Tennis star Eugenie Bouchard filed a lawsuit on Wednesday for unspecified monetary damages against the United States Tennis Association alleging that they were negligent, leaving her to slip and fall in a locker room during the U.S. Open.
Bouchard claims her fall was caused by a “slippery, foreign and dangerous substance” on the floor of the women’s locker room.
She says she suffered a severe head injury, which caused her to withdraw from the tournament as well as several others.
Bouchard, says her injuries “were caused solely by the reason of carelessness, negligence, wanton and willful disregard on the part of Defendant USTA.” She claims the organization didn’t keep the locker room in a “safe and suitable condition” because the organization failed to maintain, clean and repair the floor, which led to her fall.
Her world ranking, once as high as number 5, has dropped 13 spots since her concussion.
USTA spokesman Chris Widmaier says the organization does not comment on on-going litigation.