A francophone duel this morning in the quarterfinals of the Premier 5 tournament in Wuhan, China: Bouchard vs Cornet. Bouchard has really struggled to cope with all the expectations that have arisen since the Wimbledon finals, with all the media hype and marketing joust she had to go through. She clearly lacks confidence in her game at the moment, she suddenly has the feel how it is to be the hunted, not the hunter, as all the other players want a piece of the "new sensation" of the WTA..I think Bouchard is a good player, maybe one day she will win a Grand Slam but I also think that she feels that at the moment she's not at the level the nord-american media presented her to be. They created a better player than Genie is in reality and she has struggled ever since to rise tp to the high expectations. Cornet was one of Bouchard victims in her road to the Wimbledon final, Alize will surely remember that loss, a tough loss in two prolonged sets and she surely will be out for revenge. The frenchwoman has had a good run at the last tournaments she played on hardcourts, she played her 3rd final of the years in Guangzhou last week, where she lost against Niculescu. I haven't been convinced at all by Bouchard by her recent performances, as I said her lack of confidence at the moment is really undermining her game and i consider Alize beeing a BIG favorite here.
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