Genie has been knocked out of the Australian Open in the second round by No.4 seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland. Under the lights on Rod Laver Arena, Genie lost 4-6 2-6 in an hour and 23 minutes.
A drop shot on break point gave Genie the first break of the match to lead 4-2 but unfortunately was unable to maintain control as her opponent won four straight games to take the first set 6-4 in 48 minutes. Radwanska got an early break in the second set and Genie was unable to capitalize on her break point opportunities as she was unable to convert any of her thee break points in the set as the No.4 seed took the set 6-2 in 35 minutes.
After the match, Genie said:
“At times I played a very high level tonight, consistency was the problem. Playing Aga was the toughest opponent I have played since my ‘comeback’. I was feeling how hard it was physically as she gives you no free points. At 4-2 (in the first set) I felt in control, but against a great player like Aga you can’t let her back in.”