So much for the new Genie Army chant—it didn’t work in this particular WTA tournament. Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard, who is touted as the next big thing in women’s tennis, came up way short in the second round of the 2014 Rogers Cup in Montreal, Canada falling to American Shelby Rogers, in three sets 6-0, 2-6, 6-0.
Bouchard's game was completely off in this one suffering six double-faults in the match against Rogers’ Shelby's two. The American was also aggressive and efficient with her first serve at 28/41 or 68%.
It was indeed a bad result for Bouchard who fell to Rogers, a wildcard qualifier in this event, for the second time in two career meetings. Rogers defeated Bouchard, 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 in 2011
Both competitors are in their early 20s—Rogers at 21 years old and Bouchard at 20 years old—but it was the Canadian who was the big favourite to win the match being ranked 8th in the world as opposed to Rogers, who was ranked 113th entering this match.
The disappointing loss should put a stop on Bouchard’s hype machine-- at least until the next WTA tournament.
The Genie Army—avid fans of Bouchard-- took to Twitter to share their disappointment with their fallen idol:
Seeing Eugenie Bouchard get eliminated is too much.
— SharksTank (@SharksTank) August 6, 2014
Shelby Rogers shocks Montreal's Eugenie Bouchard, 6-0, 2-6, 6-0. Crowd stunned, in near total silence throughout 3rd set. — TENNIS.com (@Tennis) August 6, 2014
Breaking News: Three Rogers Cup organizers rushed to hospital after Eugenie Bouchard's performance gives them a heart attack.
— Sid Seixeiro (@Sid_Seixeiro) August 6, 2014