View Full Version : Doha R3: Bartoli def, Pironkova 6-3, 6-3

Feb 16th, 2012, 07:04 PM
Good match

tsveti started out well but once marion got going the result was nid

good chance for marion to make a 2nd straight final

Feb 16th, 2012, 07:06 PM

Feb 16th, 2012, 07:06 PM
Marion :cheer: Solid win :)

Safarova next. No Lisicki, Kerber, Wozniacki or Sveta in the way :p:oh:

Feb 16th, 2012, 07:06 PM
Tsveti started to play well at the end...it was too late...and Bartoli has her number

Feb 16th, 2012, 07:07 PM
Congrats Marion.

Tsveti :hug: She play nice match anyway with really somes goods shots. Good luck for the next babe :)

Feb 16th, 2012, 07:08 PM
Nothing to be ashamed of. Tsveti played well in defense and her serve was incredibly solid in the first couple of games, but Bartoli was just better in every aspect of the game today. Still a nice week for Tsvetana, who finally managed to score 2 consecutive wins!

Feb 16th, 2012, 07:09 PM
really nice match. Marion is fitter than ever, I thoght she will be completely dead after Paris.

Tsveti is playing not bad. I saw her in Eilat in fed cup and she was in good form.

Feb 16th, 2012, 07:11 PM
WD Bahtohlee:bounce:

Feb 16th, 2012, 07:27 PM
Strong from Marion, good luck with Safarova.:D

Feb 16th, 2012, 08:10 PM
not bad pironkova. you're improving - its evident, so i'm happy

Feb 16th, 2012, 08:43 PM
Well, Tsvetana was absolutely mediocre in this match. She tried to slice the ball all the time and the ball keep on jumping high enough for Bartoli, I don't get it why she was avoiding it. She, as well, kept on just bashing the ball. Her serve speed was good, but it's direction was quite predictable. I'm quite disappointed at her.

Bartoli did a great job though. She served well and actually constructed the points.
I'm not quite sure if she hits the ball much harder than Tsvetana (Tsvetana looked like just pushing the ball back almost all the time) as Caro said a month ago that Tsvetana was "hammering the ball and thus it was hard playing against her".

Kudos to Tsvetana for raising the level of play at the end of the first and the second set, but it was already over, she needed to show that game during the match to have the slightest chance.

Feb 16th, 2012, 08:48 PM
Marion :yeah:

Miracle Worker
Feb 16th, 2012, 09:18 PM
Marion deserved to win this :)

I hope she will play in SF match of the year against Monica :oh:

Sombrerero loco
Feb 16th, 2012, 09:28 PM
piron :hug:

Feb 16th, 2012, 09:30 PM
Good win Marion. :)

Feb 17th, 2012, 02:30 AM
Solid :)
Although she did looks a bit fatigued during the match, hope it's nothing serious :)

Feb 17th, 2012, 04:48 AM
Maid Marion :hearts:

Lord Choc Ice
Feb 17th, 2012, 07:23 AM
The greater evil won :sad:.