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Eugenie Bouchard loses in first round of Tashkent Open

Toray Pan Pacific Open - Day 2

TACHIKAWA, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 18: Eugenie Bouchard of Canada plays a backhand against Alison Riske United States during their WomenÕs singles first round match on day two of the Toray Pan Pacific Open at Arena Tachikawa Tachihi on September 18, 2018 in Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Takashi Aoyama/Getty Images)

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TASHKENT, Uzbekistan -- Eugenie Bouchard was eliminated in the first round of the Tashkent Open on Monday, continuing another difficult season for the former Wimbledon finalist.

Bouchard lost to 2015 Tashkent champion Nao Hibino 6-3, 6-3 despite being a break up early in the second set.

Hibino will next face Anna Karolina Schmiedlova, who beat Dejana Radanovic 6-3, 6-0.

Also, Stefanie Voegele lost to 17-year-old Russian Anastasia Potapova 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-3, and fifth-seeded Tatjana Maria defeated Natalia Vikhlyantseva 6-1, 6-2.