Genia Bouchard, an up-and-coming tennis star who was featured in the 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, will be one of the top blonde tennis hotties of next decade and she's ready for one of her predecessors to step aside.
The 23-year-old Canadian who made headlines when she took a random bro from Twitter on a date, called this week for Maria Sharapova to be banned for life because of her previous positive test for the performance enhancing drug meldonium.
"She is a cheater and so to me, I don't think a cheater in any sport should be allowed to play that sport again. It's so unfair to all the other players who do it the right way and are true," Bouchard told Turkish TV ahead of her appearance in this week's Istanbul Cup.
Sharapova just returned to competition this week after completing a 15-month suspension, winning her first match at the Porsche Grand Prix in Germany.
"I think from the WTA it sends the wrong message to young kids: Cheat and we'll welcome you back with open arms," Bouchard said.
Sharapova has long maintained that she only took meldonium for health reasons and that she did not realize that the drug was added to World Anti-Doping Agency’s banned list at the start of 2016.
Bouchard's clearly not buying it, and she's not the only one. Caroline Wozniacki has also criticized the favorable treatment Sharapova has received upon her return.