Bouchard beats the ‘cheater’
WHY IS EUGENIE STOKED?
MADRID — Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard defeated Maria Sharapova 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 on Monday in secondround action at the Madrid Open tennis tournament.
Bouchard had been vocally critical of Sharapova leading up to the match, calling the Russian star a “cheater.”
Sharapova was playing in her second tournament after serving a 15-month doping ban.
Bouchard said Sharapova’s return was “unfair to all the other players who do it the right way.”
Bouchard from Westmount, Que., will play Angelique Kerber in the third round. Kerber advanced with a 6-2, 1-6, 7-5 win over Katerina Siniakova earlier Monday.