Bouchard beats Sharapova in grudge match

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"I wanted to do it for myself, but also all these people".

Battling a lukewarm welcome by the 4,500 spectators, the Russian won her first match on her return from a 15-month doping ban.

The two split the first six games of the third set until Bouchard finally broke Sharapova to love to take a 4-3 lead.

Bouchard defeated the Russian star 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 in a match lasting nearly three hours on the main court in the Caja Magica here on Monday, reports Xinhua news agency. She is provisionally up to 210 in the rankings and has 250 rankings points since taking to the courts a couple of Wednesdays ago.

"The first match of a tournament is always one of the most hard and it's been a while since I played on this court", she said. "I know what the drill is", she said. I think it's always great to be the person that's kind of in control of your actions while everything around you is moving in a different way, " she said. Sharapova saved five break points in the fifth game to nudge in front for 3-2, capping a particularly intense segment of the contest, but Bouchard answered with a hold and then broke for 4-3. "That's what's going to win me more tournaments and more grand slams". "And like this one, it was extremely tough, not many rallies, she forced me to come out with some of my good tennis and I really had to dig deep".

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Sharapova said she is not being affected by the off-the-court controversy involving her return to tennis. The tournament runs until 14 May.

While facing the media in her post-match press conference, Bouchard suggested that a number of players agree with her stance about Sharapova, but they have been "scared to speak out". The Canadian revealed she received good luck from quite a few in the tennis fraternity, who were against the Russian players' comeback.

"I feel like it's still a learning experience, and it's still just getting back in the groove and understanding what I need to work on and improve, " she said.

After her victory in Madrid, Bouchard twisted the knife a little more.

A third save from 0-40 was too big an ask for Sharapova, but even then it was not decisive for Bouchard, who surrendered her serve in the next game.

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On Monday Bouchard beat Sharapova at the Madrid Open and quickly took her celebration to Twitter.

The athlete branded Sharapova a "cheater" before the match and said she shouldn't be allowed back to the sport.

Less than two weeks later the pair served up a classic under the lights on Estadio Manolo Santana and Bouchard dealt another blow to the five-time grand slam champion, who went down 7-5 2-6 6-4.

After the match Bouchard claims that the lead up was very different, and that many people in the tennis world were rooting for her and hoping she beat Sharapova to prove a point.

"Everything that surrounds matches like this doesn't affect me at all", she said.

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In another early match, Latvian Anastasia Sevastova shocked second seed Karolina Pliskova 6-3 6-3.

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