Canadian star Eugenie Bouchard recently competed in the qualifiers for the Australian Open. Due to her ranking, the former World No. 4 did not directly make the main draw and hence, had to compete for a place there.
Bouchard won her first match very easily against Abbie Myers. However, she was faced with a tough challenge against Yue Yuan in the second qualifying match.
Yue Yuan played the first set incredibly well. She got an early break of serve and went on to get another to seal the set 6-2. She clearly dominated the first set but unfortunately, the dominance didn’t last long.
In the second set, the Canadian fought back by immediately breaking Yuan’s serve. She went on to hold her serve to consolidate the break. With some great returning, she found another break and took a 4-1 lead. Unfortunately, she couldn’t hold onto it as Yuan broke back immediately.
The Chinese tennis player went on to break Bouchard again in order to level the set 4-4. Genie was surely upset about this as she had a comfortable lead in the set. The pressure was completely on the Canadian and she did not do well. She was broken again and Yue Yuan won the match 6-2, 6-4
Eugenie Bouchard had to win this qualifier match to get a chance at competing in the main draw of the Australian Open. Unfortunately, she failed to do so but she is not going to let it affect her. She will continue playing events to improve her ranking and we will most likely see her at the main draw of the other Slams.