Bali 2010: Marion Bartoli beats Magdalena Rybarikova in opening match
Marion Bartoli defeated Magdalena Rybarikova 6-4 6-4 in round robin play at the Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions in Bali.
After taking the first set Bartoli needed patience in the second, failing to convert three break points in the opening game before breaking at 4-4 on her sixth break point of the set.
“I’m really happy to win in two sets and I was quite happy with the level of the game,” Bartoli said. “The conditions were pretty difficult because the court is very fast and it’s not easy to get used to it.
“There is only the one court and we are 12 players so you can’t get a lot of time to practise on it. And it’s the end of the year and everyone is tired so it’s not easy.”