Despite working with Andre Agassi and his famous trainer Gil Reyes the frustrations continue for 23 year old Montreal native Eugenie Bouchard who was bounced from the Rogers Cup Tuesday afternoon in straight sets 6-3 and 6-4 to 21-year-old Croatian qualifier Donna Vekic. Bouchard said “I think I just made too many unforced errors, you know. I’m obviously a bit low in confidence right now. It’s tough to get through tough matches when you’re in a moment like that.” Bouchard has dropped big time in the world rankings after peaking at a career high Number 5 in 2004 and is currently ranked 70th and no doubt will drop even lower after her first round departure at the Aviva Centre in Toronto. Bouchard feels the pressure of fans and media and was asked if she would prefer they ease up on her and said “I mean, I guess I’m relatively young, but I feel old in a way. You know, I’ve been on tour a bunch of years already. And I think it’s important to feel the pressure of time a little bit, to get into action and not just relax and let years go by. That would be the worst thing I could do. But if the media doesn’t put pressure on me, I mean, that would be nice.” Another Canadian hopeful 17 year old Bianca Andreescu of Mississauga coming off a quarter-final run at the Citi Open in Washington, D.C., last week lost 6-4, 6-1 to 55th-ranked Timea Babos of Hungary in her main-draw debut in Toronto. She said “I think I was very well prepared, I had tactics on how to play her but everyone has their days and today was her day. Congrats to her.” Andreescu is ranked 144th in the world andwas the last remaining Canadian in the women’s singles draw. Montreal’s Francoise Abanda’s lost Monday night.
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.@DonnaVekic defeats Bouchard 6-3, 6-4!
— WTA (@WTA) August 8, 2017