Canada’s Bouchard Becomes Latest Upset Loser at U.S. Open TennisRob Gloster
Women’s seventh seed Eugenie Bouchard of Canada was upset today at the U.S. Open by No. 17 Ekaterina Makarova of Russia, leaving top-seeded Serena Williams as the only top-nine player remaining in the draw.
Bouchard, 20, had reached at least the semifinals of the three previous Grand Slam tournaments this year, but lost today in the fourth round on a hot, humid afternoon.
Bouchard needed treatment midway through the second set of her 7-6 (7-2), 6-4 loss. A trainer iced Bouchard’s legs while taking her blood pressure.
The temperature at the National Tennis Center in New York was 86 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius) and the humidity was 64 percent at the time of the treatment, according to weather.com.
Williams, who earlier moved into the quarterfinals with a straight-set victory against Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi, is trying to win her third straight U.S. Open title.