Eugenie Bouchard Suffers Early US Open Exit

Eugenie Bouchard earlier this month. Photo by Canadian Press/Shutterstock (10355724aa)

After just one hour and 40 minutes of the first-round action, Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard’s US Open run came to a halt, marking yet another poor performance in what has been a disappointing year for the Montreal native.

The 6-3 6-3 defeat on court five came at the hands of Latvian Anastasija Sevastova, seeded 12th in the women’s singles tournament.

Bouchard entered the tournament with a world ranking of 119 and has not won a single match since her first-round victory at the Premier 5 tournament in Dubai in February.

Her twelve-match winless streak is yet another sign of her constant career decline over the last few years. Since attaining her career-high ranking of five in October 2014, Bouchard has steadily dropped in the WTA Rankings each year.

The last time that Bouchard found herself in the WTA top 10 was back in May 2015, after she made it to the Australian Open quarter-finals. 2014 was the standout year for the Canadian starlet, who made it to the semi-finals of both the Australian Open and the French Open as well as the final at Wimbledon. Her sole tournament win came at Nurnberg in 2014.

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