Canada's Rebecca Marino falls in Rogers Cup qualifying
The Vancouver native, ranked 310th in the world, lost 7-5, 6-4, to 53rd-ranked Qiang Wang of China at the women's tournament in Montreal.
The 27-year-old, who returned to competitive play this season after a five-year absence, had her serve broken once in each set and never managed to break Wang back.
With Marino serving and the score tied 5-5 in the first set, the Canadian sent her forehand into the net for the break before dropping the deciding game.
Down 5-4 in the second set, and with Wang serving for the victory, Marino gave the home crown something to cheer about. She fired two forehand winners to make it 30-30 but lost the next two points.
Marino, who reached a personal best of No. 38 in the WTA rankings before taking her five-year break, came from behind to beat Vera Lapko of Belarus 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, on Saturday.