Eugenie Bouchard lost to Anastasija Sevastova in a straight-set first round match, 6-3 6-3. The Canadian player, after the match, admitted she had higher expectations: “It’s always disappointing to lose. I felt like I was pretty close to her, and I’m in a rebuilding phase, so I’m just going to keep working.
Well, I can’t wait to win a match, let me tell you. I’m sick of losing. But my coach told me that we’re kind of using the rest of this year as time to prepare for next year. I’m going to still play tournaments this year, but I’m going to try to really work physically.
I think that’s a little bit lacking now. It sucks to lose, but life is still really good." Bouchard, who got her 12th consecutive loss, added: "All players go through slumps, and there have been huge comebacks in the past,” she said.
“If you have it, there’s always that hope and that belief that you can get it back”. Before the match between Federer and Nagal on Monday, the Australian legend Rod Laver wrote on Twitter: "Looking forward to the first night at Arthur Ashe to see three champions ...
the courts are playing fast which gives @rogerfederer a big chance to win the title, while Novak is the deserved favourite. The women’s is wide open - I’ve a hunch @GarbiMuguruza will go deep."