Eugenie Bouchard is a Canadian tennis star, who was named the world’s most marketable athlete earlier this year. Eugenie suffered a head injury after slipping on a “foreign and dangerous” substance at the U.S. Open in New York. She and her legal team are now suing the United States Tennis Association and United States National Tennis Center in what could result in a multi-million dollar payout for the defendants.

Genny Noel

Eugenie is suing the U.S.T.A. and the U.S.N.T. after enduring a severe concussion post slip and fall at the U.S. Open, on September 4. Since then, she has played only one match, where she lost to her competitor. Bouchard has also cancelled multiple matches following the head injury.

On Wednesday, Eugenie filed a lawsuit against the U.S.T.A. and U.S.N.T. stating that there was no warning for the slippery substance. The suit reads:

“Ms. Bouchard entered the physiotherapy room of the women’s locker room when she was caused to slip and fall by a slippery, foreign and dangerous substance on the floor.

“The Defendants caused or created this slippery, foreign and dangerous substance to be on the floor, or knew or should have known that the slippery, foreign and dangerous substance was on the floor.

“The Defendants failed to provide Ms. Bouchard with any warnings whatsoever regarding the aforementioned dangerous condition.”

Benedict Morelli, the 21-year old tennis star’s lawyer, stated that they could be looking a millions of dollars as compensation to Eugenie.

Sheesh! If only we all made millions after a slip and fall!