France’s Marion Bartoli was no match for in-form Caroline Wozniacki in the Qatar Ladies Open semifinals and the top-ranked Dane will now be looking for her second straight title, after her victory over Svetlana Kuznetsova last week in Dubai.
Bartoli may had defeated Wozniacki in their previous two meetings, once in Cincinnati in 2010 and once in Stuttgart in 2009, but her resistance today was very poor. The world No.18 won 11% of points on first serve, and it was only after Wozniacki raced to a 4-0 lead that Bartoli managed to win a game of her own. But that was pretty much it, until the third game of the second set, when Bartoli held her serve for the first time and won her second and her final game of the match. Therefore, the score is 6-1 6-1.
Wozniacki is now 4-2 against Bartoli. Her opponent in the final will be either No.2 seed Vera Zvonareva or No.5 seed Jelena Jankovic. (photo: Johan Rivera)