Eugenie Bouchard launches Australian Open bid at Hopman Cup

Perth: World No 7 Eugenie Bouchard is confident her upcoming Hopman Cup appearance will give her the best chance for Grand Slam glory at the Australian Open.

Bouchard enjoyed a breakout year after making her Hopman Cup debut last summer. The 20-year-old reached the semi-finals of both the Australian Open and French Open, before making a dream run to the Wimbledon final, reports

Bouchard will take on World No 1 Serena Williams, World No 16 Lucie Safarova and World No 12 Flavia Pennetta at the Hopman Cup and she's optimistic the mixed teams event will leave her primed at the Australian Open.

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