Canada's Eugenie Bouchard failed in her quest to capture the BMW Malaysian Open tennis title on Sunday, in what became a marathon match thanks to weather delays.

No. 2 seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine defeated the 22-year-old from Montreal 6-7(5), 6-4, 7-5 in Kuala Lumpur.

The match began at 5 a.m. ET, but several rain delays didn't see championship point until more than six hours later.

Blame it on the rain - @ansonhenry reports

Bouchard and Svitolina were on court for two hours and 53 minutes between the three rain interruptions before the Ukrainian got a crucial break late in the decisive set to clinch the title. 

It was the fourth time Bouchard and Svitolina faced one another, and the fourth time the Canadian came away on the losing end.

With files from The Associated Press