Serena Williams shocker changes nothing for Eugenie Bouchard

Eugenie Bouchard said she would go for broke against Serena Williams in a last-ditch bid to rescue her WTA Finals campaign after slumping to her second big defeat on Wednesday.

AFP| Updated: Oct 22, 2014, 21:52 PM IST
Serena Williams shocker changes nothing for Eugenie Bouchard

Singapore: Eugenie Bouchard said she would go for broke against Serena Williams in a last-ditch bid to rescue her WTA Finals campaign after slumping to her second big defeat on Wednesday.

Bouchard, who went down 6-1, 6-3 to Ana Ivanovic in Red Group, said she would not change her approach despite the world number one`s shock 6-0, 6-2 defeat to Simona Halep.

The two-time defending champion`s heavy defeat sent shockwaves through the tournament, but Bouchard said her gameplan would remain the same in what is likely to be her last match of the year.

"I don`t know if one match should change my approach to me playing against Serena. I don`t think it will. I think she`s a great player. Not everyone can play perfect in every match," Bouchard said.

"For me, you know, I kind of got killed by the two players in my pool not named Serena, so I think it can only get better from here."

Bouchard came to Singapore under-prepared after injuring her left leg, and her hopes are now hanging by a thread after one-sided defeats to Halep and Ivanovic.

She said she planned to play her final round robin match against Williams, who is also struggling with a knee injury which forced her out of this month`s China Open.

"I`m just looking forward to the match. Never say never, but it`s probably my last match of the year, so I`m going to just give it my all. To end with Serena is kind of cool," Bouchard said.

The Canadian world number five needs a big win over Williams and for Red Group`s other final results to go her way if she is to reach the semi-finals of the elite, year-ending tournament on debut.

"This week is probably more fun than other weeks. Atmosphere is amazing -- walking out on court I feel like the president," she said. "It`s so spectacular to walk out on court."