Andy Murray, Eugenie Bouchard receive Roland Garros wild cards

Andy Murray and Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard have been handed wild cards for the singles draws at the French Open.

Former world No. 1 Murray made his Grand Slam return at the U.S. Open earlier this month, defeating Yoshihito Nishioka before losing to Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime in straight sets.

Murray, 33, was a finalist at Roland Garros in 2016 and reached the semifinals four consecutive years between 2014 and 2017.

He is currently ranked 110th in the world after undergoing hip resurfacing surgery last year.

Bouchard, a native of Montreal, enjoyed a restorative run to the final of the Istanbul Open last week, where the 2014 Wimbledon finalist was beaten by Patricia Maria Tig despite taking the first set.

Tsvetana Pironkova has also been awarded a spot in the women’s draw after her surprise run to the U.S. Open quarters.

Murray, Bouchard and Pironkova are the only non-French players to receive the 16 wild cards on offer across the two singles draws.

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