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French Open: No tennis pals for Canada's Bouchard
French Open quarterfinalist Bouchard doesn't have _ or want _ close friends on tennis tour
Associated Press
2014-06-01 09:22 PM

PARIS (AP) -- Eugenie Bouchard has no wish to make friends on the tennis circuit. She thinks there's simply no point.

The 20-year-old Canadian was asked after reaching the French Open quarterfinals Sunday who her best friend on the WTA tour is -- someone she could hang around with to do some sightseeing in Paris.

"Best friend on tour? I don't have one," Bouchard said. "I don't think the tennis tour is the place to have friends. For me it's all competition."

To the 18th-seeded Bouchard, palling around simply gets in the way of doing the job properly.

"I think it's important to just remember that we're going to play against each other in matches," she said. "It's not like we're teammates."

-- Jerome Pugmire, http://twitter.com/jeromepugmire

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French Open Watch follows tennis' clay-court Grand Slam tournament in Paris as seen by journalists from The Associated Press. It will be updated throughout the day.

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