Under the lights at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, Genie was knocked out in the first round. Genie lost 6-3 2-6 2-6 to Annika Beck of Germany in two hours and 14 minutes.
After the match, Genie said:
“I think it was a combination of lack of match play and an opponent who was there on every point. It was tough. I think it’s something that happens, a letdown after winning a set. I have to make sure I’m keeping the pressure on, but I definitely let off today.”
Since losing in qualifying in 2013, this is the first time that Genie has lost in the first round at this tournament.
The next tournament for Genie will be the Miami Open 21st March.