ACADEMIC WRITING SERVICE
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Bartoli Runs Out of Steam But A Quarterfinal Appearance Is Not So Bad
She was almost booted out as early as the second round (by Dominguez Lino) and again in the third round (9-7 over Flavia Pennetta in the 3rd set), but she kept fighting on. She had several match points against Serena Williams before she sank the tigress in the second set. By putting 3 more hours in the court over her quarterfinal opponent, Sabine Lisicki, Marion Bartoli had the disadvantage, especially that they had to do a third set, where it was obviously clear that Marion was losing steam.
Anyhow, it was great to see her back in the quarters and that title in Birmingham really helped her stead. Now, she can rest a bit and then prepare for the hard court season and the US Open in September.