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Ups and downs of Eugenie Bouchard’s tennis career


Eugenie Bouchard’s tennis career continues to be mired in a prolonged slump. The world No. 6 player lost Sunday against Barbora Strycova in three sets at the Madrid Open, extending her losing streak to six matches. A look at the Montreal native’s erratic career since playing in the 2014 Australian Open semifinals (all prize money in U.S. dollars unless noted):

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Date: January, 2014

Result: Advanced to semifinals before losing to Li Na (No. 4) of China, 6-2, 6-4.

World ranking: No. 31

Prize money: $ 478,731

Quote: “I’m never satisfied with losing. I always want to go further and do better.”

FRENCH OPEN

Date: May, 2014

Result: Advanced to semifinals before losing to Maria Sharapova (No. 7) of Russia. 4-6, 7-5, 6-2.

World ranking: No. 16

Prize money: $ 543,709

Quote: “It’s always disappointing to be a bit off. I needed to be aggressive and go for my shots.”

WIMBLEDON

Date: June, 2014

Result: Made history by being first Canadian to make final before losing to Petra Kvitova (No. 6) of Czech Republic, 6-3, 6-0.

World ranking: No. 13

Prize money: $ 1,371,562

Quote: “I have that experience now. I know what it feels like. I hope I can walk out to many more finals.”

ROGERS CUP (Toronto)

Date: August, 2014

Result: Lost in round of 32 to Shelby Rogers (qualifier) of U.S., 6-0, 2-6, 6-0.

World ranking: No. 8

Prize money: $ 12,620

Quote: “I’ve definitely noticed a change in my life since the beginning of the year, even more so since Wimbledon. I’ll just have to deal with it (pressure) better.”

U.S. OPEN

Date: August, 2014

Result: Lost in round of 16 to Ekaterina Makarova (No. 17) of Russia, 7-6 (2), 6-4.

World ranking: No. 8

Prize money: $ 184, 362

Quote: “I didn’t have the highest expectations for myself. Since Wimbledon, it’s been a little bit of a struggle with nagging injuries.”

FAMILY CIRCLE CUP (Charleston, S.C.)

Date: April, 2015

Result: Lost in round of 32 to Lauren Davis (No. 66) of U.S., 6-3, 6-1.

World ranking: No. 7

Prize money: $ 4,440

Quote: “I obviously hate losing, but I’m not going to be too hard on myself.”

FED CUP (Montreal)

Date: April, 2015

Result: Lost to Alexandra Dulgheru (No. 69) of Romania, 6-4, 6-4 and Andreea Mitu (No. 104), 4-6, 6-4, 6-1

World ranking: No. 6

MADRID OPEN

Date: May, 2015

Result: Lost in first round to Barbora Strycova (No. 23) of Czech Republic, 0-6, 6-3, 6-3.

World ranking: No. 6

Prize money: $ 11,600 euros ($ 15,684 Cdn)

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