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Eugenie Bouchard loses in first round at Rogers Cup

10 August 2017, 02:42 | Ken Black

Shapovalov advances, Bouchard out at Rogers Cup

Bouchard's Struggles Continue As She Loses in the First Round of Rogers Cup

Chung, ranked No. 56 in the world, took advantage of several mistakes by the 28th-ranked Lopez, including eight double faults. Berdych's withdrawal ended a streak of 12 consecutive appearances in Canada for the Czech player.

Italy's Paolo Lorenzo downed American Frances Tiafoe 7-6 (3), 0-6, 6-2.

Shapovalov broke Brazil's Dutra Silva in the seventh game of the third and went on to close out a 4-6, 7-6 (10/8), 6-4 victory. He faces France's Adrian Mannarino.

Bouchard became a darling of tennis fans across Canada and overseas in 2014 when she reached the semifinals of back-to-back Grand Slams, which were followed up by an appearance in the Wimbledon final loss to Petra Kvitová.

"It's really insane that I hadn't won a match here before today", the Dane said.

Eugenie Bouchard appeared eager to give-up the title of being Canada's best female tennis player following a demoralizing defeat at the Rogers Cup in Toronto on Tuesday.

Bouchard fell 6-3, 6-4 in the afternoon tilt on the Aviva Centre's centre court.

Agnieszka Radwanska (20/1), victor in 2014 and competing for the first time since her wedding in July, breezed past Coco Vandeweghe 6-3 6-2.

"I think that I simply made too many unforced errors, said Bouchard, who is 70th in the world. I'm obviously a bit low in confidence right now", Bouchard said. So it's tough to get through tough matches when you're in a moment like that.

She is joined in the last 16 by fifth seed Elina Svitolina (9/1), who prevailed 7-6 (7/4) 6-4 against Daria Kasatkina in Tuesday's other second-round match.

Montreal has committed 19 unforced errors against only 10 for Vekic, which appeared for the first time in the main draw of the Rogers Cup.

Bouchard broke Vekic for a 2-1 lead in the second set but lost her next serve, responding by bouncing her racket off the ground in frustration. Her form has lacked since she became Wimbledon finalist in 2014. "I kind of got to find my rhythm in the beginning but thought I served and returned very well", Wozniacki said.

The 17-year-old Andreescu, ranked 144th in the world, was the last remaining Canadian in the women's singles draw. So I'll do it a little more I think in the future. I practiced with her a little bit last week in D.C., and I think she had a good run last week. You know, people just walked up and there were just so many huge differences.

Bouchard rose up the rankings when she reached the Wimbledon final in 2014 after two straight Grand Slam semifinal appearances.

"I mean, I guess I'm relatively young, but I feel old in a way", she said. I Hope i'm wrong and she explodes back, who knows, maybe the U.S. Open will be her latest 15-minutes of fame. That would be the worst thing I could do.

Croatia's Vekic powered to a 6-3, 6-4 victory, to the disappointment of a partisan crowd whose vocal support couldn't lift Bouchard.

It wasn't all bad news for Bouchard on Tuesday, though. Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova swept past France's Alize Cornet 6-0, 6-1 to book a second-round meeting with newly minted world number one and top seed Karolina Pliskova. The two beat Dominika Cibulkova and Kirsten Flipkens 6-4, 6-2. "I was like, "Please, let me get this one" and I managed to".

The 18-year-old trailed 4-6 in the second-set tiebreaker but saved all four match points he faced to force a third set. She will face eighth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova in the second round.

Ekaterina Makarova, Catherine Bellis, Magdalena Rybarikova and Barbora Strycova are also through to the second round.

Polish 10th seed Agnieszka Radwanska, the Rogers Cup victor in 2014, kicked off her North American hardcourt campaign with a regulation 6-3, 6-3 win over American CoCo Vandeweghe, who lost the final in Stanford on Sunday to compatriot Madison Keys.



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