Bouchard ousted in sec­ond round in New York

The Niagara Falls Review - - Sports -

NEW YORK — Canada’s Eu­ge­nie Bouchard is out of the U.S. Open ten­nis tour­na­ment.

Af­ter rolling through three qual­i­fy­ing matches and post­ing an easy win in the first round, the na­tive of West­mount, Que., lost 6-4, 6-3 to Mar­keta Von­drousova of the Czech Re­pub­lic in the sec­ond round on Thurs­day.

While Bouchard has earned some praise for a re­cent im­prove­ment in her re­sults af­ter tum­bling down the rank­ings in pre­vi­ous years, the world’s 137th-ranked player was in­con­sis­tent against the 103rd-ranked Von­drousova.

The Czech player broke Bouchard five times in the match, in­clud­ing the fi­nal game. Bouchard, who was once ranked No. 5 in the world, won just 59 per cent of her points on first serve.

Bouchard made 32 un­forced er­rors, while Von­drousova made 25 and also gave up three breaks to the Cana­dian.

The 24-year-old Bouchard was the only Cana­dian in the women’s sin­gles draw.

Vasek Pospisil of Van­cou­ver played a men’s dou­bles match later Thurs­day, while Gabriela Dabrowski of Ot­tawa played in mixed dou­bles.

De­nis Shapo­valov of Rich­mond Hill, and Mi­los Raonic of Thorn­hill, the two re­main­ing Cana­di­ans in sin­gles, play third-round matches on Fri­day.

Eu­ge­nie Bouchard

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