Eugenie Bouchard kicked off her week at the Portugal Open with a quick introduction to the forgiving (and unforgiving) nature of clay-court tennis.
Early in the second set of her first-round win over Alisa Kleybanova, Bouchard lost her footing behind the baseline and fell down, hit a backhand while seated, got up, ran around and fired a winner. All the while, she can't stop laughing at the preposterousness of it all. Just another day on the clay.
NGUYEN: Bouchard facing a difficult draw at the Portugal Open
Bouchard, the No. 2 seed, went on to win 6-4, 6-1. She will play Yaroslava Shvedova in the second round.