- Publish Date
- Friday, 28 April 2017, 3:12PM
This is some juicy stuff! Maria Sharapova hit back at Eugenie Bouchard's "cheater" claims on Thursday, telling the Canadian that she is "way above" getting into a slanging match over her controversial comeback from a doping ban.
Bouchard, long seen as the Russian's heir in the sport's marketability stakes, had attacked Sharapova over her return from a 15-month suspension and suggested the former world number one should be kicked out of tennis for life.
But after reaching the Stuttgart quarter-finals on Thursday, Sharapova attempted to put Bouchard in her place.
"I don't have anything to say - I am way above that," she told reporters when asked to respond to Bouchard's comments after seeing off fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova 7-5, 6-1 in Stuttgart.
"She's a cheater and so to me, I don't think a cheater in any sport should be allowed to play that sport again," Bouchard, the world number 59, told TRT World in Istanbul where she had been playing a WTA event.
It's heating up and we feel like there's a wee bit of jealousy coming from Bouchard considering Sharapova is ranked higher than her!
Just in case you forgot what they look like...
This article was first published on news.com.au and is republished here with permission.