Bartoli wins in day of tennis upsets

June 18, 2008 at 4:23 PM
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EASTBOURNE, England, June 18 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Marion Bartoli won but the No. 1 and No. 3-seeded players lost Wednesday at the $600,000 International Women's Open tennis tournament in England.

Bartoli, who had lost her four previous matches, routed Sybille Bammer, 6-3, 6-0, on a day in which top-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova and third-seeded Vera Zvonareva lost meekly in straight sets.

Kuznetsova was defeated by Caroline Wozniacki, 6-2, 6-2, and qualifier Ekaterina Makarova was a 6-3, 6-3 winner over Zvonareva. Amelie Mauresmo, last year's tournament runner-up, was leading 2-1 in the first set when she retired with a left thigh injury, giving Samantha Stosur a walkover.

Fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska was tied 3-6, 6-3 with Virginie Razzano when the match was suspended because of darkness.

Also Wednesday, Gisela Dulko beat Olga Govortsova, 6-1, 6-7 (3-7), 6-2, and Alisa Kleybanova stopped Aravane Rezai, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3.

On Thursday, Bartoli is to play Kleybanova, No. 8-seeded Nadia Petrova goes against Makarova, Wozniacki faces Stosur and Dulko is to meet the Radwanska-Razzano winner.

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