Last week runner-up at Home tournament, Marion Bartoli is once again looking good with her performance, as she takes on Lucie Safarova to book her spot in the semifinals of the 2012 Doha Open.
World No.7, Marion Bartoli will be squaring off in her quarterfinals match against the Czech world No.28, Lucie Safarova in the 2012 Qatar Total Open on Friday, February 17, 2012 at 14:00 GMT, in the WTA-tournament which is being held at Doha, Qatar.
Both the players will be meeting for the sixth time in their career, as the top seeded Bartoli is leading the contest with 4-1 against the Czech, Safarova.
However, the previous encounter between both the players was in the 2011 Eastbourne Open, as Bartoli has knocked out Safarova in three set encounter with a score line of 6-3 3-6 7-6(7).
Bartoli made her debut at Sydney to reach the final four of the tournament and then went on to reach the third round of the Australian Open and then in last week’s Paris open, she has defeated in the finals against Kerber. However, France top seeded is looking good in Doha, as she dispatched the Tsvetana Pironkova in straight sets with a score line of 6-3 6-3.
Czech second seed, Lucie Safarova has stunned the seeded players in the tournament with Caroline Wozniacki in the second round and yesterday against) Svetlana Kuznetsova in straight sets with 7-6(6) 6-3.
As per the predictions, it would be tipple quarterfinals encounter between both the players, as Bartoli will be advancing into final four.