Montreal's Eugenie Bouchard's hope of winning a tennis tournament on Canadian soil ended last night with her defeat at the hands of Nao Hibino of Japan.
Bouchard took the first set 6-3 in the quarterfinal at the Odlum Brown VanOpen at the Hollyburn Country Club in West Vancouver. But Hibino came roaring back to take the second and third sets 6-1 and 6-3.
It was a disappointment to many in the crowd, who were pulling for Bouchard to win the tournament. Some may have wondered if she was on the way to regaining her old form after she beating top seed Kateryna Kozlova on August 16.
In 2014, Bouchard reached Wimbledon final but the 24-year-old has since tumbled to 128 in the women's singles rankings.
Bouchard's performance declined after she suffered a concussion at the U.S. Open in 2015. This came when she fell in a change room, leading her to file a lawsuit against the U.S. Tennis Association.
This was Bouchard's first appearance at the Odlum Brown VanOpen since 2011.
Today in the men's semifinal, B.C.'s Vasek Pospisil will be up against Briton Dan Evans.
Also today, fourth-seeded Australian Jason Kubler will compete against Grégoire Barrère of France.