A leg injury ended the best showing in 18 months by Eugenie Bouchard, who quit her Saturday semi-final at Gstaad trailing Alize Cornet 7-6 (7/5), 1-0. The 2014 Wimbledon finalist, whose one-time fourth ranking has slipped to No. 146 after several seasons of despair, last played a semi-final at Sydney in January, 2017. Her previous best showing in 2018 was a quarter-final in Taipei in February. The 24-year-old Canadian had accounted for a pair of Swiss opponents in the first two rounds at this alpine village whose clay at an altitude of 985 metres plays much like a hardcourt. But early in, it all came crashing down.
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