Tennis

Hometown favorite Bouchard falls in Montreal

(Reuters) – The vocal support of the home crowd was not enough to carry Canadian Eugenie Bouchard into the second round of the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Tuesday as she fell 6-2 6-4 to Belgian Elise Mertens. Mertens, the 14th seed, won five break points to dispatch Bouchard, who has fallen to 129th in Source link

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Maria Sharapova advances at Rogers Cup

Maria Sharapova advanced to the second round of the Rogers Cup with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over qualifier Sesil Karatantcheva of Bulgaria on Tuesday. Play resumed under the afternoon sun with Sharapova leading 4-1 in the first set after heavy rain and lightning forced organizers to suspend the match late Source link

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