Bartoli, the runner-up this year at Wimbledon, was one of three seeded players to lose Tuesday but her 6-1, 7-5 defeat at the hands of King was the biggest surprise.
Fifth-seeded Alla Kudryavtseva was ousted by Tatiana Poutchek, 6-3, 6-3, and No. 9 seeded Yaroslava Shvedova dropped a 7-6 (8-7), 6-7 (8-10), 6-1 decision to Tzipora Obziler.
The winner of Sunday's Sunfeast open title match will collect $25,855.
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