Eugenie Bouchard: Tennis star sues USTA after concussion at U.S. Open

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    • Eugenie Bouchard takes legal action after suffering a concussion at the U.S. Open
    • Suing the United States Tennis Association and United States National Tennis Center

    (CNN)Eugenie Bouchard, who was this year named the world's most marketable athlete, is taking legal action potentially worth "millions and millions" of dollars after suffering a concussion at the U.S. Open in New York.

    The 21-year-old is suing the United States Tennis Association and United States National Tennis Center. According to the civil suit -- a copy of which was obtained by CNN -- filed Wednesday in a U.S. District Court, she slipped, fell and suffered a "severe head injury" after playing a mixed doubles match on September 4.
      Last year's Wimbledon finalist is seeking both actual, compensatory and statutory damages along with punitive damages, and wants a jury trial.