Thinking about it, an alright draw, she should make the 3rd round, and we should be happy with that. But the way Medina Garrigues is playing, Marion could beat her, but Razzano and Hantuchova are also there. Dementieva after for the 4th round.
(13) Marion Bartoli vs. Pauline Parmentier
Tathiana Garbin vs. Ayumi Morita
Virginie Razzano vs. Daniela Hantuchova
Ekaterina Makarova vs. (18) Anabel Medina Garrigues
(30) Samantha Stosur vs. Francesca Schiavone
Yanina Wickmayer vs. Urszula Radwanska
Jelena Dokic vs. Karolina Sprem
Q vs. (4) Elena Dementieva
Hum, so so but not bad at all. Pauline has ended her losing streak but is still low on confidence. Marion should be able to prevail, she better targets her weak BH, especially since the rest of Pauline's game is quite good... She has also won a Tier IV on clay, so to answer the question, yeah she can play on clay! The 2nd round is looking difficult as well, now that Morita has a great tournament in Strasbourg. The thing is that it could have been worse .
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medina, isnt she hurt, or didnt she just pull outta a tourney because of injury or retire? i think she'll be fine and make it into the 3rd and make it to the fourth. i think even against dementieva, shes beaten her before. I'm EXTREMELY glad she doesnt have a williams sister in her portion or vera or amelie. good luck marion, your my one and only favorite. please make me happy for 2 WHOLE WEEKS.