Shahar Peer will meet young Canadian hopeful Eugenie Bouchard in round one of the Rogers Cup
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Shahar Peer has dropped out of the top fifty this season and will be seeking a return to form in time for the upcoming US Open. The Israeli is unseeded in this week’s Rogers Cup but is expected to get her campaign off to a winning start when she takes on Canadian wildcard entrant and Wimbledon junior champion Eugenie Bouchard.
Bouchard holds an impressive 30-9 mark for the 2012 season, though success at ITF level doesn’t necessarily translate into victories in events like this one. That said, Bouchard played well in the Citi Open last week, beating Karin Knapp and eighth seed Olga Govortsova before falling to a 6-4, 6-4 loss against third seed Sloane Stephens.
Peer should have the upper hand when these two players meet today, though Bouchard shouldn’t be ruled out. If she plays as well as she did in Washington she’ll will be in with a chance. A lot depends on Peer’s performance too. This hasn’t been a great season for her, and she’s likely to struggle if she doesn’t play with confidence.