WTA: Eugenie Bouchard vs Kristina Kucova July 28, 2016 video highlights replay, result,recap, reactions – Rogers Cup Montereal.
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Rogers Cup Montereal 2016 Recap
Eugenie Bouchard (CA) lost control on her emotion, She lost to Kristina Kucova (SVK) 6-3, 4-6, 3-6 on Thursday night to fall short of the Rogers Cup quarterfinals.
MONTREAL — The pressure got to Eugenie Bouchard and it put Canada’s top women’s tennis player out of the US$2.4 million Rogers Cup.
After impressive wins over higher-ranked Lucie Safarova and Dominika Cubulkova, Bouchard fell 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 to unheralded qualifier Kristina Kucova in the third round on Thursday night.
“I played some high-quality tennis this week — I can’t forget those two matches — but two matches is not a whole tournament,” the dejected 22-year-old said. “I need to learn how to keep it going and, yeah, deal with the pressure.
“I just felt I maybe panicked a little bit, tried to finish the points too soon. She was getting a lot of balls back. I think it would have been better if I think I was just a bit calmer mentally. But it happens and I have to learn how to deal with this.”
It was match Bouchard probably should have won, especially after going up 4-0 in the opening set, but was squandered on a succession of errors that stunned what had been a festive centre court crowd at Uniprix Stadium.
The gritty Kucova, who upset eighth seeded Carla Suarez-Navarro in the second round, advanced to a quarter-final Friday night against 15th seeded Johanna Konta of Britain.
“I might have put too much pressure on myself, thinking that I had such a chance (to win at home and reach the quarter-finals),” Bouchard said. “I have to just kind of not worry about what’s going on around, how everyone really wanted me to win, and just focus on the tennis.”
Her frustration showed in a ball batted high into the crowd after a missed shot in the second set to a point penalty for racquet abuse in the third as she struggled to hit the lines.