Amazing Comeback for Marion Bartoli
Marion Bartoli has a reason to be proud. The number fourteen seed made it into the final four of the China Open by making an incredible comeback from being down 6-3, 5-1, to win against Vera Zvonareva who was seeded seventh with the final score being 3-6, 7-5, 6-2. This means that in the semis we have Petrova playing Kuznetsova, with Kuznetsova right now leading 4-1, and then Radwanswka will play Bartoli, with Bartoli at a disadvantage as Agnieszka Radwanska is leading 3-0. The semi-finals will continue tommorow.
How did we get here? Radwanska was able to beat Russian player Elena Dementieva in the tournament, although Dementieva had previously won an Olympic Gold medal. Dementieva was seeded number four at this event, and she was in the lead the first set, 5-3. However Radwanska showed no fear and she won four games straight to take the first set. After that it was easy, ending it 7-5, 6-3. Denentieva said that she wished she could have played longer because of her love for Beijing, but that she would now prepare for Doha.
As for Petrova, she upset Serena Williams who was seeded number two in this tournament, in round three, and then joined her country mate in the semis, to make a total of two Russian players in the semis. She beat China's Peng Shuai, 6-7 (5) 6-3 6-2. Peng Shuai had done exceptionally well as she knocked out Maria Sharapova as well as Jelena Jankovic earlier in the rounds. Said Petrova, that she was happy that she won, and that Peng had an amazing week and some great wins, as well as being a crowd pleaser. She added that now she needed to rest up.
Tags: China Open, Vera Zvonareva, Agnieszka Radwanska, Elena Dementieva, However Radwanska, Serena Williams, Peng Shuai, Maria Sharapova
Posted: 10th October 2009
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