Eugenie Bouchard lost in two sets of 6-4 to Belgium’s Elise Mertens at the Hopman Cup, but she suffered a gluteal injury.
Bouchard was not able to play his doubles match with Vasek Pospisil. The duo had to cross the racket with Mertens and David Goffin.
At 10 days of the Australian Open, Bouchard does not believe that it is an injury serious enough to prevent him from taking part in the first major of the season.
The Montrealer said she felt a great deal of pain. She believes that it is only a slight sprain or elongation. She had to undergo treatment immediately after her duel.
Bouchard is scheduled to compete at the Hobart International next week.
His compatriot Vasek Pospisil did not have more success on the court, losing 6-2, 6-4 to David Goffin.
Canada has now suffered three consecutive losses in the tournament.
In the other duel on the program, Angelique Kerber approached Germany to a victory of the final defeating Australian Daria Gavrilova 6-1, 6-2.
If Alexander Zverev defeated Thanasi Kokkinakis in the men’s singles later on Friday, Germany will join Switzerland’s Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic in the final.
Germany have won the Hopman Cup twice, but their last win goes back to Boris Becker and Anke Huber in 1995.