French Open

Bouchard ousted in Paris

2015-05-26 19:00
Eugenie Bouchard (AFP)

Paris - Canadian sixth seed Eugenie Bouchard, a semi-finalist in 2014, has crashed out of this year's French Open in the first round on Tuesday at the hands of France's Kristina Mladenovic.

Bouchard went down 6-4, 6-4 to the world number 44, a defeat which will lead to a dent in her world rankings.

Mladenovic goes on to face either Danka Kovinic of Montenegro or Klara Koukalova of the Czech Republic.

The defeat was the Canadian's eighth in her last nine matches after the season started relatively promisingly with a run to the quarter-finals at the Australian Open.

For 22-year-old Mladenovic, the win follows her first-round defeat of Chinese star Li Na at the French Open at the same stage last year.

"To get past the first round in these conditions, it's magnificent," said Mladenovic.

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