As the current season is now focused on the North American outdoor hard swing, Eugenie Bouchard, the former world No. 5 and 2014 Wimbledon runner-up is trying to bring the pieces back together, this time in Washington at a WTA International event. Currently ranked 73rd in the world, the 23-year-old has lost her path as a professional Tennis Player.

Three years ago, most of the people saw her as the new WTA sensation and a player who will impact the women's tennis in the future.

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But things went off the rail sooner than expected with Bouchard struggling over the past two years or so. She is a desperate need for at least a single win on the WTA Tour. It's been nearly two months since her last victory ( Round of 128 at the French Open).

Bouchard shares draw with Mladenovic

City Open in Washington might be the perfect opportunity for Bouchard to get some momentum. Simultaneously held with the Premier event in Stanford, it has a lower value within.

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The biggest names on the main draw are Simona Halep ( who didn't receive a wild-card in Stanford and went for this one instead) are Kristina Mladenovic.

Sharing the same part of the draw with Mladenovic, Bouchard may face the Frenchwoman in the quarterfinals. But, there is work to be done to get there. The Canadian will kick off her hard court campaign against Christina McHale (61 WTA). There is no head to head history between them which leaves an open contest.

The winner of this encounter will face Andrea Petkovic (102 WTA) in the following round.

Although it seems that Bouchard's downward spiral will never reach a low-bottom, the ongoing hard court swing might help her regain some confidence. It's not easy to put the pieces back together once you totally lost control of the situation. Bouchard enters this part of the season after a disappointing outcome during the grass court swing where she lost three matches in a row in the inaugural rounds in Mallorca, Eastbourne and Wimbledon Championships.

The numbers of 2017 season are the worst

So far, the current season brought only several glimpses of light as the Canadian player is 11/14 in win/ loss section, a negative ratio that mirrors the current state of disarray. After seven months, the season of 2017 had Bouchard only once in the spotlight while competing at Mutua Madrid back in the spring. There, she reached the last eight stages. En route to the quarterfinals, she got past Maria Sharapova and Angelique Kerber.

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It's a pale consolation for a player who not long ago was a contender for the world No.1 player.

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