New Delhi: It would certainly be the most glamorous match at Australian Open in recent times, when two tennis divas – Maria Sharapova and Eugenie Bouchard – play against each other on Tuesday.
In Australian summer, one can expect the on-court temperature to break all past records when the two ravishing players lock horns in the quarter-final battle.
They have crossed their respective fourth round hurdles in contrasting fashion on Sunday. Where the Russian beauty thrashed her opponent Shuai Peng in straight sets 6-3, 6-0, the Canadian win a grinding match 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 against Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania.
According to tennis pundits, Sharapova has an upper hand going into the match, as she has been playing well in the majors for quite some time now. And experience is also on the side of the 27-year-old.
Sharapova can also take heart from the fact that, during their last encountered, in the Roland Garros quarter-final match, she came out triumphant with a score-line of 4-6, 7-5, 6-2.
Irrespective of the result, one thing is sure that there would be no dearth of glamour when arguably the two most beautiful women tennis players fight for a semi-final spot. Geniepova is the term a few media houses are using for their encounter.
So tighten up your seat belts and don't miss this highly-anticipated glamour match-up on Tuesday.