Eugenie Bouchard, Canada’s Female Athlete of the Year in 2014, had another big moment today, defeating Serena Williams, the number one female tennis player in the world.
‘It’s a good way to start the year’
“Maybe she needed another coffee,” quipped Bouchard, from Westmount, Quebec “I know she didn’t play her best. I’m happy I just stayed with it and held my nerve. It’s a good way to start the year — gives me some confidence.”
The coffee remark refers to William’s previous day, when she asked for and was served a coffee after losing her first set of the tournament 6-0 to Flavia Pennetta. Serena Williams credited the espresso with her quick return to form and comfortable win that set the U.S. on course for a 3-0 victory over Italy.
There was no such comeback today against Bouchard in a match that lasted only 50 minutes. Williams went down to a 6-2, 6-1 loss to Canadian star Eugenie Bouchard in Perth, Australia.