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Ferg
Nov 7th, 2009, 08:07 AM
:eek: Marion must like the cake in Bali. 7 aces too!

Poor Kimiko :hug: 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. :awww:


"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."

Noctis
Nov 7th, 2009, 08:08 AM
Kimiko :hug: too many errors
Marion were very clean 6/7 Aces
Mini revival was nice

Ferg
Nov 7th, 2009, 08:08 AM
10-10 for Marion
21-23 for Kim

Marionated
Nov 7th, 2009, 08:09 AM
Phew. It was so nearly 5-4. Now win this title Marion. Kimiko :hug:

barboza
Nov 7th, 2009, 08:11 AM
23 winners for kimiko and 10 for marion..

Julian.
Nov 7th, 2009, 08:11 AM
Kimiko :sobbing::hug:

Marion really overpowered her. Too many UEs too from Kimiko. Until a brief smart comeback at the end from 5-0 to 5-3 but it was too little too late.

Good luck Marion in the final! :worship:

The Indonesian crowd was so pro Kimiko :lol:

Kim's_fan_4ever
Nov 7th, 2009, 08:16 AM
Awesome :bounce:

Shvedbarilescu
Nov 7th, 2009, 08:18 AM
Too little too late. I'm glad at least Kimiko made a small comeback at the end. Kimiko can still hold her head up. She is playing top 50, perhaps even top 40, standard tennis right now. Unfortunately that doesn't get the job done when you opponent is playing top 10 standard tennis, but it's still mighty good when you are 39 years old. Still one more ITF left for Kimiko this year and I can't wait for next year. I think Kimiko can finish 2010 in the top 50, I really do.

Iceland
Nov 7th, 2009, 08:20 AM
They forgot to include aces in the stats.
Well done Marion! :yeah: She didn't have to play well today and it almost costed her the match. Date showed two faces, the first one was terrible as you could wonder why she was on the court, the second was inspired and brave. Serve was the key today! I just don't understand why Marion got tightened that much at the end.

SELVEN
Nov 7th, 2009, 08:22 AM
Kimiko played better during last 4 games.Marion Bartoli made few mistake.:aparty:

Protoss
Nov 7th, 2009, 08:23 AM
10-10 for Marion
21-23 for Kim
Do the winner totals include aces?

Ferg
Nov 7th, 2009, 08:26 AM
Do the winner totals include aces?

I doubt it, cus Marion definitely hit more then 3 non-ace winners.

barboza
Nov 7th, 2009, 08:36 AM
Kimiko :sobbing::hug:

Marion really overpowered her. Too many UEs too from Kimiko. Until a brief smart comeback at the end from 5-0 to 5-3 but it was too little too late.

Good luck Marion in the final! :worship:

The Indonesian crowd was so pro Kimiko :lol:

I can imagine, since lots of Japanese tourists go to Bali as well.

Singleniacki
Nov 7th, 2009, 09:23 AM
Well done Marion :woohoo:

Kimiko :sobbing:

Sammm
Nov 7th, 2009, 09:26 AM
Marion :yeah: if she wins, she's number 9, right?
Kimiko :hug: am hoping for a win in the Japanese challenger she's playing and a 3rin the Australian open from her :hearts:

olivero
Nov 7th, 2009, 09:33 AM
so Marion is #10 right now?

Ferg
Nov 7th, 2009, 09:35 AM
so Marion is #10 right now?

I think so. She only needed to get to the final for #10, and if she wins #9. Not sure though.

Adrian1092
Nov 7th, 2009, 09:36 AM
Great performance Marion :inlove: 7 Aces :eek:
:woohoo: Top 10 :D

Shine On Silver Moon
Nov 7th, 2009, 10:17 AM
Kimiko :sobbing::hug:

Marion really overpowered her. Too many UEs too from Kimiko. Until a brief smart comeback at the end from 5-0 to 5-3 but it was too little too late.

Good luck Marion in the final! :worship:

The Indonesian crowd was so pro Kimiko :lol: Kimiko is an inspiration for Asians!:)

Mashabator
Nov 7th, 2009, 10:17 AM
Well Done Marion!! :hearts:

Ceze
Nov 7th, 2009, 10:37 AM
Well done Marion :yeah:

Joee
Nov 7th, 2009, 11:13 AM
Bravo Mar!

ElusiveChanteuse
Nov 7th, 2009, 11:14 AM
Kimiko :( :sad: :hug:

jimbo mack
Nov 7th, 2009, 11:17 AM
kimiko beaten so easily :sad:

BartoliBabes
Nov 7th, 2009, 11:17 AM
WD Marion:inlove:

win the title!!:D

Goai
Nov 7th, 2009, 11:18 AM
Marion :banana:

fouc
Nov 7th, 2009, 11:20 AM
I'm equally happy for Marion reaching top 10 again! :D and Agnieszka dropping off top 10 :) She will be able to manage her schedule more freely next year!

Very good performance from Marion too. Great defensive game!

Jorn
Nov 7th, 2009, 11:25 AM
Well done Marion! :)


But she's not TOP 10 yet, ithink she need to win. Good luck tomorrow!

Jorn
Nov 7th, 2009, 11:31 AM
From TBE's ranking update:

9 Vera Zvonareva RUS 3560
10 Agnieszka Radwanska POL 3450
11 Marion Bartoli FRA 420 3415
12 Flavia Pennetta ITA 3150

A win is worth 600 and she's No 9.

cn ireland
Nov 7th, 2009, 12:59 PM
Congrats Marion:bounce:!

Hope she wins the title:).

Kimiko, well done getting to SF and good luck in 2010:hug:.

Dave.
Nov 7th, 2009, 02:13 PM
Marion :inlove: :hearts:

Now get the title and get back in the top 10! Makes it even more satisying that it's Zvonareva she would replace at no.9. :devil:

Impressive tournament from Kimiko to cap a good year. First she could not win matches on the WTA and now she has won a title and made the semis of a YEC tournament. Keep going Kimiko. :bounce:

¤CharlDa¤
Nov 7th, 2009, 04:14 PM
Easy as it should be, though watch out for those little problems closing out Marion!

Lulu.
Nov 7th, 2009, 05:12 PM
Marion. :yeah:

Good luck in the Final!

danieln1
Nov 7th, 2009, 06:14 PM
Now Marion must crush Rezai to end her season

Foals.
Nov 7th, 2009, 07:11 PM
Wow Marion, i thought one set might be close as you havnt played her before but good victory. :worship:
Defo should be fave against Rezai even if shes playing well, take the title! :lick: