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Hometown favorite Bouchard falls in Montreal

August 8, 2018 3:16 AM
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Hometown favorite Bouchard falls in Montreal

(Reuters) - The vocal support of the home crowd was not enough to carry Canadian Eugenie Bouchard into the second round of the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Tuesday as she fell 6-2 6-4 to Belgian Elise Mertens.

Mertens, the 14th seed, won five break points to dispatch Bouchard, who has fallen to 129th in the world after reaching a career-high of fifth in 2014 — the year she reached the Wimbledon final.

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