Bouchard was beat in first round

Eugenie Bouchard’s poor run of form continued Monday when she was beaten by Belarusian teenager Aryna Sabalenka at the Hobart International.

Former Wimbledon finalist Bouchard was eliminated from the Australian Open warm-up event after losing 6-4, 6-3.

Her first-round loss to Sabalenka, best known for helping her country reach the Fed Cup final last year, continued her run of early exits.

No.3-seeded Sorana Cirstea lost 7-5, 6-3 to British qualifier Heather Watson, and seventh-seeded Tatjan Maria lost 6-4, 6-2, to Donna Vekic.