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Bouchard’s run at Family Circle Cup ends in quarter-finals

Eugenie Bouchard, of Canada, returns to Samantha Stosur, of Australia, at the Family Circle Cup tennis tournament in Charleston, S.C., Thursday, April 4, 2013. Stosur withdrew in the second set due to an injury.

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Eugenie Bouchard's impressive run at the Family Circle Cup has come to an end.

The native of Westmount,Que., fell to former world No. 1 Jelena Jankovic 6-2, 6-1 in quarter-final action Friday.

Despite the loss, Bouchard made a statement at the tournament.

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She had to go through qualifying to reach the main draw and beat Italian qualifier Natassja Burnett in the first round, before scoring a pair of impressive upsets.

She defeated British rising star Laura Robson in the second round, then scored a surprising win over world No. 9 and former Grand Slam champion Samantha Stosur in the third round. Bouchard won the first set 6-1 and was up 2-0 in the second when Stosur retired with a leg injury.

But she met her match in Jankovic, who is ranked 18th in the world. The Serb broke Bouchard's serve in the first game — the first of six break points Bouchard would fail to save — and cruised to victory in just under 63 minutes.

Bouchard, currently ranked 114th in the world, won a junior girls singles title and Wimbledon last year, and the junior girls doubles titles for two straight years at the All England Club.

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