Bouchard's Rogers Cup runneth dry

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada returns a shot against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic at the Rogers...

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada returns a shot against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic at the Rogers Cup last night. Bouchard lost 6-3, 6-2 to the world No. 7. (Ernest Doroszuk/Toronto Sun)

IAN SHANTZ, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:57 PM ET

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.

 


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