TENNIS Live

Nationality Player Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
FranceM Bartoli76---
Russian FederationS Kuznetsova64---

Live Comments

  1. 6-4 - GAME, SET AND MATCH BARTOLI! The French women is through to the last four with a 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 victory. That was a wonderful finish from the home hope, who will take on defending champion Francesca Schiavone in the semi-finals. Kuznetsova trots off stage with an air of disappointment.

  2. 5-4 - A really important hold for Kuznetsova. Pushed to deuce, but gets over the winning line in that game. Can't say with any certainty that this match is over, especially in this wind. Bartoli to serve for the match for a second time.

  3. 5-3 - BREAK TO KUZNETSOVA! Bartoli made to wait for her chance as she fails to hold serve in the game she needs for her place in the last four. Kuznetsova trying desperately to dig herself out of a hole. She has not been the same player since the tie-break, but she breaks there when it was needed.

  4. 5-2 - BREAK TO BARTOLI! The French woman has the double break! She is one game away from the last four after Kuznetsova knocks a big forehand long at advantage down. She is in a spot of bother now as the Mexican wave goes on around the court.

  5. 4-2 - Barolti swiping that tennis racket around with practice swings like a golfer. She is certainly the more bouyant player. Kuznetsoza not happy with how her day is unravelling.

  6. 3-2 - Kuznetsova holds in the fifth game of the second set. For once, not under too much strain in doing so. On we go with Bartoli still that crucial one break up.

  7. 3-1 - Bartoli fends off the danger in that game to open up a 3-1 lead in the second set. Great hold from Bartoli, who is halfway to the set she needs to reach the last four.

  8. 2-1 - A hold for Kuznetsova. Was badly needed. Two aces and six double faults from the Russian in this match tells you enough about the inconsistent nature of her day so far.

  9. 2-0 - Bartoli keeps the pressure on the Russian player by snaring the second game of the set. The French woman benefiting from an increased percentage of first serves hitting the mark.

  10. 1-0 - BARTOLI BREAKS! Not exactly a huge shock the way this match is going, but the French woman has made a solid start in the second set. She breaks for a 1-0 lead in the second set.

  11. 7-6 - Bartoli grinds out a tough opening set as she wins the breaker 7-4. Nothing between these two women, but the animated Bartoli is suddenly a set to the good and screaming in delight. Can Kuznetsova hit back? The winner of this match will face defending champion Schiavone.

  12. 6-6 - There are a few ways to reach a tie-break situation. This is one of the less well known ones. The first set has benn scattered with breaks of serve, but we somehow stagger into the breaker after Kuznetsova holds serve.

  13. 6-5 - Bartoli holds at a key moment, which is like money in the bank at this stage of the match. Bartoli punching her fists in delight and bouncing around. She leads 6-5. Kuznetsova must hold to force the breaker in this opening set.

  14. 5-5 - A large degree of frustration is beginning to creep into Bartoli's game as 5-4 quickly becomes 5-5. All to play for now as Kuznetsova levels having looked doomed a couple of games ago.

  15. 5-4 - BREAK TO KUZNETSOVA! Breaks becoming almost commonplace in this match. Bartoli can't see out her service game for the match and the Russian woman is back to within one game. Could need a tie-break to decide this set.

  16. 5-3 - BREAK TO BARTOLI! Not a full house out there for his one, but they seem to be enjoying the antics of Bartoli as she breaks for a 5-3 lead in this set. One more game for the set. She will serve for it.

  17. 4-3 - BREAK TO KUZNETSOVA! The Russian not going away without a fight in this set. Bartoli had a point for a 5-2 lead, but she again fails to cement the break in closing to 4-3 behind.

  18. 4-2 - BREAK TO BARTOLI! Bartoli pushes on again as she breaks the serve of the Russian player for a second time in the match. Bartoli is a bundle of enthusiasm out there. Can she cement the break this time?

  19. 3-2 - Bartoli stops the rot at two games to hold serve for a 3-2 lead. Moving well out there. Played one shot that was delightful in racing to the net to tease a winner down the line after Kuznetsova missed a volley across court. She leads by the odd game in five.

  20. 2-2 - Kuznetsova dragged back to 40-40, but she steadies the ship to level at 2-2. We are level in this match and on serve. Nothing much between these two players.

  21. 2-1 - BREAK TO KUZNETSOVA! Ideal response from the Russian as she begins to open her shoulders to let the shots flow. She claims the third game of the day to love to reduce her arrears to 2-1. We are back on serve in this set.

  22. 2-0 - BREAK TO BARTOLI! Bartoli has made a flying start to this match. Needing little or no invitation to take advantage of any weaknesses in the Kuznetsova game. Kuznetsova had a chance to level at 1-1, but she fails to take it. A 2-0 lead for the 13th seed.

  23. 1-0 - Bartoli holds serve in the opening game of the match. She holds to love which is even better news for the home fans watching the action in this one.

  24. 0-0 - We are ready to go in this one. Bartoli to serve in the opening game of the match.

Svetlana Kuznetsova

Nationality RUS
Date of Birth 27/06/1985
Height 1.74 m
Weight 73 kg

Marion Bartoli

Nationality FRA
Date of Birth 02/10/1984
Height 1.7 m
Weight 63 kg

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