Bouchard’s Olympic run in singles comes to an end


Eugenie Bouchard couldn’t overcome No. 2 seed Angelique Kerber of Germany on Monday, as her run in the singles event of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games came to an end with a 6-4, 6-2 loss in the second round.

Though she started well, jumping to a 4-1 lead, Bouchard couldn’t hang on against the 2016 Australian Open champion. She was broken four times in the one hour and 21-minute match. For Kerber, it was her first win over the Canadian star since 2013, as Bouchard had won their last three meetings including in Rome earlier this year.

“I started well but I had trouble finishing the points,” Bouchard said following the match. “She’s a great defensive player. She played really solid today even when I was attacking her. It’s not over for me yet though. This has been an amazing experience so far for me, and I’m feeling good.”

Bouchard is still alive in women’s doubles, as she and teammate Gabriela Dabrowski will suit up against Czechs Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova in the second round on Tuesday.