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Canadian Bouchard beats Peer, plays Sharapova next

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TSN.ca Staff
3/21/2013 12:10:30 AM
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A big challenge awaits up-and-coming Canadian teen Eugenie Bouchard on Friday at the Sony Open.

The 19-year-old from Westmount, Quebec beat Shahar Peer of Israel on Wednesday to set up a match with world No. 2 Maria Sharapova.

Bouchard dispatched Peer 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 in Key Biscayne, Florida in a first-round match-up. Bouchard also beat Peer last summer in Montreal at the Rogers Cup.

Bouchard will be facing Sharapova for the first time. The Canadian was a champion in both girls singles and doubles at Wimbledon last summer.

Sharapova was the champion last week at Indian Wells, California and has 28 WTA titles to her credit.

Eugenie Bouchard (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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