Marion Bartoli  def. Dominika Cibulkova 7-5 6-1
Good victory for Marion over a really talented player.
Cibulkova has powerfull groundstrokes from both sides and is really fast!
Marion was definitively a little bit stressed at the beginning of the match..She's the kind of player who needs to play a lot to feel confidence... She arrived in Paris after an early exit at the AO...but she's more confident in Paris for sure..
Marion in one of the hardest worker on the tour..and once again she proved it ...she changed her serve motion once again!
Still has to adjust considering the DF, but she also aced a lot, and had a lot of easy points on her 1rst and 2nd serve
The 1rst set proved that she had a real fighting spirit winning without playing her A game...in the 2nd set, she shows why she's now a real Top 10 player...
She has a pretty open draw..facing either Alize or Virginie in QF...a SF is a least what we're expecting from her!