional suffering in the lawsuit, as well as lost earnings on and off the court.

In the damages phase of the trial at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of NY, a settlement, the terms of which were kept confidential, was agreed to the satisfaction of both Bouchard and the USTA.

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Her lawyer, Benedict Morelli, told Press Association Sport: "We are very pleased but not surprised that the jury went in our favour". "I feel vindicated that I got the verdict yesterday".

Due to her injury, Bouchard also withdrew from the Japan Open, Wuhan Open, China Open and Hong Kong Open in 2015.

Alan Kaminsky, a lawyer for USTA, said he was also glad a settlement could be reached.

"I'm just pleased the USTA and Ms. Bouchard were able to resolve their differences", he said.

"She's pleasantly living with it", Morelli added. Once ranked fifth in the world, she has fallen to 116th and has not replicated her early success, which included reaching the Wimbledon final in 2014.