Quebec's Eugenie Bouchard was unable to make it past the first round of Australian Open tennis qualifying on Monday (Sunday EST), losing in three sets 6-3 , 1-6 and 6-4 in front of the American Ashlyn Krueger, an 18-year-old player.
The 317th racket in the world surrendered in 1h53 min in front of the holder of the 159th echelon of the WTA.
This one had 26 winners against 10 for “Genie”.
The two athletes each totaled five breaks in 12 occasions, Krueger pocketed a total of 86 points, two more than Bouchard.
In addition, the Canadian Carol Zhao got rid of Eudice Chong in another qualifying duel. Zhao won 6-3, 6-2 over rival Hong Kong.
On the men's side, Quebec's Gabriel Diallo lost 6-3, 6-4 to Australia's Aleksandar Vukic, 129th player in the world. The winner took the serve twice in seven attempts, while Diallo could not take advantage of only one of his five chances to break.