Eugenie Bouchard wilts in the New York heat

Last updated 10:00 02/09/2014
Eugenie Bouchard
USA Today Sports
SENT PACKING: Wilting in high heat and humidity, Eugenie Bouchard became the latest top woman to lose at the US Open.

Relevant offers

Tennis

Stars aligned as Novak Djokovic chases career slam at French Open in Paris New faces for Heineken Open, Venus returning for ASB Classic French Open Roger Federer's best chance to add to grand slams record Five men to watch at Roland Garros Michael Venus wins maiden ATP Tour doubles title Thiem, Bellucci go into French Open with tournament victories Sam Stosur goes into French Open confident after Strasbourg title Lies will be exposed on court, says honest Rafa Nadal Marina Erakovic to face Petra Kvitova at Roland Garros again Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic on French Open quarterfinal collision course

Wilting in high heat and humidity, Eugenie Bouchard became the latest top woman to lose at the US Open, ending her streak of making the semifinals at each Grand Slam tournament this year.

The No. 7-seeded Bouchard, the runner-up at Wimbledon in July, needed a medical timeout and was beaten 7-6 (2), 6-4 Monday (Tuesday NZ time) by 17th-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia.

In muggy air and with temperature in the high 80s (above 30 Celsius), a trainer checked Bouchard's blood pressure and rubbed plastic bags of ice on her shoulders, arms and legs during the changeover after the second set's fifth game.

When action resumed, Bouchard got broken right away to trail 4-2. She broke Makarova and pulled even, but got broken at love in the final game to end it.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content