Mauresmo,Bartoli in semifinals at Brisbane

brisbane-bartoliatgMarion Bartoli became the latest to continue the French resistance at the Brisbane International on Thursday night by booking a semifinal berth with a 6-3 6-3 thumping of Italian Tathiana Garbin.

World No.17 Bartoli took 79 minutes to win the quarterfinal and set up an all-French semifinal on Friday against veteran Amelie Mauresmo.

brisbane-maurismoaaiMauresmo, currently ranked 24 after a string of injuries, scored her first victory over a top-10 player in two years when she upset top seed Ana Ivanovic in straight sets yesterday 6-3 6-2.

The winner will meet either second seed Victoria Azarenka or Sara Errani who play each other in the other semifinal in the first match at Pat Rafter Arena today.

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