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Bouchard has Dragic as temporary coach for Rogers Cup after splitting with Sumyk

TORONTO — Canada's Eugenie Bouchard will face Belinda Bencic on Tuesday in the first round of the Rogers Cup, and will do so working with temporary coach Marko Dragic.

Bouchard parted ways with coach Sam Sumyk, who she had worked with for less than a year.

Bouchard didn't say why she split with Sumyk at a news conference on Friday afternoon.

The Westmount, Que., native said she was working with Dragic at the Rogers Cup but had no details on a long-term replacement.

Bouchard has lost 12 of her past 14 matches.

If she beats Bencic, Bouchard would face Caroline Wozniacki in the second round.

Twenty-four of the top 25 women's tennis players in the world are playing in the tournament.

The only exception is world No. 2 Maria Sharapova, who withdrew with a right leg strain.

Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press

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