US Open 2014: No magic Grand Slam receipe, insists Eugenie Bouchard
US Open 2014: No7 seed Eugenie Bouchard beat Olga Govortsova 6-2, 6-1 to reach the second round
Eugenie Bouchard insisted that there is no magic recipe to guarantee Grand Slam success after the seventh seed edged to a straights sets victory over Olga Govortsova at US Open.
The Wimbledon finalist won just four matches in the lead up to the final Major of the year, struggling to overcome the psychological blow of losing the SW19 in straight sets to Petra Kvitova.
I don’t think there’s a magic recipe that if I get to the quarters of a women’s event I’ll do well at the Slam
However, Bouchard moved into the second round at Flushing Meadows with ease thanks to a 6-2 6-1 victory over Govortsova, and her 17 Grand Slam match wins are more than any other woman on the tour.
“I looked back on my year, and I had different lead-ups to every Slam and performed very well at every one of them,” Bouchard said.
“I don’t think there’s a magic recipe that if I get to the quarters of a women’s event I’ll do well at the Slam. I think you just have to take it as it goes, really.
“Obviously I would have liked more matches, but that’s the way it is sometimes.”
Elsewhere, Kvitova, who beat Bouchard in the Wimbledon final, took 54 minutes to beat Kristina Mladenovic 6-1, 6-0, whilst Serbian Ana Ivanovic secured her 48th win of 2014 as she secured a 6-3 6-0 victory over Alison Riske.