Stanford, California, Jul 27 : Marion Bartoli of France reached her seventh quarterfinal of the year, beating Canada's Rebecca Marino 6-4, 6-3 Wednesday at the Bank of the West Classic.
The ninth-ranked Bartoli, who won this event two years ago, has won 18 of her last 21 matches.
Marino, ranked 40th, beat Bartoli at Quebec City last year—her only win over a top-20 player.
In other matches, eighth-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia beat American Christina McHale 6-4, 2-6, 6-3, and fifth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland topped Taiwan's Chang Kai-chen 6-4, 3-6, 6-0.
The 20th-ranked Cibulkova reached her seventh quarterfinal of the year and will meet the winner of Thursday's match between top-seeded and defending champion Victoria Azarenka and qualifier Marina Erakovic. AP