NEWS
 
Eugenie Bouchard loses first match at Rogers Cup in Montreal
Loses in three sets in first match since Wimbledon final
0 0

Shelby Rogers scored a shocking 6-0, 2-6, 6-0 victory over the listless crowd favourite Eugenie Bouchard at the US$2.44 million women's Rogers Cup on a Tuesday thrown into confusion by a more than seven-hour power outage.

Play went on despite the lack of electricity, which shut down scoreboards and umpires' microphones, and left the players without light or hot water in their clubhouse.

Bouchard, the rising star from Westmount, Que., suffered a power shortage of her own after walking onto centre court to a standing ovation.

The 20-year-old, perhaps rusty from not having played since reaching the Wimbledon final last month, couldn't make a shot in the first set, hitting normally routine shots long or wide.

The crowd went quiet watching as Bouchard's body language suggested she'd like to crawl into a cave and stay there.

Bouchard rebounded in the second set, hitting the crisp mix of shots that took her to at least the semifinals of the first three grand slam events this year. But nothing worked for her again in the third set.

The win put Rogers, a qualifier ranked 113th in the world, into the third round of the hard-court event. It also left the American 2-0 against Bouchard, who she beat in a lower-level tournament in 2011.

Leave a comment:

· Subscribe to comments
Log in and be the first to comment!

DON'T MISS

IN-DEPTH & INTERACTIVE

SIGN UP FOR THE NEWSLETTER TO GET PRESALE TICKETS!

PEOPLE'S VOICE AWARDS

THE FINALISTS

Listen to the finalists in the PEOPLE'S VOICE AWARD contest! We'll be posting one each day this week! Leave a comment about what you like or dislike for each finalist

TED RADIO HOUR

We've got a new show! Welcome to TED Radio Hour hosted by Guy Raz, Saturdays at 6pm and Sundays at 7pm

MILLARD TRIAL

Stories from the trial of Dellen Millard for the murder of Tim Bosma

 
0 0

Shelby Rogers scored a shocking 6-0, 2-6, 6-0 victory over the listless crowd favourite Eugenie Bouchard at the US$2.44 million women's Rogers Cup on a Tuesday thrown into confusion by a more than seven-hour power outage.

Play went on despite the lack of electricity, which shut down scoreboards and umpires' microphones, and left the players without light or hot water in their clubhouse.

Bouchard, the rising star from Westmount, Que., suffered a power shortage of her own after walking onto centre court to a standing ovation.

The 20-year-old, perhaps rusty from not having played since reaching the Wimbledon final last month, couldn't make a shot in the first set, hitting normally routine shots long or wide.

The crowd went quiet watching as Bouchard's body language suggested she'd like to crawl into a cave and stay there.

Bouchard rebounded in the second set, hitting the crisp mix of shots that took her to at least the semifinals of the first three grand slam events this year. But nothing worked for her again in the third set.

The win put Rogers, a qualifier ranked 113th in the world, into the third round of the hard-court event. It also left the American 2-0 against Bouchard, who she beat in a lower-level tournament in 2011.

Leave a comment:

· Subscribe to comments
Log in and be the first to comment!

Top stories

Real estate expert expects trend to rise if condo supply does not drop off