Canadian Eugenie Bouchard was well on her way to an easy second-round win at the Sony Open in Miami Friday.
Then the sky fell in.
Eighteen-seeded Bouchard, playing her first match after a first-round bye, dropped a 1-6, 6-1, 6-2 decision to Elina Svitolina of Ukraine, ending her run at the WTA Premier Event tournament before it even got going. It's the third straight meeting between the two that Svitolina has won since Bouchard beat her to win the Wimbledon junior title.
After cruising to a win in the first set, Bouchard fell apart. Svitolina broke her five times in the next two sets as the young Canadian made six double faults.
"I played really well in the first, set, I was doing everything I wanted to do," Bouchard said. "But in the second and third my level went down. All the balls I was hitting well in the first set were going out, I was missing much more. She's a good player who fought and stayed in the match."
Canada's Milos Raonic, seeded 12th in the men's draw, will play qualifier Jack Sock of the U.S. in his first match.