Ana slumps to Bouchard loss

Ana slumps to Bouchard loss

Ana suffered a shock 6-3, 6-3 defeat to Eugenie Bouchard of Canada in the second round of the Championships at Wimbledon.

The 25-year-old was poor throughout. She threatened to break in the opening game but after failing to do so her level immediately dropped and she was outplayed by an inspired 19-year-old.

Bouchard belied her ranking of 66. Playing in only her second Grand Slam main draw she was faultless off the backhand wing. Conversely, Ana could not find her forehand.

"My forehand wasn't there today," said Ana. "I think that was a big issue today in my game. She was playing really well, and I had to do more with it, which I didn't. That was a little bit disappointing.

"Also my serve, on the breakpoints, it was very, very poor today.

"She served really well today. Then her backhand, as well. It was very, very good and very deep. Even though going into match I was trying to get more to her forehand, she was tracking that well today, too.

"So it was just one of those days."

The defeat marks Ana's earliest defeat at a Grand Slam since the 2011 French Open.

The 25-year-old was not the only seed to suffer a shock exit: No.2 Victoria Azarenka pulled out through injury while No.3 Maria Sharapova was stunned in straight sets by world No.131 Michelle Larcher Brito.