Eugenie Bouchard: To me Serena Williams is always no. 1

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Eugenie Bouchard: To me Serena Williams is always no. 1

Eugenie Bouchard was eager to face Serena Williams in the Australian Open second round. The Canadian defeated Shuai Peng 6-2 6-1 in the first round and in press conference she said she felt in a better place than in the previous months: 'I'm really enjoying it on the court, and I feel like I have done some good improvements in the last couple months", said Bouchard. "I have been very solid in my matches last few tournaments.

Just enjoying the training and enjoying the matches. That's the most important thing, because I have definitely had moments where I didn't enjoy it so much. So I have really loved being out there.' Speaking of Serena, Bouchard spoke highly of her opponent and said: 'I'm super excited.

This is why we play the big tournaments, to play the best players. I think she is the greatest ever. So it's just so cool that I'll be able to share the court with her and an opportunity to see how I compare to one of the best players.

I mean, her ranking is top 20 right now, but to me she's always basically No. 1. I mean, I admire obviously the longevity of her career, her dominance over such a long amount of time, how she's come back so many times from injury, pregnancy, et cetera.

I mean, I don't want to talk about it too much and put her on too much of a pedestal because I have to play her in two days, but I love her.' Bouchard, however, lost to Williams in straight sets 6-2, 6-2 on Thursday ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title