Eugenie Bouchard was eliminated in the second round of the Sony Open on Friday night, a joint ATP Masters 1000/WTA Premier event currently underway in Miami, Florida. The 19-year-old Canadian, who was awarded a main draw wildcard for the event in Key Biscayne, was defeated 6-2, 6-0 by an in-form world no. 2 Maria Sharapova of Russia.
In a match that was delayed by rain and a power outage on Centre Court at the start of the second set, Sharapova’s focus wasn’t wavered by the elements. Last week’s champion in Indian Wells used her powerful groundstrokes and improved movement to gain the advantage in many of the rallies despite Bouchard’s defensive efforts to extend them.