Bartoli tops Marino to reach quarters at Stanford
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- France's Marion Bartoli reached her seventh quarterfinal of the year, beating Rebecca Marino of Canada 6-4, 6-3 Wednesday at the Bank of the West Classic.
The ninth-ranked Bartoli, who won this event two years ago, has won 18 of her last 21 matches.
Marino, ranked 40th, beat Bartoli at Quebec City last year -- her only win over a top-20 player.
In other matches, eighth-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia beat American Christina McHale 6-4, 2-6, 6-3, and fifth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland topped Chinese Taipei's Kai-Chen Chang 6-4, 3-6, 6-0.
The 20th-ranked Cibulkova reached her seventh quarterfinal of the year and will meet the winner of Thursday's match between top-seeded and defending champion Victoria Azarenka and qualifier Marina Erakovic.