Canada lost their second tie at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia after they were defeated 3-0 by Germany.
Genie was up first and lost 1-6 3-6 to two-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber. In the next match Alexander Zverev defeated Vasek Pospisil 6-4 6-2 to win the tie for the Germans. In the mixed doubles match Genie and Pospisil lost 3-4 3-4 to the German team.
Genie comments about the match:
“It was a bit of the same pattern as the first match. I think I need to wake up in the first set. It’s because we’re playing too early – 10 is too early for me. I felt like I made a few too many errors here and there. I felt like I was a bit streaky today. In the good moments, it was good. But the bad moments weren’t so good. It’s just about trying to be a bit more consistent.”
Genie talks about the changes in her team and her outlook:
“I barely played any matches the last six months of the past year. It’s been a long time without a lot of matches. I changed my team in the off season and I have been working on a lot of different things. It’s definitely a long-term look. I can’t worry about it. I’m trying to do my best. I’m just enjoying myself out there. That’s the most important thing.
I’m not really putting expectations on myself for the beginning of this year. There are just so many changes going on right now.”
On Friday, Canada will play their final tie against Belgium.