Eugenie Bouchard Loses to Ana Ivanovic, Ready to Bounce Back vs Serena Williams

Serena Williams lost to Simona Halep in WTA Finals. While Eugenie Bouchard too has tasted defeat in the tournament, she is upbeat ahead of her match against the world No. 1.

Updated: October 22, 2014 23:16 IST
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Eugenie Bouchard says she wants to give it her all against Serena Williams who is already struggling with a painful knee problem.


Singapore: Eugenie Bouchard said she would go for broke against Serena Williams in a last-ditch bid to rescue her WTA Finals campaign after slumping to her second big defeat on Wednesday.

Bouchard, who went down 6-1, 6-3 to Ana Ivanovic in Red Group, said she would not change her approach despite the world number one's shock 6-0, 6-2 defeat to Simona Halep. (Also read: A dream to defeat Serena, says Halep)

The two-time defending champion's heavy defeat sent shockwaves through the tournament, but Bouchard said her gameplan would remain the same in what is likely to be her last match of the year.

"I don't know if one match should change my approach to me playing against Serena. I don't think it will. I think she's a great player. Not everyone can play perfect in every match," Bouchard said. ( Also read: Serena admits she is far from being her best)

"For me, you know, I kind of got killed by the two players in my pool not named Serena, so I think it can only get better from here."

Bouchard came to Singapore under-prepared after injuring her left leg, and her hopes are now hanging by a thread after one-sided defeats to Halep and Ivanovic.

She said she planned to play her final round robin match against Williams, who is also struggling with a knee injury which forced her out of this month's China Open.

"I'm just looking forward to the match. Never say never, but it's probably my last match of the year, so I'm going to just give it my all. To end with Serena is kind of cool," Bouchard said.

The Canadian world number five needs a big win over Williams and for Red Group's other final results to go her way if she is to reach the semi-finals of the elite, year-ending tournament on debut.

"This week is probably more fun than other weeks. Atmosphere is amazing -- walking out on court I feel like the president," she said. "It's so spectacular to walk out on court."

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