Another disappointing loss for Bouchard ahead of U.S. Open

Eugenie Bouchard (L) of Canada holds the runner up trophy after being defeated by Petra Kvitova (R)...

Eugenie Bouchard (L) of Canada holds the runner up trophy after being defeated by Petra Kvitova (R) of Czech Republic, holding the winner's trophy, the Venus Rosewater Dish, at their women's singles final tennis match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London July 5, 2014. (REUTERS)

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Eugenie Bouchard’s struggles continue ahead of the U.S. Open.

The 20-year-old from Westmount, Que., fell easily to Australia’s Samantha Stosur, 6-2, 6-2, Wednesday night at the Connecticut Open in New Haven.

Bouchard has lost four of her last five matches.

She will be seeded seventh at next week’s U.S. Open and will seek a fourth-straight Grand Slam semifinal following a dream run at Wimbledon last month before losing out to Petra Kvitova in the final.

Bouchard has struggled to bring that success back to North America.

After falling in the second round at the Rogers Cup in Montreal earlier this month, the world No. 8 fell in the second round a week later in Cincinnati. She had first-round byes in both tournaments.

Bouchard is looking to better her second-round finish in New York a year ago.

Rounding out the top 10 seeds on the women’s side are Serena Williams (No. 1), Simona Halep (No. 2), Kvitova (No. 3), Agnieszka Radwanska (No. 4), Maria Sharapova (No. 5), Angelique Kerber (No. 6), Ana Ivanovic (No. 8), Jelena Jankovic (No. 9) and Caroline Wozniacki (No. 10).

On the men’s side, Canada’s Milos Raonic enters next week’s tournament as the No. 5 seed.

The 23-year-old, world No. 6 is coming off a quarterfinal finish at the Rogers Cup in Toronto and a semifinal loss to Roger Federer in Cincinnati last weekend.

Ahead of Thursday’s U.S. Open draw, Novak Djokovic was given the top seed, followed by Federer (No. 2). Stanislas Wawrinka (No. 3), David Ferrer (No. 5), Tomas Berdych (No. 6), Grigor Dimitrov (No. 7), Andy Murray (No. 8), Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (No. 9) and Kei Nishikori (No. 10) round out the top 10.


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