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Julian.
Nov 8th, 2009, 07:46 AM
Congratz Aravane :bounce: You deserve this title by the way you played the whole tournament!

Marion injured her thigh while serving at 5-6 15-30. She is crying. :sad:

Marion :hug:

Btw, Bali is such a good tournament. I love the fast court, offcourt activities, the venue, the enthusiastic crowd, and the whole atmosphere. It's better than Doha definitely.

The final summary from Bali website:

REZAI WINS AS BARTOLI RETIRES WITH INJURY
08 Nov 2009 | English, Road To Bali
It wasn’t the way the week, and such a potentially great final, was supposed to end, but Aravane Rezai became the first winner of the Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions when Marion Bartoli retired after losing the opening set 7-5.

http://2009.commbanktennis.com/content/data/upimages/2009-rezai-final.jpg

The match, the first all-French final since Amelie Mauresmo defeated Mary Pierce for the Paris Indoors title in February 2006, had been shaping up beautifully as both players came out firing and engaged in a succession of furiously-contested rallies. Both pounded their groundstrokes, made great returns and ran each other around the court as they sought an advantage.

The first four games went with serve, before Bartoli broke to lead 3-2 after a strong service return from her led to Rezai netting a forehand. Bartoli then survived two break points in the next game as Rezai netted a pair of forehands, and then she held a set point at 5-3 when Rezai double-faulted.

But she made a poor return and Rezai went on to hold for 5-4. Then Bartoli missed another opportunity when she failed to serve out the set, netting a backhand on break point. Yet another chance went begging at 5-5 when Bartoli was unable to convert a break point as Rezai sent a terrific backhand winner down the line.

Leading 6-5, Rezai then went up 40-15 on Bartoli’s serve when she won a typically long and hard-fought rally, but Bartoli then limped to her chair and called for the trainer. Obviously in great pain, she received treatment to her left leg, had it taped, and tried to continue the match. But it was hopeless, and after double-faulting to lose the set she retired with a left quad strain.

http://2009.commbanktennis.com/content/data/upimages/2009-bartoli-final.jpg

"It’s a big surprise to finish like that and I’m very sorry for her," said Rezai, who added $200,000 to her bank account. "She looks like she hurt a lot and I hope it is not a big injury.

"It was a good quality. It was a big level. We fight and it was pretty nice for the people watching. We are professionals and try to win the title, and that’s why it was a nice match. Winning here means so many things for myself. I proved to myself I can be at a much better ranking and much better player on the tour, and also prove to so many people, my family, my parents, my coach, that I can do better and better."

Bartoli was obviously bitterly disappointed.

http://2009.commbanktennis.com/content/data/upimages/2009-bartoli-final2.jpg

"I started to feel my leg was pretty tight in the middle of the set," she said. "I started to feel some pain all over my quads and I thought maybe it was the stress and no reason to be serious. But then it hurt me a lot, especially each time I had to push and put some weight onto my left leg it was really getting worse and worse and at the end I couldn’t continue.

"It was a good match and I’m very sad to finish like this. The last thing you want to do is injury yourself in the last match of the season. But what can you do? I was trying my best and perhaps it was just too much."

She will now return home, and will not pick up a racquet for the next three weeks as she allows the injury to heal.

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mckyle.
Nov 8th, 2009, 07:46 AM
Appropriate ending to the season.

ElusiveChanteuse
Nov 8th, 2009, 07:47 AM
What a disgrace, cake.:haha:

Well done Rezai!:D Thoroughly deserve it.:D

Caralenko
Nov 8th, 2009, 07:47 AM
She retired :scratch: How very original of her.

Congrats Aravane :yeah: Too bad it had to happen this way. 650 Points!

Ferg
Nov 8th, 2009, 07:47 AM
Shes still crying. :sad:

Hashim.
Nov 8th, 2009, 07:47 AM
Aravane:woohoo: she saved a sp at 3-5 down..

Marion :hug: it didn't look good:awww:

AnomyBC
Nov 8th, 2009, 07:47 AM
Appropriate ending to the season.

Indeed :lol:

Nikkiri
Nov 8th, 2009, 07:47 AM
Oh no. :unsure:

Congrats Aravane :worship: what a year for her.

M.P
Nov 8th, 2009, 07:48 AM
people let's her alone this time she is crying

ClaudiaZ-S
Nov 8th, 2009, 07:48 AM
So close to n°9

:mad:

Ferg
Nov 8th, 2009, 07:49 AM
What happened? :unsure:

She pulled something in her knee during a defensive point for her, Aravane was pushing her side to side and she landed heavily on it. The commentators showed it.

Sexysova
Nov 8th, 2009, 07:49 AM
:o

SELVEN
Nov 8th, 2009, 07:51 AM
Marion:sad:

FrOzon
Nov 8th, 2009, 07:52 AM
What happened? :unsure:

Hard battle at 5*-6, 15-30 which Rezai ended with a BH winner. Bartoli apparently got her thigh injured during this point and received medical treatment. Wanted to continue, served a DF and then it was over.

AnomyBC
Nov 8th, 2009, 07:52 AM
So Rezai will be Top 25 now I guess? :eek::worship:

Paris75
Nov 8th, 2009, 07:53 AM
Aravane ! What a great title!
I'm a bit sad she couldn't really enjoy this win live, but well, she will enjoy it for sure!

This win is deserved, she has played some great tennis, the point before Marion's got injured was stunning :drool:


She goes n#25, will be seeded at the AO, what a year !! :eek:

She has so much talent, for me, she was underated, and now she proves she can play incredible tennis throughout a whole match and a whole tournament! :lick:

If she keeps playing like this next year, she will challenge the top 20 or top 15 for sure!

Iceland
Nov 8th, 2009, 07:53 AM
For once it didn't look so fake. Marion was tired from the very beginning of the tournament so no doubt her body was injury-prone. Still I hate how negative she is, she barely tried... What a sad ending for a great season but this was so Bartolish...

Congrats Aravane :hearts: Please work on your serve now.

Singleniacki
Nov 8th, 2009, 07:54 AM
:sobbing:

this match meant so much for Marion
if she won it would have been her:

50th win
surpassed $1 mil
been back in the top 10
highest season finish
Have the most singles titles for the season

She would not have retired unless there was no chance of her finishing the match

AnomyBC
Nov 8th, 2009, 07:57 AM
I'm a bit sad she couldn't really enjoy this win live

Don't worry, I think it's still live for the players even when it's not broadcast on TV :)

JackFrost
Nov 8th, 2009, 08:01 AM
Aravane :worship:
Welcome to the Top 25 :eek:

spencercarlos
Nov 8th, 2009, 08:04 AM
Appropriate ending to the season.
Indeed. This tour is a mess.

Wait for the end of the year recap from WTA organizers to say once again that this roadmap was a huge sucess. :rolleyes:

Even Venus and Serena played that final last week while injured :tape:

Kipling
Nov 8th, 2009, 08:10 AM
I'm very happy for Aravane but obviously very sad for Marion. It would have been a great match. Aravane is a great fighter and despite not playing her best she was able to fight and come from a break down to come within a whisker of taking the set before the injury t/o. SHe deserved the title. Now maybe people will see that she has a lot of talent and can go far.

Congrats, Aravane! So proud of you:hearts::inlove:

ZODIAC
Nov 8th, 2009, 08:11 AM
Aravane deserved to win she played tennis from start to finish.

Golovinjured.
Nov 8th, 2009, 08:24 AM
:yeah:

Bosco123
Nov 8th, 2009, 08:27 AM
Aravane deserved to win she played tennis from start to finish.

Yep, while Bartoli played tennis from start to injured. :lol:

Lord Choc Ice
Nov 8th, 2009, 08:34 AM
I look forward to watch Aravane at the ASB Classic next year. This year she made the semis, the final the year before that. Maybe she'll win it next year. After all Lena's not playing, how good can the field be? ;)

Kim's_fan_4ever
Nov 8th, 2009, 08:37 AM
Aravane :worship:

Adal
Nov 8th, 2009, 09:00 AM
Marion :( :unsure:

Well done, Aravane :yeah:

améliemomo
Nov 8th, 2009, 09:19 AM
yes aravane!well deserved title and highest ranking,CONGRATS!:bounce::hearts:

galadriel
Nov 8th, 2009, 09:35 AM
Aravane :bounce:

olivero
Nov 8th, 2009, 09:36 AM
wtf? :tape:
congrats Aravane :yeah:

MaBaker
Nov 8th, 2009, 09:57 AM
Marion..

Slamniacki
Nov 8th, 2009, 10:50 AM
well done Aravane :cool:

gaja kesari
Nov 8th, 2009, 10:58 AM
Bad luck Marion, hope it's not too serious.
Congratulations to Aravane on her second title!

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 8th, 2009, 11:02 AM
Aravane :) :bounce: :D
what a yr end :woohoo:
#25 :hug:

Yasmine
Nov 8th, 2009, 11:03 AM
Fab ending to the season :help::o

Uranium
Nov 8th, 2009, 11:04 AM
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Yarden
Nov 8th, 2009, 11:09 AM
Aravane :woohoo:

what a great week and a great year for her :worship:

Marion :hug: Hope she will be ok for 10' :)

Lord Choc Ice
Nov 8th, 2009, 11:15 AM
Poor Marion in that photo. She looks so sad. :sad:

Julian.
Nov 8th, 2009, 11:25 AM
Poor Marion in that photo. She looks so sad. :sad:

She couldn't stop crying. :sad:
I guess she was extremely disappointed.

BartoliBabes
Nov 8th, 2009, 11:26 AM
this is sooo painful:sad::sad:

ce
Nov 8th, 2009, 11:27 AM
:woohoo:

Julian.
Nov 8th, 2009, 11:32 AM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/81/fullj.cefb2364d12e995d34cca8088d4dd8b5/cefb2364d12e995d34cca8088d4dd8b5-getty-tennis-wta-ina-fra.jpg
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http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20091108/capt.ca8c49000ebe41d6a2f20231f9f68b05.indonesia_ba li_open_tennis_bali104.jpg
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young_gunner913
Nov 8th, 2009, 12:00 PM
aravane looks pretty in the trophy pics. congrats.

marion :spit:

Yasmine
Nov 8th, 2009, 12:10 PM
Very nice pictures :cool:

Ferg
Nov 8th, 2009, 12:11 PM
People laughing at Marion. :rolleyes: She was so upset.

Lord Choc Ice
Nov 8th, 2009, 12:16 PM
People laughing at Marion. :rolleyes: She was so upset.
No-one's really laughing at her. :hug: Some people just think that after all her strategic medical timeouts that it's a bit, I dunno, ironic that she has a real one for once. :shrug:

Golovinjured.
Nov 8th, 2009, 12:21 PM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/8c/fullj.476073eb5a0f8c8649260b0229313d7a/476073eb5a0f8c8649260b0229313d7a-getty-tennis-wta-ina-fra.jpg

:spit:




OMG AUSTRALIA!!!1 THE MATCH JUST FINISHED ON FOXSPORTS 3, JUST THE TROPHY PRESENTATION NOW! :tears:

Golovinjured.
Nov 8th, 2009, 12:25 PM
Poor Marion, she looks so upset. :bigcry:

MARION: Thank you so much, daddy :awww: :rolls:

sammy01
Nov 8th, 2009, 12:29 PM
the perfect way to end a season to forget.

WTA = FAIL

Libertango
Nov 8th, 2009, 12:31 PM
The pics were Aravane is all done up and in trad costume are gorgeous!

Sharapova's_Boy
Nov 8th, 2009, 12:44 PM
Caravane :worship:

Sammm
Nov 8th, 2009, 12:51 PM
I'm a fan, and I wanted her to win, but I think Marion cried wolf a few too many times this season. I think she had retirements in 3 of the tournaments leading into the grand slams :shrug:

lee station
Nov 8th, 2009, 01:03 PM
c'mon, bartoli should lose weight. no joke!

cn ireland
Nov 8th, 2009, 01:30 PM
Not again Marion:(!

Congrats to Rezai:).

AndreConrad
Nov 8th, 2009, 01:58 PM
Aravane congrats :yeah:... rather good season for her
Marion :hug:... not a bad season either. The injury is unfortunate, but considering that it is the end of the season and number of injuries in the YEC it is not unusual.

Dave.
Nov 8th, 2009, 02:46 PM
Devastating end to the season. :sad: This was a terrific season for Marion, an improvement on last year and she finds herself back where she belongs around the top 10 area, but this is a horrible way to end it. She looks so sad there. I just hope she will come back and start the new year like she started this one. :armed:

Congratulations to Aravane. Not one of my favourites or anything but I like seeing her do well and she's great to watch when she's on. Well deserved win for her beating MJMS in the semis aswell. :yeah: She looks so pretty in those pics too!

juki
Nov 8th, 2009, 02:51 PM
Aravane :worship:

SAISAI-GOAT
Nov 8th, 2009, 03:21 PM
Aravene :worship:
glad it was you that got easy 600 points at Bali MM instead of Stosur or Wick :dance:

MH0861
Nov 8th, 2009, 03:40 PM
That's what happens when you fake so many injuries through the years and take so many fake timeouts :p

Aravane :D

danieln1
Nov 8th, 2009, 03:42 PM
Poor marion, unlucky with injuries...

RenaSlam.
Nov 8th, 2009, 04:05 PM
Wow, Congrats to Rezai! So unexpected.

Vanity Bonfire
Nov 8th, 2009, 05:05 PM
:woohoo: for Aravane

drake3781
Nov 8th, 2009, 05:17 PM
Great season ending for Aravane!

Get better soon, Marion.

Trophy is weird, saying "Champion" in huge black letters. And Marion got some kind of little yellow book? :p

MH0861
Nov 8th, 2009, 05:23 PM
^ It's a diary to keep track of her retirements :D

I think she needs a bigger book :sobbing:

Craig.
Nov 8th, 2009, 05:42 PM
What a surprise.

HRHoliviasmith
Nov 8th, 2009, 05:46 PM
poor marion :awww: but :lol::haha: @ the same time. :hug:

that rezai chick is pretty. she has a beautiful smile.

Julian.
Nov 8th, 2009, 06:00 PM
http://2009.commbanktennis.com/2009-gallery/gal/2009_Final_8_Nov_-_Bartoli_vs_Rezai/_MG_9508_big_small.JPG

Kipling
Nov 8th, 2009, 06:13 PM
that rezai chick is pretty. she has a beautiful smile.

She is, and she does.

http://2009.commbanktennis.com/2009-gallery/gal/2009_Final_8_Nov_-_Bartoli_vs_Rezai/_MG_9508_big_small.JPG

Beautiful Persian Princess. :inlove:

Leo_DFP
Nov 8th, 2009, 06:21 PM
:lol: YES. This is such a good result for tennis. Aravane is a lovely girl and a lovely player when she is on form.

Leo_DFP
Nov 8th, 2009, 06:22 PM
Poor marion, unlucky with injuries...

It's not bad luck.

WhatTheDeuce
Nov 8th, 2009, 06:30 PM
Can't believe she's gonna be Top 25 now :inlove:

Allez!!!! Congrats sweetie, great way to end the year! :hearts: :D :yeah:

Jane Lane
Nov 8th, 2009, 06:38 PM
Yay Aravane!
:worship:

edit: looking back, that koala? is almost as big as she is :lol:

Havok
Nov 8th, 2009, 06:41 PM
:hug: for Cake.

:banana: for Caravane!

Acinolbaj
Nov 8th, 2009, 06:43 PM
Aravane :hearts:

CrossCourt~Rally
Nov 8th, 2009, 06:48 PM
Congrats Aravane :yeah: . Now she can buy a really nice van for her 2010 trip from Paris to Australia :drive: :lol::lol:

HRHoliviasmith
Nov 8th, 2009, 06:56 PM
Congrats Aravane :yeah: . How she can buy a really nice van for her 2010 trip from Paris to Australia :drive: :lol::lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Deck
Nov 8th, 2009, 07:30 PM
haha what a coincidence that this ended by a ret.

shows how much sense this tourney makes...

congrats to Aravane nonetheless

Juju Nostalgique
Nov 8th, 2009, 07:40 PM
Allez Vanne!!! :yeah: :bowdown:

Lulu.
Nov 8th, 2009, 09:43 PM
Congrats Aravane. :yeah:

Tough luck Marion. :hug:

Foals.
Nov 8th, 2009, 10:21 PM
Marion looks distraught, :sobbing: shame for her to end a productive last few months this way :( Get better for 2010. Congrats to Rezai though, obviously looks like she was playing well to fight back and forge ahead before the injury.
That humungous koala is hideous! :tape: :lol:

ZODIAC
Nov 9th, 2009, 03:28 AM
marion and dr bartoli are very shady so i will never feel sorry for her