In an interview last month, just prior to Sharapova’s return, Bouchard held back nothing…
“She’s a cheater and so to me…I don’t think a cheater in any sport should be allowed to play that sport again.”
“It’s so unfair to all the other players who do it the right way and are true. So, I think from the WTA it sends the wrong message to young kids…cheat and we’ll welcome you back with open arms.”
“I don’t think that’s right and…definitely not someone I can say I look up to anymore because that’s definitely ruined it for me a little bit.”
So when the two of them faced off at the Madrid Open on Monday you knew things were going to be very tense. And they were.
.@GenieBouchard stuns Sharapova 7-5, 2-6, 6-4!
— WTA (@WTA) May 8, 2017
After Bouchard backed up her words by defeating Sharapova in three sets (7-5, 2-6, 6-4) Genie erupted in celebration.
Needless to say, the handshake after the match was a tad awkward…
After the match, speaking to the press, Bouchard was still pretty salty…
Bouchard.”She said “Well played “.I think she’s been playing really well in her so-called comeback — if you want to call it that.”
— René Denfeld (@Renestance) May 8, 2017
Bouchard decided to throw once last bomb on social media…
How bow dah pic.twitter.com/SOAcpEWflu
— Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) May 8, 2017
Who knew Tennis could be so much fun.