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 menÈs 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 SerbiaÈs Dusan Lajovic beat Frances Riafoe 6-3 6-3 and GermanyÈs 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.