Top seed Marion Bartoli had a tough time of it, but she defeated Vania King 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 today in Carlsbad. Bartoli was up a set and 3-0, and held a point to go up 4-0, when King took over and won 11 of the next 15 games. The opponents played for over 3 hours and 10 minutes and Bartoli double-faulted 18 times. The Frenchwoman's next opponent will be Christina McHale.
It's been raining at the Swedish Open, so play was suspended for most of the day today. Mona Barthel, who has had a surprisingly poor season, has advanced to the third round, so perhaps things are picking up for her.