Eugenie Bouchard’s Madrid Open campaign ended on Thursday with a whimper as she was thrashed 6-4, 6-0 by eighth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova to exit at the quarter-final stage.
The Canadian set the tournament alight with a scintillating, three-set win over Maria Sharapova on Tuesday after her outspoken comments about the Russian returning from her 15-month doping ban, including calling her a cheater.
She then saw off world No 2 Angelique Kerber to reach the last eight but was slapped down by Russian Kuznetsova, who only ceded one break point in the entire match, which she saved.
The eighth seed then took Bouchard apart in the second set, breaking her four times before serving out the match.
Third-seeded Simona Halep of Romania reached the semi-finals by beating Coco Vandeweghe 6-1, 6-1 in less than an hour.
Published: Thu May 11 2017 20:53:38 GMT-0400 (EDT)