Marion Bartoli vs Samantha Stosur Preview - AEGON International 2011

Marion Bartoli. (credit:
Marion Bartoli and Sam Stosur have met three times in the past. The Aussie has taken two of those matches but she could be in trouble tomorrow.

Marion Bartoli, a semifinalist from the 2011 French Open, and Sam Stosur, a player who went out in the third round of the same event, will meet for the fourth time in their careers on Friday as the two top ten players are scheduled to face one another in the semifinals of the WTA Eastbourne tournament (2011 AEGON International).

Stosur enters the match as the favorite, partly because she leads Bartoli on head-to-heads in their careers. The two players have met three times before with the Aussie taking down two of those matches although they have yet to meet on the grass court surface.

Their last match came from Stuttgart on clay with Stosur clearly outplaying the French player 6-2, 6-1. That match did take place at a time when Stosur was playing her best tennis as a little while after the Stuttgart event the Australian made her run to the 2010 French Open final.

Both players are into the semifinals following upset victories as Stosur eliminated Vera Zvonereva in a tough three set match in Eastbourne. Bartoli was leading Victoria Azarenka in their quarterfinal match before the Belarussian retired from the contest.

Bartoli could be under-rated heading into this contest as her recent run to the Roland Garros semifinals implies that she is playing at a very high level of tennis right now. She's been among the best players for years now but, like most players, her form goes through peaks and valleys.

Their match is scheduled second on Centre Court in Eastbourne on Firday with scheduling information provided below.

CENTRE COURT start 11:30am (UK time)

[5] Petra Kvitova (CZE) vs Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) - WTA
[7] Sam Stosur (AUS) vs [6] Marion Bartoli (FRA) - WTA

All Tennis News

Recent Tennis Articles

  • Rafael Nadal says he is fit for the Australian Open 2015

    Rafael Nadal has declared himself fit for the 2015 Australian Open....

  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in race to be fit for the Australian Open 2015

    Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is in a race to be fit for the 2015 Australian Open after he pulled out of the Hopman Cup with an arm injury....

  • Gael Monfils, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga pull out of Mubadala World Tennis Championship

    Gael Monfils and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga have both been forced to withdraw from the upcoming six-man Mubadala World Tennis Championships due to injury....

  • Andy Murray confident of improving in 2015

    Andy Murray is confident he can improve in 2015....

  • Roger Federer eyes Grand Slam success in 2015

    Looking ahead to the 2015 tennis season, Roger Federer has said wants to become the oldest man to win a Grand Slam title in over 40 years....

  • Can Maria Sharapova take world No. 1 ranking again next year?

    Could Maria Sharapova chase down the World No. 1 spot with a strong start to 2015 in Australia? Here's our look back at her 2014 and a look ahead to the start of the new season for the World No. 2. ...

  • Australian Open 2015 - Can Serena Williams claim a sixth Melbourne title?

    After cruising to the US Open title after a frustrating year at the Slams in 2014, is the scene set for Serena Williams to take Melbourne by storm again at the start of 2015? ...

  • ATP Argentina Open 2015 - Rafael Nadal confirmed for Buenos Aires event

    Rafael Nadal has been confirmed for the ATP Argentina Open 2015....

  • Can Andy Murray win the Australian Open 2015?

    After a year trying to regain his form after back surgery, Andy Murray needs to start 2015 with a clean sheet, as he bids to stay a part of the Big Four and get back to winning Slams....

More Stories

Recent Articles

  • F1 news - Daniel Ricciardo looking forward to being Red Bull's leading driver next season

    Daniel Ricciardo is excited by the prospect of being Red Bull's leading driver in 2015....

  • Can Simona Halep win her first Grand Slam at the Australian Open?

    Simona Halep reached her first Grand Slam final in 2014, but can the world No. 3 take that next step when the new season begins?...

  • Milwaukee Bucks @ Los Angeles Clippers - Live Stream, Start Time and NBA Match Preview

    Los Angeles Clippers vs. Milwaukee Bucks takes place tonight in the NBA....

  • Man Utd boss fuming over Valdes Valdes transfer speculation

    Louis van Gaal has blasted reporters following questions about a possible deal for Victor Valdes....

  • Yaya Sanogo to leave Arsenal FC in January

    Yaya Sanogo will reportedly leave Arsenal on loan during the January transfer window....

  • Simon Mignolet will NOT return for Liverpool against Arsenal

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that he has no plans to recall Simon Mignolet....

  • Angel Di Maria could return for Man Utd this afternoon

    Angel Di Maria could return from injury for Manchester United's trip to Aston Villa this afternoon....

  • bet365 free bet - claim a £50 free bet on Liverpool FC vs. Arsenal FC this weekend

    Bookmaker bet365 are offering all customers a free £50 in-play bet on Sunday's Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal....

  • Man Utd make Michael Carrick new vice-captain

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has made Michael Carrick his new vice-captain....

More Stories

Latest News

Share this with your friends

Your comments:

Marion Bartoli vs Samantha Stosur Preview - AEGON International 2011

Marion Bartoli and Sam Stosur have met three times in the past. The Aussie has taken two of those matches but she could be in trouble tomorrow.

Read more »

Log In or Sign up

Facebook User?

You can use your facebook account to sign up with Live streaming sport.

Connect with facebook
Remember me.
Did you forget your password?