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Lighter
Jan 25th, 2012, 11:14 AM
Marion will be player representative during MD ceremony. And won't play fed cup tie vs Slovakia as expected. There was no discussion between Marion and french staff in Australia, Escudé confirmed HERE (http://www.sports.fr/cmc/tennis/201204/fed-cup-escude-espere-une-victoire-francaise-en-slovaquie_434985.html?sitemap)

Q : Avez-vous une nouvelle fois échangé avec Marion Bartoli ou son père pendant que vous étiez en Australie ?
Escudé : Non, je ne les ai pas vus. Depuis quatre ans, nous avions échangé avec eux chaque année, voire plusieurs fois par an. Je dirais que nous avons chacun notre logique.

Six Feet Under
Jan 28th, 2012, 01:13 PM
Top 2 seed (bar last minute WC's) with 1st round BYE :)
Indoors = fast, so I'm hoping for a Final :D

She needs a good tournament to start the year, currently ~ 30 in the race.

Alizé Molik
Jan 29th, 2012, 02:13 AM
Number 7!!

Lighter
Feb 5th, 2012, 10:46 AM
Paris draw out :

Vinci Halep,
Q Kerber
Martic Q,
bye Bartoli

Many Marion's pics at the draw ceremony. Here between Amélie and Mary :

http://p.twimg.com/Ak4e8mRCMAEQkYW.jpg

Ferg
Feb 5th, 2012, 11:51 AM
Full Draw:

Sharapova bye,
hercog scheepers,
gajdosova niculescu,
safarova lisicki,

jankovic wickmayer,
kanepi Mchale
Strycova Q,
parmentier Medina G.

Goerges Peer,
Q. Cetksovska,
Zakopalova cornet,
Pironkova LiNa,

Vinci Halep,
Q Kerber
Martic Q,
bye Bartoli

A semi is the least I expect tbh..

Six Feet Under
Feb 5th, 2012, 11:58 AM
Very kind Quarter, I think she should make the semis... but we have learned to take it one match at a time :)

heejin
Feb 5th, 2012, 12:39 PM
Very kind Quarter, I think she should make the semis... but we have learned to take it one match at a time :)


The best draw we could imagine, until semis.

Sasja
Feb 5th, 2012, 02:35 PM
Like that draw :)

Allez Marion :cheer:

Lighter
Feb 5th, 2012, 03:05 PM
Marion on french TV : Stade 2 (France2) in 1hour

Link : HERE IF IT WORKS (http://tournoi-6-nations.sport.francetv.fr/videos?id-match=irlande-paysdegalles)

Lighter
Feb 5th, 2012, 04:24 PM
I just listened her on TV. It's clear in her mind. She won't play OG. And she will participate tuesday evening "à la soirée d'amélie".

She still doesn't know either she'll play wednesday or thursday.

Sasja
Feb 5th, 2012, 05:38 PM
I just listened her on TV. It's clear in her mind. She won't play OG. And she will participate tuesday evening "à la soirée d'amélie".

She still doesn't know either she'll play wednesday or thursday.

So sad for her :tears: :hug:

Soliloque
Feb 5th, 2012, 07:23 PM
Our fellow Bartoli fan strastib really needs your help in the Mr TF contest. He's the last frenchie running. Help him by voting for him here : http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=453022&page=20

Thank you

alex.2812
Feb 5th, 2012, 10:04 PM
Marion on french TV : Stade 2 (France2) in 1hour

Link : HERE IF IT WORKS (http://tournoi-6-nations.sport.francetv.fr/videos?id-match=irlande-paysdegalles)

It's a link to some rugby game? Is it somewhere in the middle of the vid?

Lighter
Feb 6th, 2012, 03:12 PM
It's a link to some rugby game? Is it somewhere in the middle of the vid?No i try to find a replay.....

Today, it's the big day for Marion with many meetings with reporters and medias. The whole press conference here in French : FED CUP, I HAD TO CHOOSE, AND I MADE MY CHOICE (http://www.sports.fr/cmc/tennis/201206/open-gdf-bartoli-impatiente-de-jouer-devant-le-public-francais_437371.html?covertennis)

http://medias.lequipe.fr/img-photo-jpg/la-nouvelle-bartoli-est-arriv/1500000000135057/3:155,1500:909-665-0-70/3c3a2

Lighter
Feb 6th, 2012, 03:27 PM
VIDEOS Today :

HAPPINESS (http://video.lequipe.fr/video/tennis-golf/tennis-gdf-bartoli-un-retour-capital/recentes/page/1/?sig=9c7a53466b3s)

ABOUT FED CUP (http://video.lequipe.fr/video/tennis-golf/tennis-fed-cup-bartoli-n-est-pas-le-messie/recentes/page/1/?sig=1de6bb6be2as)

Last sentence : "je ne suis pas dans la mesquinerie d'espérer que les autres (filles) perdent pour juste démontrer que j'avais raison."

Ouch.......What a sentence....

Lighter
Feb 6th, 2012, 06:32 PM
On TV : STADE 2 (http://sport.francetv.fr/stade2/?page=reportage&id_article=32300)

Enjoy.

Lighter
Feb 6th, 2012, 07:56 PM
On l'équipe TV this evening : ENEW (http://video.lequipe.fr/video/tennis-golf/tennis-gdf-bartoli-la-chance-francaise/?sig=dda31176c85s)

Ferg
Feb 7th, 2012, 02:29 PM
Seeds are dropping like flies.

Lighter
Feb 7th, 2012, 05:31 PM
Marion on Radio now (http://www.rmcsport.fr/front_office/sport_player.html)

Enjoy.

Lighter
Feb 7th, 2012, 06:02 PM
She talked during 20 minutes....It's always the same questions concerning fed cup, her goals......and also questions about men tennis level....and about her future after pro tennis.....She answered that Richard Gasquet asked her the same questions in Perth....

Not on wednesday OoP. So, she'll probably play thursday evening.

Lighter
Feb 9th, 2012, 08:26 PM
R2 win over Petra Martic 7-5 6-1.

1/4 finals vs Roberta Vinci

Sasja
Feb 9th, 2012, 09:27 PM
Marion :)

QF against Vinci will be again the 1st match of the evening for Marion (NB 19.00 hrs) :cheer:

Six Feet Under
Feb 10th, 2012, 12:42 AM
5am in Australia :sobbing:

Ferg
Feb 10th, 2012, 07:57 PM
Amazing win :inlove:

I would have been pessimistic about the year if she lost that but she fought so goddamn hard, havent seen it so far this year. Dont care about tomorrow Im just glad she won that.

Sasja
Feb 10th, 2012, 08:05 PM
4-0 down in the 2nd set and 5-2 down in the final set. Great fight Marion :bowdown: :woohoo:

Marionated
Feb 10th, 2012, 08:10 PM
That was such a great match.

The first set she was poor tactically, not doing a lot, just engaging in neutral rallies before Roby took control. Her clutch serving helped keep it close.

I Missed a bit of the second set-came back to see her win 5 games in a row- she was really crushing Roby's second serve, though she got a lot to look at.

Then she started with the random net rushing in the third set and play three awful points at 2-4-40-A to go down a double break. She kept fighting, aided by some poor play by Roby too. The game at 6-5 was epic!

Played a great tie-break, finished with a running fdtl winner.

It was amazing to see her show such fight in front of the home crowd again.

Joee
Feb 10th, 2012, 09:47 PM
Great win! :D

misty1
Feb 10th, 2012, 10:49 PM
marion:hearts:

great win today, i love her fight

Six Feet Under
Feb 10th, 2012, 10:49 PM
Why did I go to bed at 6-4 4-1 :sobbing:

Six Feet Under
Feb 11th, 2012, 02:09 PM
YAY final :)

Back to 11th in the race (1 point behind Li in 10th)

Willing herself there :worship:

Ferg
Feb 11th, 2012, 02:11 PM
:inlove:

Relatively quick too and peaked in set 2.

Sasja
Feb 11th, 2012, 02:12 PM
Marion :yeah:

Nice she could win it in straight sets :) Win it all now :hearts:

Six Feet Under
Feb 11th, 2012, 02:13 PM
If she wins, she cracks 5,000 points and is 5/6 in the race! :)

Marionated
Feb 11th, 2012, 02:14 PM
I turned off at 2-4 down when she was missing return after return. Came back for the second set where she was doing the complete opposite.

Really hoping she wins the final now.

Ferg
Feb 11th, 2012, 02:16 PM
Kerber worries me a bit because shes been playing well and I remmeber her causing a few problems for Marion in IWs a few years ago but Marion dealt with Wickmayer in straights both times they met iirc... So its obvious who we want in the final.

Marionated
Feb 11th, 2012, 02:19 PM
3-1 against Kerber. Yes, I remember that match in Indian Wells. Marion was incredible before it came to closing it out. She needed about 10 match points.

3-0 vs Wickmayer, 6-0 in sets.

Ferg
Feb 11th, 2012, 02:45 PM
Good chances either way so hopefully.. I wasnt sure why she was given the early match but now Im glad. Shes in Wozniackis quarter in Doha, at least shes not with Vika/Aga. Stosur would be preferable but this is the second best draw from the top 4 seeds...

Ferg
Feb 11th, 2012, 04:06 PM
(5)Marion Bartoli (FRA) v BYE
Klara Zakopalova (CZE) v Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP)
Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) v Polona Hercog (SLO)
Angelique Kerber (GER) v (9)Sabine Lisicki (GER)

(14)Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) v Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (ESP)
Jie Zheng (CHN) v Maria Kirilenko (RUS)
Lucie Safarova (CZE) v Q
(2)Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) v BYE

heejin
Feb 11th, 2012, 04:16 PM
(5)Marion Bartoli (FRA) v BYE
Klara Zakopalova (CZE) v Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP)
Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) v Polona Hercog (SLO)
Angelique Kerber (GER) v (9)Sabine Lisicki (GER)

(14)Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) v Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (ESP)
Jie Zheng (CHN) v Maria Kirilenko (RUS)
Lucie Safarova (CZE) v Q
(2)Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) v BYE

re - Zakapolova then Lisicki... not a dream draw ! We'll see ...

GL for tomorrow Marion :fiery:

Lighter
Feb 11th, 2012, 05:14 PM
H2H vs Angelique Kerber : 3-1 (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/headtohead.asp?player=100000135&opponent=100014203)

Ferg
Feb 11th, 2012, 05:21 PM
Forgot she beat her in straights in Osaka. A good match up I guess... Lets hope for the best but I wont get ahead of myself.

misty1
Feb 11th, 2012, 06:19 PM
take the title marion:)

Six Feet Under
Feb 12th, 2012, 01:44 AM
Doha draw is alright, she can make some damage if she's focused.
First things first, GL with the final :)

Ferg
Feb 12th, 2012, 05:13 PM
:tears:

Sasja
Feb 12th, 2012, 05:15 PM
:sobbing:

Must be tough after fighting hard to win the 2nd set and then just right away a break down in the 3rd. In front of her home crowd :sad: :hug:

Djezonfly
Feb 12th, 2012, 06:31 PM
Yeh, I hope this doesn't affect her too much. She should skip/tank Doha though.

BartoliBabes
Feb 15th, 2012, 02:43 PM
Yeh, I hope this doesn't affect her too much. She should skip/tank Doha though.

i can't believe you condone tanking:help: