Eugenie Bouchard, of Canada, returns a shot to Donna Vekic, of Croatia, during their first-round match at the Rogers Cup WTA women's tennis tournament in Toronto, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)
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August 08, 2017

TORONTO (AP) Eugenie Bouchard has been eliminated in the first round of the Rogers Cup, losing to Donna Vekic in straight sets on Tuesday.

The 23-year-old Bouchard, who made a name for herself when she reached the Wimbledon final in 2014 after two straight Grand Slam semifinal appearances, has failed to make it past the second round in six straight tournaments. The Canadian was a wild-card entry this week.

Making her main draw debut at the Rogers Cup, Vekic broke the 70th-ranked Bouchard six times in her 6-3, 6-4 victory. The 21-year-old Vekic, ranked 51st in the world, will face No. 3 seed Angelique Kerber in the second round.

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