Friday, October 19, 2007

Schiavone and Golovin get an easy cruise into the Zurich semifinals

Svetlana Kuznetsova retired from her quarterfinal match, which Francesca Schiavone was leading, 6-3, 3-3 today beause of a right shoulder strain.

Later, Marion Bartoli retired from quarterfinal against her "more French" opponent, Tatiana Golovin, when Bartoli was leading 5-4 in the first set. Bartoli had just broken Golovin at love and was about to serve for the first set, in fact, when she retired with a left knee injury. Bartoli has a history of frequent match retirements, and things have been better lately, but here we go again.

The retirement pretty much ruins any chance Bartoli had of getting into the Sony Ericsson Year-End Championships.

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