Bouchard gets bounced in first round
Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard has been eliminated from the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament.
She fell 7-6 (2), 6-1 to Russia’s Evgeniya Rodina.
Facing double match point, Bouchard sent a backhand into the net as her record dropped to 12-17 on the season.
Bouchard, ranked 76th in the world, has failed to make it past the second round of the past eight tournaments she has participating in, starting with a second-round exit at the French Open.
On Wednesday, the native of Westmount, Que., made 46 unforced errors, compared to 18 for Rodina.
Bouchard converted three of her four break point opportunities, but struggled to hold serve. Rodina broke Bouchard five times on nine chances.
Rodina, ranked 89th in the world, next faces fourth seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine.
Eugenie Bouchard returns a shot to Evgeniya Rodina of Russia during her 7-6 (2), 6-1 first-round loss Wednesday at the U.S. Open.