Eugenie Bouchard bows out to Sloan Stephens in two sets at Charleston Invitational

Canada's Eugenie Bouchard celebrates winning her second round singles match against France's Caroline Garcia at the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (Chris Symes/Photosport via AP)

American Sloane Stephens defeated Eugenie Bouchard 6-3 and 7-6 (7) at the Credit One Bank Invitational tournament late Friday night.

Team Kindness is back in the game with the help of @SloaneStephens ��

The World No. 37 defeats Bouchard to close out the night.@TennisChannel #CreditOneBankInvitationalpic.twitter.com/gRAongIWCo

— wta (@WTA) June 27, 2020

The Quebecer from Westmount blew a 3-1 cushion in the first set, then a 5-2 lead in the second set.

The 37-ranked Stephens won the US Open in 2017.

Bouchard is ranked 332nd in the WTA.

The two players had not crossed paths since the Rio Olympics in 2016.

On Thursday, Bouchard defeated fellow Quebecer Leylah Annie Fernandez from Laval, 6-4, 6-3.

This report by the Canadian Press was first published June 26, 2020.

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