Venus Williams beats Marion Bartoli to reach Miami finals

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Venus WilliamsThree-time Sony Ericsson Open champion Venus Williams defeated Marion Bartoli 6-3 6-4 to advance to the finals of her neighborhood tournament.

Seed No.13 Bartoli had made notable results in Miami by losing only three games to top seed Svetlana Kuznetsova in the fourth round and knocking out Yanina Wickmayer in straight sets in the quarterfinals, before falling to seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams. The Frenchwoman now has to find satisfaction in reaching her first semifinal in Miami and making her best result of this season.

The world No.5 Williams, seeded third in Miami, has extended her winning streak to 16 matches and is just one win away from claiming her third title in a row (after Dubai and Acapulco). In the final the American will face the winner of the high-profile semifinal between Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters. (photo: Emmett Anderson)

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5 COMMENTS

  1. MARIJA!!! CONGRATSS…3 YEARS WHOOOAA! What a success! It’s all thanks to your persistency and will! I hope you have many more years of success with this blog!

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    Boy was I wrong about Venus! That girl is out there to win! She deserves the finals! I wish her all the luck between Henin or Clijsters!

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