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Bouchard has lost a battle in three sets 2-6, 7-5, 12-10 against the Belgian Elise Mertens.
Canadians Eugenie Bouchard and Milos Raonic have both fallen flag in the final of the us Open of Hawaii on Sunday.
Bouchard has lost a battle in three sets 2-6, 7-5, 12-10 against the Belgian Elise Mertens before Raonic bows in two sets of 7-6 (7), 7-6 (5) against the Japanese Kei Nishikori.
Is bringing on the court in the first, the ladies were delivered to a duel of an hour and 51 minutes, during which Bouchard had taken the lead thanks to three breaks of service in the first inning.
Bouchard, who beat American CoCo Vandeweghe in the quarterfinals and the Spanish Garbine Muguruza in the semi-finals, has lost the first round in the tournament when Mertens broke his service to make it 6-5.
In the super-break, Bouchard was facing a match ball and offered the victory to his opponent by sending a smash into the net and out-of-bounds. The Canadian collapsed to the result of this error, but she still kept smiling.
It was a third win of Mertens against Bouchard this year. The Belgian had defeated Montreal in front of his supporters at the Rogers Cup in August.
Faithful to their habits, Raonic and Nishikori have been stingy on their part in the service, prolonging the suspense for an hour and 41 minutes.
The Japanese removed the first round after placing his shot right in parallel just inside of the ground as Raonic was in the service.
Nishikori has re-shot during the next round. After having forced the Canadian to a return of service, brushed backhand, Nishikori has lobbed over the net for a short ball that Raonic has not been able to hit the other side.
The two players had obtained a pass in the quarterfinals, and had lost every round in the semi-finals.
Raonic and Nishikori had not crossed the iron since 2015.