The struggling Eugenie Bouchard dipped down to the ITF Futures level this week looking for some match wins. Bouchard is ranked 56 in the world but hasn’t won a match since Australia, losing her last five.
So the 23-year-old signed up to play the $80K ITF clay event this week in Indian Harbour, Florida. Bouchard won her first two rounds but lost in the quarterfinals to Vicky Duval 60, 63.
Duval, who was once ranked No. 87, is down to No. 896 as she continues her comeback from Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The 21-year-old American was playing in her first event since Wimbledon, but she lost in the semifinals to Amanda Asimova.
In her last nine WTA events, Bouchard has lost in the first round at seven of them. She did make the semifinals at Sydney and the third round at the Australian Open.
2014 Nurnberg remains her only career title. Sh reached two finals last year.
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