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With the help of fine performances by a couple of key players, France has defeated Kazakhstan in a Davis Cup clash.
Marion Bartoli and Alize Cornet delivered in the third and the fourth match of the clash and by virtue of their wins, France took a decisive lead of 3-1 and secured two points from this clash.
Bartoli beat Yaroslava Shvedova in the third match. Bartoli won that match in the straight sets by 6-4, 6-3 to give her team a 2-1 lead.
In the fourth match, it was Cornet’s turn. With an easy win over Ksenia Pervak, she secured France’s win. Pervak got defeated in the straight sets by 2-6, 5-7.
Bartoli was representing France in the Fed Cup after approximately 9 years and this proved to be a tremendous comeback for her.
The skipper of the French team, Amelie Mauresmo, was the main reason why Bartoli was called back in the squad. The captain wanted her in the side at any cost and her decision was absolutely correct. Bartoli did prove her worth for the side.
Talking to the reporters after the clash, Mauresmo said, “Marion’s recent form had been very good. She was feeling confident and that’s why, I wanted her back in the side. She was absolutely fantastic in the third match She helped us earn two vital points.”
On the other hand, Bartoli was also looking ecstatic after France’s victory. She said, “It’s a very important win for us and I am glad that I contributed in this. Winning matches for your country is always special.”
“I was playing in Fed Cup after a long time, but, there was not much pressure on me. The skipper told me to just enjoy my game and I did the same.”
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Marion Bartoli left her second round match in the Sony Open in the middle because of a foot injury. Bartoli was competing against Andrea Petkovic of Germany in the second round.
Bartoli was not in a great position when she decided to leave the match. She had lost the first set by 3-6, while, in the second set, she was trailed by 1-4.
Due to Bartoli’s withdrawal, Petkovic got an entry into the third round where she will face Ajla Tomljanovic of Croatia.
Talking to the reporters after the match, Petkovic said, “I first saw Marion limping when I was ahead by 3-1 in the second set and then, she decided to quit immediately. During the warm up, she was moving alright. She warmed up for about 30 minutes and she was looking fit. I am sure she discovered that injury while playing in the match.”
“For me, it’s a great result. I moved really well on the court. I have worked hard on my movement in the last few weeks and my coach has helped me a lot in that.”
Marion Bartoli had left a match against Petkovic in Internationaux de Strasbourg a couple of years back and Petkovic had eventually managed to win that tournament. When asked about that, Petkovic said, “Yes, I remember that. I hope that the same thing would happen this time around as well. However, these are early days in the tournament. There a quite a few matches to go. So, thinking about winning the title is not appropriate at this point of time. I just need to think about the next game.”
Sony Open is only the second tournament in which Petkovic is participating after getting injured in the Hopman Cup earlier this year. She had made her comeback in the BNP Paribas Open which was played a few days ago.
Marion Bartoli has appointed Jana Novotna as her new coach. Bartoli made this announcement yesterday.
Bartoli who is ranked at no. 11 in the official rankings of WTA had been coached by her father since her childhood days. But, a few weeks back, Bartoli terminated her father from that role. Read more »
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