Tennis: Marion Bartoli remains focussed on Istanbul

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The number one French Marion Bartoli has stayed the course in Istanbul, which will take place next week’s Masters female in qualifying  to the quarterfinals of the WTA tournament in Moscow on Thursday.

To be part of the eight players who will compete for the ultimate trophy of the season in Turkey, Marion Bartoli should be imposed in the trial in Moscow and she reached a step further by dominating the Russian 6-1 6-1 Ksenia Pervak on  Thursday.

For a place in the semi-finals,the French will face  with another Russian player Elena Vesnina on Friday.

Results (number of seeded above the name):

3-Marion Bartoli (Fra) bt Ksenia Pervak ​​(Rus) 6-1 6-1

8-Dominika Cibulkova (SLQ) beat Klara Zakopalova (Tch) 7-6 (5) 6-2

Elena Vesnina (Rus) beat Ekaterina Ivanova (Rus) 6-3 6-4

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