Tennis - Following a poor display at the pre-US Open warm-up tournaments in Montreal, Cincinnati and New Haven, Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard seems to have finally started to get her focus back. Since her stunning run to the final at the All England Club, Bouchard had lost three out of four matches and was struggling to find any kind of consistency.
The Canadian, who has performed brilliantly in all the three majors so far, came into the US Open as the seventh seed but not as one of the favourites because of her sloppy form. At all the three majors she has reached the semi-finals or better, highlighting her love for the biggest stages.
And when it comes to tennis, it really doesn’t get bigger than playing at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in the night session. The match in prospect too, was one that had got fans and experts excited as it was going to be contested between two prodigious talents – Bouchard herself and Romanian Sorana Cirstea.
As it turned out, the match lived up to its billing with the Canadian finally coming out on top after a two hour and 17 minute long battle that Bouchard won 6-2,6-7(4),6-4.
There were plenty of ups and downs in the match, and the seventh seed duly acknowledged the same.