Eugenie Bouchard took a horrible defeat final Sunday, having misplaced the ultimate of the Guadalajara Open regardless of the prediction was all on her facet. The Canadian hasn’t received a WTA title since 2014 and the previous couple of years have been an actual ordeal for her when it comes to her outcomes.
Genie had made herself recognized to most people seven years in the past, when she was in a position to attain the semifinals on the Australian Open and Roland Garros and the final act at Wimbledon (the place she had not been in a position to do something in entrance of a wild Petra Kvitova).
The next season, which for a lot of ought to have been that of her definitive consecration, as a substitute become the start of a decline as shocking because it was inexorable. The head of her unfavourable second in all probability occurred on the 2015 US Open, when a slip within the locker room induced a concussion and sparked countless controversy.
The 27-years-old didn’t in reality take to the sector for the remainder of 2015, with inevitable repercussions on her rating. Bouchard has by no means actually recovered, returning to offer some timid indicators of awakening solely in the previous couple of months.
After the two-set defeat by the hands of Sara Sorribes Tormo in Mexico, Eugenie revealed how she is attempting to attract inspiration from Rafael Nadal to return to the highest of the game.
Bouchard: “Rafael Nadal remains to be attempting to enhance”
“If Rafael Nadal, at his age and after the whole lot he has received, remains to be attempting to enhance, then it signifies that I’ve an extended method to go,” she declared on the press convention.
Regardless of having all the time remained near the very first positions, even the 20-time Grand Slam champion needed to handle some tough moments, particularly attributable to accidents. She added: “I really feel that the work executed within the final yr is near producing the fruits of him.
I simply have to offer myself extra likelihood to show it. The extra tournaments I play, the extra confidence I acquire. Then it’s hoped that the titles may even arrive,” added Bouchard, in a position to attain a greatest rating of quantity 5 WTA in his (to this point) solely season at very excessive ranges.