Genie started her 2019 campaign with a win at the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand with a win on New Year’s Eve.
In Genie’s first round match, Genie defeated Madison Brengle of the United States 6-3 6-3 in 71 minutes.
After the win, Genie said:
“I think it was OK, I was very nervous. It was the first match of the year, so you never know what expect from your level, so I’m happy I managed to handle my nerves. I liked that when things didn’t go so well I managed to turn it around relatively quickly, maybe a game or two went by, but then that was it and I managed to get back to playing my game. Sometimes it was tricky with the wind and I felt like I didn’t move my feet enough, so I was able to catch these bad habits and try to change them.”
In Wednesday’s second round match, Genie will play either No.8 seed Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium or Bibiane Schoofs of the Netherlands.