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Indian Wells: Bartoli and Wickmayer to Meet in Semi-finals

Posted by gauloises1 on March 17, 2011

And yes, catty people, I would buy a ticket for that match.

OK, maybe I wouldn’t. But that’s mainly because Bartoli’s match with Ivanovic was so dreadful. Marion was clearly having some serious physical issues to the extent that she looked about to die between points, and although she played well, particularly in the first set, it would only have taken a small amount of fortitude from Ivanovic on her serve to take it to a third set, which would have put paid to Marion’s challenge. So a bit of an UFE-fest, all told. But it’s still an encouraging tournament for Ivanovic, who’s so nearly put herself back together, and as for Marion – it’s her third Premier semi-final in different events, and I say allez to that.

A bit of revenge and a first Indian Wells semi-final for Wicky, who beat Peer 63 63. I didn’t see the match – did anyone? – but no doubt Wickmayer’s shorter fourth round match served her well against Peer, who had to battle for hours. I like her chances against Bartoli.

3 Responses to “Indian Wells: Bartoli and Wickmayer to Meet in Semi-finals”

  1. Christina said

    I would buy a ticket for that match, so step off, haters.

  2. AmyLu said

    I actually really enjoy watching Bartoli play. When she’s “on,” I think her game is fun, quirks and all. Yesterday, however, she was not really on. That match was painful, painful, painful. I was ready to shake Bartoi for refusing to go down the line — she kept pinning Ivanovic deep in her BH corner, with the whole line open, and she’d just keep going to the BH. I understand wanting to pick on the weaker wing, but she can hit DTL well and it burned her on more than one occasion. I’m just glad she won in the end. 🙂

  3. Fog Mountain said

    I saw the Wickmayer/Peer match. Peer is at an inherent disadvantage against players as tall and powerful as Wickmayer. She can beat them with her determination and consistency when she’s at her best, but she wasn’t at her best this time. She missed too many first serves, didn’t return that well, and her coach told her she was a bit slow getting to the second shot after returning Wickmayer’s serve. Wickmayer was playing very well, taking control early with big serves, huge shots and acute angles, and making few mistakes.

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