Bartoli Defeats McHale

French Tennis player, Marion Bartoli, has defeated Christina Mchale of USA to earn a place in the semifinals of Carlsbad event of WTA. Bartoli won that match by 7-5, 4-6, 6-4. The score card itself says that she has been given a tough fight by Christina. Bartoli has been struggling a lot with the injury before the match. She played the match with heavy strapping on her thigh. Bartoli has done a bit better in this match as far as the double faults are concerned. The no. of double faults in this match by Bartoli is only 11 as compared to the 18 double faults made by her in the last match.

As per Bartoli, she is quite surprised and couldn’t find the reason why she is making so many double faults. She said that may be, her injury is hindering her movements resulting in so many double faults. She said that due to the injury, she has not been able to jump as high as she would have done under normal circumstances. She said that once she will get rid of the injury and start jumping normally, she would probably be able to decrease the number of double faults.

Bartoli has been given a tough fight in the last three matches that she has played. Even in the match against Christina, she had to fight hard for 2 hours and 50 minutes to reserve the semi final spot.In the semifinal, Bartoli will face Chan Yung-Jan. Chan is an unknown Taiwanese player who has pulled off a great upset by defeating Jelena Jankovic. Jankovic was the no. 1 player in the world a few years back and had been given the third seed in this tournament. After pulling off such a great upset, Chan would be pretty confident in the semifinal and Bartoli would have to be careful against her.