Tennis - Known to be a player who loves the limelight, Canadian sensation Eugenie Bouchard stumbled to yet another early defeat at a non Grand Slam event. The Wimbledon finalist, who has performed brilliantly at all the three majors this year, suffered a third defeat in four matches following that dazzling run to the final at the All England Club.
Up against former US Open champion Samantha Stosur, the 20 year-old put in an erratic performance, serving 7 double faults in a match that lasted just an hour and 13 minutes. At the other end, Stosur was consistent as she played within herself, letting Bouchard make the errors of which there were plenty.
The Aussie ended up winning the match in straight sets 6-2,6-2. In another shocking result, former World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki suffered a straight sets defeat at the hands of temperamental Italian Camila Giorgi who ran out a 6-4,6-2 winner.
Giorgi, who is ranked at 38th place in the world, won 77 percent of her first serve points, helping her hold serve comfortably all through the match. It was Wozniacki’s third ever defeat here at the Connecticut Open here in New Haven, having won 25 out of her 28 matches here.