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Maria Sharapova and Petra Kvitova suffer upset losses in Montreal

Maria Sharapova and Petra Kvitova suffer upset losses in Montreal

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by Andre Terry

Tennis: The 2014 French Open champion Maria Sharapova and the 2014 Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova were stunned in the third round of the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

Maria Sharapova was ousted by the French Open Quarterfinalist Carla Suarez Navarro whereas Petra Kvitova lost to the Wimbledon Quarterfinalist Ekaterina Makarova.

Interestingly, Sharapova had beaten Eugenie Bouchard in the French Open semifinals, who was coming after beating Carla Suarez Navarro in the Quarterfinals and Kvitova had beaten Lucie Safarova in the Wimbledon semifinals, who was coming after beating Ekaterina Makarova in the Quarterfinals.

4th seed Maria Sharapova had beaten Suarez Navarro in straight sets in their only previous meeting, which was in Indian Wells in 2013. This time the Spaniard started on a high note and broke Sharapova twice to race to a 4-0 lead.

Sharapova got one break back in the 7th game but Suarez Navarro broke her again to win the first set 6-2. In the second set Suarez Navarro broke Sharapova in the second game and went 2-0. But there were 6 services broken in a row from second to the seventh game.

Both players broke eachother 3 times as Sharapova served at 3-4. The Russian won three games in a row from there and took the second set 6-4 to force the match into the deciding set. In the third set, Suarez Navarro broke Sharapova in the 4th game to go 3-1 up but Sharapova broke back immediately to make it 3-2.

Suarez Navarro won three games in a row from there and won the third set 6-2 to reach the Quarterfinals. Kvitova faced Makarova, who she led 3-1 in the head-to-head record. The Russian broke Kvitova in the third game and saved all three break points she faced in the first set to take the first set 6-4.

In the second set Kvitova outplayed Makarova. She did not face even a single break point in whole set and broke Makarova twice to take the second set 6-1. Makarova got a break in the 4th game of the third set and broke Kvitova again when she was serving to stay in the match at 2-5.

She won the third set 6-2 to book her place in the last 8. .

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