World No. 2 Maria Sharapova and Eugenie Bouchard will battle in the Miami Masters second round on Friday 22nd March at 16:30 GMT, being played here on outdoor hard courts at Crandon Park in Miami.
Four-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova has clinched BNP Paribas Open championship last week beating former World no. 1 Caroline Wozniacki in two sets with a 6-2, 6-2 score line. She also lost Qatar Open ladies semi final to American Serena Williams in consecutive sets with a 6-3, 6-2. Sharapova has been playing best tennis from the beginning of the season and hopes to continue similar form in Miami Masters.
Eugenie Bouchard, who holds World No. 125 in the WTA Rankings, she has defeated opening round opponent Shahar Peer in three sets with a 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 score line. She needs to play tough tennis in Miami Masters second round on Friday.
Maria Sharapova and Eugenie Bouchard has not meet each other so far in their tennis career, where both the players are clashing for the first time here in Miami Masters. As per the predictions, Sharapova is looking hot favorite to clinch victory in straight sets and advances into the 2013 Miami Masters third round, being played here on outdoor hard courts at Crandon Park in Miami.