Tennis: Bartoli tops Kuznetsova to reach French Open semis

AP, Tuesday 31 May 2011

Marion Bartoli beat two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-6 (4), 6-4 Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the French Open

Marion Bartoli

Bartoli will next face defending champion Francesca Schiavone, who rallied to beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 1-6, 7-5, 7-5.

The 11th-seeded Frenchwoman overcame a 3-1 deficit in the tiebreaker to take a first set in which Kuznetsova had five double-faults and both players combined to drop serve six times.
The victory was the 400th of the 26-year-old Bartoli's career.

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