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Bartoli cruises into final

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Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:55

The Frenchwoman took 85 minutes to see off the challenge of the 39-year-old Date Krumm – the oldest woman on the WTA Tour – and set-up a meeting with compatriot Aravane Rezai.

Bartoli breezed through the first set and it was much the same in the second as she raced into a 5-0 lead and though Date Krumm staged a minor fightback to make it 5-3, Bartoli saved two break points in the ninth game before closing out the match.

It is Bartoli’s fourth final appearance of the season as she looks to add to the titles she won in Monterrey and Stanford earlier this year.

Rezai, meanwhile, progressed with an equally comfortable victory as she defeated Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez of Spain 6-2 6-3.

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