Bouchard elim­i­nated in first round of U.S. Open

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NEW YORK — Canada’s Eu­ge­nie Bouchard has been elim­i­nated from the first round of the U.S. Open, fall­ing 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 her last eight tour­na­ments, 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.

tackle. Cleve­land’s of­fen­sive line was rav­aged by in­juries last year, but the Browns still man­aged to fin­ish sec­ond in the NFL by av­er­ag­ing 4.9 yards per at­tempt. Erv­ing made 42 con­sec­u­tive starts at Florida State, where he started as a de­fen­sive line­man be­fore mov­ing to of­fen­sive tackle. Later, he was switched to cen­tre and played well for the Semi­noles.

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