Bartoli beats Stosur to make Eastbourne final
EASTBOURNE, England (AP) — Marion Bartoli of France advanced to the final at Eastbourne with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over the seventh-seeded Australian Samantha Stosur.
Bartoli will meet Czech Petra Kvitova in the final after Kvitova won the other semifinal Saturday when Daniela Hantuchova retired with an abdominal injury trailing 7-6 (9) 4-2.
Bartoli was playing her fifth straight Eastbourne semifinal but had never progressed to the final.
Both players struggled with a blustery wind in a match that had been postponed on Friday because of rain.