Vera Zvonareva eases past Marion Bartoli to reach Australian Open semifinals

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The quarterfinal clash between Vera Zvonareva and Marion Batoli was much shorter than expected, as the Russian seventh seed eased past the No.16 seed from France 6-3 6-0.

This match can easily be summed up: Bartoli established a 3-1, and after that Zvonareva won all the following games. Spectacular Bartoli sent home top seed and world No.1 Jelena Jankovic in the previous round, but was a huge disappointment against Zvonareva.

Zvonareva has now reached her first semifinal of a Grand Slam and to make things even better, she hasn’t lost a set at the 2009 Australian Open yet, while as much as four sets she has won 6-0.

Zvonareva will next face the winner of the Dinara Safina vs. Jelena Dokic match.


  1. well done vera!
    i feel sorry for the players who have retired. almost as though, its my fault. i mean, its not that hot, really for australia. but i suppose, if i wear from eastern europe, i wouldnt be playing to fantasticly either. i’ve never witnessed tempurtures under 15degrees. how sad 🙁

  2. totally ignore that comment.
    i mean to say, if i was playing in eastern europe, because im from australia, i couldnt handle the coldness. just like marion, and victoria, they are from cold nations, they couldnt handle the heat.

    does it make sense now?

  3. Haha, Jacob 🙂 It makes sense. But you must have noticed, not all the players have been affected in the same way. Plus, I’m from Eastern Europe and we have very hot summers too, like too hot at times, just that it’s not that humid here.


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