Let me straight up admit that I perceive Bouchard to be irksomely entitled and privileged. She reminds me of Jennifer Lawrence – loud, self-proclaiming, attention seeking, and beyond ignorant. Let me give you one example of why I find Bouchard to be an annoying bore – and of course I respect your right to interpret her behavior differently than I did.
In 2014, Bouchard was given a main draw wild card for the Hong Kong Open after reportedly forgetting to enter. I have not checked the WTA Official Rulebook but I can’t imagine that forgetting to enter an event is consistent with established rules. Bouchard was then widely promoted as the public face of the Hong Kong Open in an apparent exchange for appearance fees.
Bouchard next proceeded to withdraw from the tournament at the last minute, citing heat exertion from the US Open. Tournament organizers became understandably annoyed, having heavily marketed the event on the basis of her acceptance of a main draw wild card. The WTA responded by fining a tournament official. Bouchard seemed unfazed and unscathed, breezily moving on to the Wuhan Open where she lost in the finals. And that, my friends, is how privilege works.