Canada's Eugenie Bouchard returns the ball to Switzerland's Belinda Bencic during day five of the women's international tennis tournament at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, England, Wednesday June 24, 2015. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SA
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June 24, 2015

EASTBOURNE, England (AP) Eugenie Bouchard retired from her third-round match against Belinda Bencic because of an abdominal muscle injury at Eastbourne on Wednesday, five days before the start of Wimbledon.

Bouchard, the runner-up at Wimbledon last year, was losing 6-4, 3-0 when she retired.

It was not immediately clear if the injury affects her chances of lining up at Wimbledon, where she's been seeded 12th.

Top-seeded Petra Kvitova pulled out of Eastbourne on Monday because of illness.

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