Madrid Open: Eugenie stares down ‘cheater’ Maria Sharapova after three-set victory

EUGENIE Bouchard produced a brilliant fighting display to win her grudge match against Maria Sharapova at the Madrid Open.

The pair faced each other in the second round in Spain with Bouchard winning 7-5 2-6 6-4 in a competitive and tense match.

Canadian Bouchard had called Sharapova “a cheater” before the Russian’s return to competitive action in April after a 15-month doping ban.

Winner in three sets Eugenie Bouchard of Canada shakes hands with Maria Sharapova.
Winner in three sets Eugenie Bouchard of Canada shakes hands with Maria Sharapova.Source: Getty Images

World No.2 Angelique Kerber continued her search for consistent, solid form, managing a battling win into the third round over Czech Katerina Siniakova 6-2 1-6 7-5.

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