The defending champion got started.
Now, the Canadian is finished.
In a match loaded with potential intrigue, Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic delivered a buzzkill, reminding Rogers Cup patrons why she is ranked seventh in the world — 55 spots higher than her younger opponent, Canada's rising tennis star Eugenie Bouchard.
Despite the hometown favourite's best efforts, Kvitova, who won at Montreal last year, won in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, and clearly is intent on winning here again. She proved too powerful for the 19-year-old old Bouchard, who trailed her opponent all night.
Kvitova, seeded sixth, received a bye and will face either Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain and Australia's Samathan Stosur, who went deep into Wednesday night.