Eugenie Bouchard falls just short of reaching 1st WTA final in 2 years

Eugenie Bouchard came within two points of reaching her first WTA final in two years before top seed Julia Goerges staged an epic comeback on Friday at the Luxembourg Open, winning 6-7 (3), 7-5, 6-1.

24-year-old serves for match before top seed Julia Goerges comes back to win

Eugenie Bouchard, seen in this file photo, lost in the semifinals of the Luxembourg Open on Friday. (Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA)

Eugenie Bouchard came within two points of reaching her first WTA final in two years before top seed Julia Goerges staged an epic comeback on Friday at the Luxembourg Open, winning 6-7 (3), 7-5, 6-1.

Bouchard, from Westmount, Que., was serving for the match, leading 5-3 in the second set, before the German broke the Canadian's serve and won the next nine games to put the match out of reach.

Bouchard, 24, is ranked No. 108 in the world and gained entry into the main draw as a qualifier. Tennis Canada predicted she will rise to No. 89 as a result of her play at Luxembourg.

Bouchard, who was once ranked as high as No. 5, played her most recent final in 2016, losing to Ukraine's Elina Svitolina at the Malaysian Open.

Meanwhile, at the European Open in Antwerp, Belgium, Canada's Vasek Pospisil was ousted in the quarter-finals by Frenchman Gaels Monfils 7-5, 6-4.

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