Marion Bartoli Advances In 2nd Round Of 2012 AEGON International; Reflects On Wimbledon

Marion Bartoli

When the players hit the grass courts on the WTA, former Wimbledon finalist Marion Bartoli gets a smile on her face. She really loves the surface. She advanced in the 2nd round of the 2012 AEGON International (Eastbourne) with a 6-2 6-2 win over Aleksandra Wozniak. She also sat down to talk about her love of grass court tennis. I agree that clay court tennis emphasizes physical endurance. However, the idea that skill and talent is more apparent on grass courts…maybe. I actually think hard courts are more of an equalizer and gives more players a chance to display shotmaking. Perhaps this more apparent for the men on the ATP, but I think sometimes the speed of a grass court can sometimes allow a big server having a great day to upset a more overall talented player. Also, unlike hard courts, grass courts can have dead spots and uneven bounces. Nonetheless, I also love grass court tennis and would be thrilled to see Marion advance deep into the Wimbledon draw (so long as it doesn’t come at the expense of Kim Clijsters!) 🙂

Singles – Second Round
(4) Marion Bartoli (FRA) d. Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) 62 62
(5) Angelique Kerber (GER) d. Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) 63 62
(7) Lucie Safarova (CZE) d. (WC) Heather Watson (GBR) 76(5) 61
Tamira Paszek (AUT) d. (8) Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 64 36 61
Klara Zakopalova (CZE) d. (9) Petra Cetkovska (CZE) 61 16 62
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d. Christina McHale (USA) 75 36 64
Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) d. (Q) Stéphanie Dubois (CAN) 60 46 64
Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) d. (Q) Laura Robson (GBR) 64 75

MARION BARTOLI

HEATHER WATSON

LAURA ROBSON

LUCIE SAFAROVA

EKATERINA MAKAROVA

ANGELIQUE KERBER

KLARA ZAKOPALOVA

DANIELA HANTUCHOVA

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