Bouchard Knocked Out At Home
Canada's Eugenie Bouchard is out of the Rogers Cup after a 6-2, 6-4 first-round loss to Elise Mertens of Belgium.
The 129th-ranked Bouchard lost the match in one hour and 34 minutes in front of her hometown fans as she dropped to 4-11 all time at the Rogers Cup.
The 24-year-old showed signs of life though, winning back-to-back games in the first set before losing 6-2. She started the second set by winning her first three games.
But Bouchard's service game let her down the entire match, and it allowed Mertens to claw her way back into the second set.
The Canadian was broken twice in the second, for a total of five times in the match, as Mertens won the next five games en route to victory.