Re: Is Marion Bartoli's SF appearance in Wimbledon a fluke?
I say it's a fluke not because she isn't one of the better players of the section, but because the 2nd quarter of the draw was incredibly easy minus Jankovic. Several players deserve the spot more; Sharapova, Mauresmo, the loser of Ivanvoic/Vaidisova, the loser of Kuznetsova/Venus and Hantuchova. However, I will say she is playing decent, but still fluke.
And her win over Hantuchova in Birmingham can hardly be counted as proof of playing great, Daniela had just beaten Daniilidou and then had to play Bartoli later that day, whereas Bartoli had played her match the day before. Bartoli won because of rain.
Dechy - Radwanska - Petkovic
Cornet - Zakopalova - Cirstea
Lisicki - Medina Garrigues - Bondarenko
K.Kucova - Cibulkova - Wienerova