Bouchard blocked in the first round in simple
Photo: Mark Blinch, The canadian Press
Montreal’s Eugenie Bouchard has committed 19 unforced errors against only 10 for Vekic, which appeared for the first time in the main draw of the Rogers Cup.
Eugenie Bouchard has not crossed the first round at the Rogers Cup. The Montreal holding a laissez-passer lost 6-3 and 6-4 to the qualified Donna Vekic on Tuesday.
It has been six consecutive tournaments where the player of 23 years was eliminated in his first game.
Bouchard has poorly started the game, giving quickly two breaks of service to allow Vekic to take the lead 3-0. However, Bouchard has even converted two of the three balls of breakage that has offered the Croatian in the first round.
The four breaks granted by the Quebec, including the decisive game, long ten minutes, and a row of six passages at equal, will be allowed to Vekic to take the lead.
Montreal has committed 19 unforced errors against only 10 for Vekic, which appeared for the first time in the main draw of the Rogers Cup.
The Croatian broke the service of Bouchard six times, winning seventeen of his twenty-first seven balls of service. Quebec has committed five double faults.
“I think that I simply made too many unforced errors, said Bouchard, who is 70th in the world. It is certain that my confidence level is a little low at the moment. And when you are going through a period like that, it’s hard to go through the matches where the opponent is tough. “
The Croatian 21-year-51st in the world, will face in the second round, the third head of series, the German Angelique Kerber.
Despite his fall, which does not seem to want to stop, Bouchard, ranked fifth in the world in 2014, is the best Canadian in singles at the WTA.
Later on Tuesday, Bouchard and Karolina Pliskova beat Dominika Cibulková and Kirsten Flipkens 6-4 and 6-2, reaching the second round in doubles.