Australian Open 2015: 'Maria Sharapova Vs. Eugenie Bouchard' in Heart biting quarter-final.Md Noman Siddique (Author) Published Date : Jan 25, 2015 10:11 IST
To the report from the sports News Maria Sharapova will face Eugenie Bouchard in a blockbuster quarter-final at the Australian Open. The Russian past Shuai Peng of China 6-3 6-0 in the fourth round. But Canadian Bouchard, who reached the semi-finals here last year, lost five straight games before recovering to beat Irina-Camelia Begu 6-1 5-7 5-2.
Since winning Wimbledon in 2004 at the age of 17, the only slam she has lost in the first round was the Australian Open in 2010. But in the present year she is determined to win the Australian Open.
This in noticeable that Sharapova has beaten Bouchard in all three of their previous meetings, including in the French Open semi last year when the Russian fought back to win after losing the first set . On the other hand Bouchard, who reached the semi-finals in Melbourne on her championship debut 12 months ago, won the first set against Romania's Irina-Camelia Begu 6-1 on Rod Laver Arena and was 3-0 up in the second with two breaks of serve.
The statistic says Sharapova has won all three previous meetings with Bouchard but is expecting a difficult contest against the world number seven. Spectators will enjoy a good quarter final match. The 23-year-old reached the quarter-finals here last year and went to a first grand slam final at Roland Garros .and losing to Sharapova. Though it was his first grand slam with the star The 23-year-old reached the quarter-finals here last year and went to a first grand slam final at Roland Garros - losing to Sharapova - and said: It s not easy to get into the final at grand slams but I have experience now and confidence I can do it.
In a statement the Russian Queen Sharapova, who won her only Australian Open title in 2008, said: She's been playing really well in this tournament, and also in the Slams the last year. Really confident tennis and inspired form. I expect her to play a really good match.
Australian Open 2015: 'Maria Sharapova Vs. Eugenie Bouchard' in Heart biting quarter-final.