Mauresmo, Bartoli fall in Stuttgart opener


Marion Bartoli and Amelie Mauresmo, the two highest-ranked French players, both lost in the opening round of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart.

Former world number one Amelie Mauresmo simply can’t put an end to the disappointing results; her nightmare has continued with the first round loss to unseeded Elena Dementieva. The Frenchwoman, who has slumped to 12th in the world rankings after an injury-hit season, lost 6-2 7-5 in less than an hour.

Earlier in the day, Wimbledon runner-up Marion Bartoli was beaten by Polish teenager Agnieszka Radwanska 0-6, 6-2, 6-1. What happened to Bartoli?! After serving a bagel in the first set, she won only three games! And to make the matters worse, it was on her 23rd birthday. I would like to see some consistency in Bartoli’s career, I mean, she proved she has potential.


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