Marion Bartoli beats Voskoboeva at the Japam Women’s Open Open in Osaka
Marion Bartoli defeated Galina Voskoboeva 6-3, 7-5, to reach the second round of the Japan women’s Open in Osaka.
Bartoli battled back from 2-5 down in the second set, reeling off five consecutive games to claim he victory.
The Frenchwoman will now play against Kurumi Nara, who scored a 7-6 4-6 6-2 win over Chanelle Scheepers.
This win is important for Bartoli because she is competing for the eighth and final spot at the Sony Ericson Championships in Doha.
Jelena Jankovic, Vera Zvonareva, Flavia Pennetta, and Agnieszka Radwanska are also fighting for that spot.