French Open 2015: Eugenie Bouchard reflects on first-round exit

Eugenie Bouchard admits she hasn't 'been herself' in recent weeks after her surprise loss in the first round of the French Open

Eugenie Bouchard admitted that she hasn’t been “herself” on court recently following her surprise first-round exit at the French Open.

The sixth seed slumped to a 6-4 6-4 defeat by France’s Kristina Mladenovic as she suffered the pain of a first-round defeat at Roland Garros for the first time.

And the 21-year-old Canadian conceded that she has not been feeling at her best in recent weeks as she turns her attentions to the grass-court season.

“I don’t know what to say,” said Bouchard. “It’s been kind of the same as how I have been feeling recently on the court. Just not like myself.

“I felt I was in the match. But, tennis-wise, I still knew I was far off from how well I can play.

“It’s important to try to move on quickly in tennis because every Monday there is a new chance. So I’m going to try to forget this one.

“Hopefully the grass will be good for me. The plan is to go and play and play a couple of warmup tournaments [before Wimbledon].”

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