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Another early loss for Bouchard

Another early loss for Bouchard

Eugenie Bouchard continues her run of poor from making another early exit at the Indian Wells event based out in the California desert.

It was a really difficult match, but I've played her twice in the past so I knew what to expect

The Canadian, the 2014 Wimbledon runner-up, now ranked 53, fell after two hours and 14-minutes, to the 61 ranked German Annika Beck, 3-6 6-2 6-2.

"It was a really difficult match, but I’ve played her twice in the past so I knew what to expect," Beck told official website after the match. "She’s had solid results this year so she had a lot of confidence going into it. I knew first rounds are never easy."

The 2010 Indian Wells champion Jelena Jankovic is another player who has slipped down the rankings but she showed in her opening round, that she still has the spirit for a good scrap.

The Serbian, a former world number one, outlasted Irina Falconi of the United States 6-2 3-6 6-3.

The win sets up an attractive second round matchup against another American, Venus Williams.

On the menŠ—Ès front, Bernard Tomic suffered an early exit at the hands of a young American, who romped past the Australian 6-2 6-2. His next match though, is against Tomas Berdych, the 13th seed.

Two other you young Americans failed to emulate him Š—– SerbiaŠ—Ès Dusan Lajovic beat Frances Riafoe 6-3 6-3 and GermanyŠ—Ès Peter Gojowczyk got the better of the big serving Reilly Opelka 6-4 3-6 6-1.

On the women’s side, Shelby Rogers topped Jennifer Brady in an all-American showdown 6-4 7-6(4), with Lauren Davis joining her after beating Viktorija Golubic 6-4 4-6 7-5 and Varvara Lepchenko defeated Yaroslava Shvedov 4-6 6-2 6-4.

IN contrast Allison Riske, Vania King and Taylor Townsend all saw their Indian Wells challenges come to a speedy end.

In other matches Andrea Petkovic, Magda Linette, Lucie Safarova, Julia Goerges, Sera Sorribes, Katerina Siniakov, Shuai Peng, Mariana Duque, Pauline Parmentier and Naomia Osaka all completed successful opening rounds.

About The Author

Henry Wancke

Henry Wancke is one of the most respected Tennis writers in the UK. Henry is the Editor of both Tennis Threads Magazine and tennisthreads.net. He previously worked as Editor of Tennis World, Serve & Volley as well as Tennis Today magazines and been stringer for The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and Press Association. He also co-authored the Ultimate Encyclopaedia of Tennis with John Parsons published by Carlton, and the Federation Cup – the first 32 years, published by the ITF. Currently he is the Secretary of the Lawn Tennis Writers’ Association and Hon Vice President of the Tennis Industry Association UK.

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