Bouchard the butt of awkward joke

Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard was the butt of an immigration officer's joke in the Netherlands on Friday.

Ousted by eighth seed Timea Bacsinszky at Roland Garros in France recently, Bouchard was travelling to Autotron Rosmalen for the Ricoh Open, when she was comically questioned at the airport.

"Immigration entering Holland – Him: Purpose of trip? Me: Tennis tournament. Him: Oh, shouldn't you still be in Paris then? Me: …," she tweeted. Her comment was retweeted more 1,200 times.

The remark by the airport official was probably unintentional, but there was plenty of truth in the jest for the 2014 Roland Garros semi-finalist, who has since suffered first- and second-round exits in 2015 and 2016, respectively.

"I think my lack of focus was the part that let me down — the mental part. It's something I’ve been working on and I have been getting better," she remarked recently.

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