Bali SF: Marion def. Kimiko 6-1 6-3
Marion must like the cake in Bali. 7 aces too!
I wish they had been in the other sides of the semi finals. Good fight to avoid a bagel in the second, 5-0 MP down, and then she played amazing for those few games afterwards, she gave Marion a fright!
Love that court and crowd. And such a nice embrace at the net.
"Until 6-1 5-1 it was absolutely perfect", said Bartoli, who will hope to add to the titles she won earlier this year in Monterrey and Stanford. "Then Kimiko started to play really well. She was swinging freely and hitting some really great shots. It wasn’t my level going down, it was her playing too good. But I knew I just had to win one more game and that’s what I did.
" It was quite hard, even if I was leading 6-1 5-0. The games were quite tough and the level was not that big a difference. So i was really trying to play each ball with the best accuracy as possible and the best power as possible see how it goes."
Date Krumm admitted she hadn’t played well, but also that Bartoli was simply too good for her.
"I like this surface but I think she likes it more than me, and I think she likes my ball also, very flat," said Date Krumm. "If I can play with more spin I think she would have more trouble, but that’s not my tennis. In the beginning I tried to hit more angles, using the backhand slice and dropshot, but her ball is very deep so it’s difficult to hit them. And I made too many mistakes, and if I didn’t hit the right angle she could attack."
"I think if people ask, How is Marion Bartoli? They will always respond, She's a nice person. That's what I'm most proud of..
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