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Eugenie Bouchard has experienced problems with the service, committing 12 double faults.
Hobart, Australia — The passing of Eugenie Bouchard at the tournament in Hobart has been of short duration as it has suffered elimination in his first game against the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka.
Sabalenka, recognized for the power of his shots, has dominated the former # 5 world and a finalist at Hobart in 2016, was imposed in two sets of 6-4, 6-3.
“She has a game power, so it was difficult to find my rhythm, recognized Bouchard. It is either hit a winner or an error. At the beginning, I was a little slow, but I had the impression of me to adjust. I then lost a couple of important points in the second round. “
Bouchard has experienced problems with the service, committing 12 double faults. “I have way too many double faults, which is unusual for me,” she added. I was pretty frustrated. I have now time for me to train in Melbourne [site of the Australian open]. “
The other first round defeat continues a sequence of rapid elimination of the Montreal. In 2017, Bouchard lost in the first round of 14 tournaments, including Wimbledon and the Us International. And it was very poorly undertaken 2018, losing its three games in a simple Cup Hopman last week.
In other matches, Elise Mertens, defending champion at Hobart, has had no trouble in the first round against the Japanese Kurumi Nara, winning 6-0 and 6-4 in 72 minutes.
Sorana Cirstea, no. 3, has lost in the hands of the British Heather Watson 7-6, 6-3 and Tatjan Maria, no. 7, fell pavilion, 6-4, 6-2 in the face of Donna Vekic. The favorite, Zhang Shuai, prevailed 7-5, 6-3 to face Magda Linette.