(January 6, 2015) Just a day after an espresso perked her up to come back to win, Serena Williams lost 6-2, 6-1 to Eugenie Bouchard of Canada on Tuesday at Hopman Cup, a mixed team exhibition event in Perth. Team Canada clinched the match against team USA when John Isner lost his singles match to Vasek Pospisil 6-3, 7-6 (4) in the men’s singles.
“Maybe she needed another coffee,” said Bouchard, who notched her first-ever win against the world No. 1 Williams. “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.”
“It’s weird,” said Williams. “I can’t get my body to move. I feel like I’ve got no energy.
“It’s a little frustrating because I know I can play 2,000 times better.
“I’ve just got to get my feet moving. I have to figure it out.”