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EASTBOURNE, England – Eugenie Bouchard earned her first win of the grass-court season when the 2014 Wimbledon runner-up beat Alison Riske of the U.S. 7-6 (5), 6-3 in the Aegon International second round on Tuesday.
The result was desperately sought by Bouchard, who came into the event having lost nine of her last 10 matches, including opening defeats in the last two weeks on grass at s-Hertogenbosch and Birmingham.
Her one win in her last eight events was in Rome in May. Her ranking dropped out of the top 10 this month.
She improved to 4-1 against Riske.
"It is good to finally get one (a win on grass)," Bouchard said. "I was a little bit more aggressive and I was trying to enjoy the moment."