This was quite a nightmare for Genie Bouchard.
The world no.7 was the top seed and the hot favorite in Antwerp to miserably crash in the opener against an always dangerous Mona Barthel. The tennis world was eager to see Genie’s performance because this would have been her first match with the new coach Sam Sumyk.
After a good opening set when she won 6-4, Genie just disappeared in the following 2 sets. The final score was a horrible 4-6 6-1 6-2.
If you think that Genie snubbed the Fed Cup to play this tournament with a great blow to her image in Canada… well… something went really wrong.
There will be better days ahead…