Eugenie Bouchard v Maria Sharapova Live
Second seeded Maria Sharapova will be up against Canadas Eugenie Bouchard in their second round at the French Open 2013. Defending champion Sharapova had an easy first round victory against Hsieh Su-wei in which she dropped just three games to get to the second round.
Bouchard also had a decent first round win over Tsvetana Pironkova, as she used up only two sets to defeat her higher-ranked opponent in the opening round. She won 6-1, 7-6 to make it this far.
Canada’s Bouchard showed some sparkling form at the WTA Strasbourg 2013 by making it to the semi-final there and then fighting hard in that match before going down to the eventual winner Alize Cornet. Here she might be ranked 77th against the world number 2, but expect her to give a tough fight to the Russian.
Sharapova, on her part, is recovering from illness from the week at the WTA Rome where she conceded her quarter-final tie against Sara Errani. Earlier, she had made it to the final at Madrid without dropping a set but then lost to Serena Williams in the final.
In their only previous meeting, Sharapova pummelled her opponent Bouchard 6-2, 6-0 at WTA Miami. Hopefully the change in surface will bring some luck for Bouchard.
Tags: Maria Sharapova, Eugenie Bouchard, French Open
Posted: 30th May 2013
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