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Bartoli Beats Zakopalova In Paris Semifinals

Paris, Feb 11: Second-seeded Marion Bartoli beat Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic 7-6 (3), 6-0 Saturday to reach the Open GDF Suez final.The Frenchwoman hit two consecutive aces to take a 5-0 lead in

India TV News Desk [ Updated: February 11, 2012 22:15 IST ]
bartoli beats zakopalova in paris semifinals
bartoli beats zakopalova in paris semifinals

Paris, Feb 11: Second-seeded Marion Bartoli beat Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic 7-6 (3), 6-0 Saturday to reach the Open GDF Suez final.


The Frenchwoman hit two consecutive aces to take a 5-0 lead in the final set, converting her first match point with a forehand return winner.

Zakopalova took a 4-2 lead in the first set, but Bartoli saved two set points in the eighth game and broke back in the ninth with a forehand return winner to force a tie-breaker.

Bartoli capitalized on a couple of unforced errors from Zakopalova to lead 5-1 in the tie-breaker and won the first set when the Czech hit a backhand return long.

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