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Eugenie Bouchard drops 2nd match at WTA Finals

Eugenie Bouchard drops 2nd match at WTA Finals

Posted by Juan Gavasa on October 22, 2014

Canadian Eugenie Bouchard tumbled out of contention at the WTA Finals on Wednesday after a 6-1, 6-3 loss to Ana Ivanovic.

The Westmount, Que., native, who slipped to 0-2, will play Serena Williams in her final round-robin match of the tournament.

Williams was hammered 6-0, 6-2 by Simona Halep on Wednesday in one of the most lopsided losses of the star American's career.

Ivanovic had lost both her previous matches against Bouchard, at Wimbledon last year and this year's Australian Open quarter-final. However she cruised through the first set, winning all but two points when getting her first serve into play.

At the end of the set, Bouchard's coach Nick Saviano had to give his charge a pep talk, urging her to show more enthusiasm and fight, and the Canadian responded with a much more competitive showing in the second frame.

It was the first WTA Finals tournament for Bouchard, who made the semifinals of three Grand Slams this season, but she said she didn't feel overwhelmed by the experience.

"I've been asked a few times about it being my first time here," she said. "That never crossed my mind. I've done a lot of first things this year. You have to do everything first at some point in your life. I just was excited to come here. I see it as the fifth Grand Slam."

The key moment arrived in the seventh game, when Bouchard saved five break points but double faulted on the sixth, handing Ivanovic the break. The Serb went on to take the victory that put her back in the running for a semifinal berth.

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