Tennis

Eugenie Bouchard makes 2nd-round exit at Western & Southern Open

Canadian Eugenie Bouchard fell 6-7 (6), 5-7 to Ukraine's Elina Svitolina on Wednesday in second round action at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.

Canadian tennis player continues decline

Canada's Eugenie Bouchard fell in the second round of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati to 20th-ranked Elina Svitolina. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press)

Canadian Eugenie Bouchard fell 6-7 (6), 5-7 to Ukraine's Elina Svitolina on Wednesday in second round action at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.

The Westmount, Que., native jumped to a 2-0 lead before falling behind and dropping the first set.

The 21-year-old Bouchard had two double faults and one ace. No. 14 seed Svitolina managed three aces on her serve.

The match took just over one hour 41 minutes.

Bouchard was coming off a first-round win on Tuesday against Ukraine's Kateryna Bondarenko.

The Canadian was trying to rebound after a first-round loss to Swiss teen Belinda Bencic at the Rogers Cup in Toronto last week.

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