Maria Sharapova v Eugenie Bouchard Live
Eugenie Bouchard will be gearing up to take on her idol Maria Sharapova in the French Open semi-finals.
Maria Sharapova will enter the semis after an enthralling comeback victory over Garbine Muguruza 1-6, 7-5, 6-1 to set up what has been called the ‘match of the tournament.’ Sharapova is seeded seventh.
Bouchard looked up to Sharapova in her junior tennis career and mentioned she wanted to enumerate Sharapova in her playing days. She beat Carla Saurez Navaro 7-6 (4), 2-6, 7-5 to enter the semis. According to six ESPN broadcasters, Bouchard was deemed as “sleeper” at the French Open, a player outside the WTA’s top 10 to be the potential winner.
The Women's single's semifinalist's have similar records in 2014, with Bouchard at 30 wins to 11 loses, while Sharapova is 29-6.
Eugenie Bouchard said, “I wanted to do the same thing… For sure I respect her. But now we’re in the semis of a Grand Slam, so I’m going to respect her but not put her too high on a pedestal and really just battle.”
Sharapova has dropped just two sets at the Rolland Garros same as her opponent for the night. The match is perfectly set-up for the players to take each other on in what is expected to be a nail biter.
Both players have similar playing styles and while emotions run high, they will want to get one-up on each other in what will be their very first meeting on the court.
Tags: French Open, Maria Sharapova, Eugenie Bouchard, Grand Slam, Rolland Garros
Posted: 5th June 2014
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