Canadian Eugenie Bouchard ousted from Rogers Cup

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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.

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  1. Karyn posted on 08/06/2014 07:35 AM
    Eugenie Bouchard you did a great job,please be proud of that..We are proud of you..you did your best, next time you'll get them...your next win will be that much sweeter..Love you...Thank you for what you do for Canada..
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