One And Done For Eugenie Bouchard At The French Open

Any odds of winning the 2015 French Open went as quickly as they came for Eugenie Bouchard.  Canada’s number one women’s tennis star was the featured attraction for Canadian tennis fans at Roland Garros following the withdrawal of compatriot Milos Raonic due to an injury.

But it never went further than the first round as Bouchard was upset once again by a lower seeded opponent.  Genie was beaten by Kristina Mladenovic in straight sets to end her run at the Grand Slam before the end of Round 1.

The upsetting finish for Genie is a long way from her run to the French Open semifinals in 2014.  The Canadian was one of the upstart surprises of the tournament last year, advancing to the semis where she was beaten by Maria Sharapova – who eventually won the tournament.

It also continues a disappointing 2015 season for Genie.  Following a trip to the quarterfinals at the Australian Open in January – a rematch with Sharapova that ended with the same result, Genie was eliminated in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open.

Things got even worse for Genie from there.  She was eliminated in her first competitive matches at the Miami Open, the Family Circle Cup, and the Madrid Open along with a handful of smaller events over that time. 

The losing streak finally came to an end at the Italian Open when Genie won her first match against Zarina Diyas.  But any bets that she would begin a new winning streak ended in the next round when she lost to Carla Navarro.  Now with the loss at the French Open, Genie has lost eight of her last nine competitive matches.

Unfortunately, Canadian will see her position on the WTA rankings take a dive following the conclusion of the Grand Slam on June 7th.  If Genie hopes to remain competitive for the rest of the tennis season, the road to Wimbledon must be a brighter journey than the trip thus far this year.  Time will tell if Genie can find her winning form once again.