Eugenie Bouchard’s run at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic tennis tournament has come to an end in women’s singles, losing to German Angelique Kerber (6-4, 6-2) in the second round.
The Canadian Bouchard got an early break in this one match, taking a 4-1 lead in the first set. But Angelique Kerber broke back and leveled the set at 4-4. Then she broke Eugenie again to take a 5-4 lead, before serving out the set.
The world’s #2-ranked player never really looked back, taking over the second set immediately by breaking Genie’s serve again. Kerber had a 5-1 lead, and eventually won the set 6-2.
Bouchard, a native of Montreal, is participating in her first Olympic Games. While her run in singles has come to an end, she still has the doubles tournament to compete in, with partner Gabriela Dabrowski. Bouchard and Dabrowski won their opening round match on Sunday.