2015 Aegon International

Bouchard survives for another day

Eugenie Bouchard’s main draw debut at Devonshire Park was delayed after rain put paid to last year’s Wimbledon finalist taking on American Qualifier Alison Riske.

And defending champion Madison Keys also saw her mouth-watering contest against Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic put back to Tuesday.

Bouchard will be relieved that she hasn’t made an Eastbourne exit on the opening Monday, having been stuck in a rut of losing matches with 10 defeats from her past 11 matches.

The Canadian admitted:

Eugenie-Bouchard“I’m in a little downward curve and it’s actually normal because first of all everyone told me it’s going to happen and then everyone’s telling me it’s happening right now.

“I realised I should just accept it but it’s not going great right now but I am just trying not to worry about it.”

“The results are still not there, so the way I’ve learned to accept it and deal with it is just to say I could lose a couple more matches and I’ll still survive — it’s just a tennis match.

“People seem to freak out and they are quick to jump on me when I do well but equally as quick to jump on me when I lose.

“If I do the proper things, the results will come eventually, whether it’s this week or next week at Wimbledon.”

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