Montreal Masters: Maria Sharapova loses to Carla Suarez Navarro

Maria Sharapova suffers a shock defeat by Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro at the Rogers Cup in Montreal

Maria Sharapova suffered a shock defeat by Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro at the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

The French Open champion lost 2-6 6-4 2-6 to the number 14 seed in a rain-hit last-16 match as she suffered a setback in her build-up to the US Open, which begins in New York on 25 August.

I always had my back against the wall and always came back from behind

Maria Sharapova

“I really feel I have a lot more work to do,” said Sharapova. “There’s quite a bit of time until then [the US Open].

She continued: “It was a tough match. I thought my opponent played a really good match. I couldn’t find my rhythm from the beginning of the match.

“I always had my back against the wall and always came back from behind.

“Even though I felt like I started feeling a little bit better, it wasn’t enough in the end.”

Meanwhile, Petra Kvitova’s first tournament since her Wimbledon win also came to an end on Thursday as she was beaten in Montreal by Ekaterina Makarova. The Russian overcame world No4 Kvitova 6-4 1-6 6-2.

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