Bouchard beats the ‘cheater’

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

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.

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