WTA Tour

Bartoli knocks out Scheepers

2013-03-09 09:26
Marion Bartoli (File)

Indian Wells - France's world No 11 Marion Bartoli booked a third-round berth at Indian Wells on Friday and revealed she prepared under the guidance of new coaches Jana Novotna and Iwona Kuczynska.

"The decision was made after the tournament in Dubai," said Bartoli, after beating South Africa's Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) 6-3, 6-3 in the second round on Friday.

In Dubai, Bartoli said she was seeking guidance from former French great Amelie Mauresmo but would still need to find a regular coach after splitting with her father Walter, who had coached her since introducing her to the game when she was six.

Bartoli said on Friday that she had only been working with Novotna, a former Wimbledon champion, and Poland's Kuczynska for four days, and that so far she thought the two provided a perfect balance.

"Jana of course knows tennis very well. She knows what it is mentally to be on the court," she said, adding that Kuczynska was more focused on training and technique.

Bartoli said she would still take advantage of the advice available from French Fed Cup captain Mauresmo, who has worked with France's Michael Llodra and women's World No 1 Victoria Azarenka.

Novotna, 44, won Wimbledon in 1998 and a 1996 Olympic singles bronze medal.

The Czech also knows just how cruel the game can be, famously sobbing on the Duchess of Kent's shoulder in 1993 after squandering a commanding third-set lead nefore losing the Wimbledon final to Steffi Graf.

Novotna rose as high as No 2 in the world and won 24 singles titles in a 12-year WTA career.

Results on Friday from the third day of the ATP Masters and WTA BNP Paribas Open (x denotes seeded player):

Men

First round


Matthew Ebden (AUS) bt Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
Marinko Matosevic (AUS) bt Tommy Robredo (ESP) 7-5, 6-2
Philipp Petzschner (GER) bt Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) 6-4, 6-4
Pablo Andujar (ESP) bt Steve Johnson (USA) 2-6, 6-1, 6-4
Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) bt Tatsuma Ito (JPN) 6-2, 6-1
Albert Ramos (ESP) bt Horacio Zeballos (ARG) 6-3, 6-3
Carlos Berlocq (ARG) bt Santiago Giraldo (COL) 6-0, 2-6, 7-5
Ivo Karlovic (CRO) bt Jack Sock (USA) 3-6, 7-6 (10/8), 6-2
James Blake (USA) bt Robin Haase (NED) 6-3, 6-4
Bjorn Phau (GER) bt Alejandro Falla (COL) 7-6 (7/1), 6-2
Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) bt Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) 7-6 (7/1), 6-2
Fabio Fognini (ITA) bt Aljaz Bedene (SLO) 6-4, 6-3
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) bt Lukas Lacko (SVK) 6-1, 6-4
Michael Llodra (FRA) bt Daniel Munoz de la Nava (ESP) 7-5, 6-3
Bobby Reynolds (USA) bt Benjamin Becker (GER) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
Lu Yen-Hsun (TPE) bt Tim Smyczek (USA) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2

Thursday:

Kevin Anderson (RSA) bt  Victor Hanescu (ROM) 7-6, (8/6) 6-3

Women

Second round


Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) bt Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ x31) 6-1, 3-6, 6-1
Johanna Larsson (SWE) bt Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS x26) 7-5, 6-1
Roberta Vinci (ITA x14) bt Ksenia Pervak (KAZ) 6-3, 6-4
Petra Kvitova (CZE x5) bt Olga Govortsova (BLR) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Sara Errani (ITA x6) bt Lourdes Dominguez Lino (ESP) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
Sorana Cirstea (ROM x27) bt Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
Maria Kirilenko (RUS x13) bt Christina McHale (USA) 4-6, 6-4, 6-1
Dominika Cibulkova (SVK x12) bt Simona Halep (ROM) 7-5, 7-6 (7/3)
Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP x25) bt Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) 6-1, 6-1
Maria Sharapova (RUS x2) bt Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 6-1, 6-1
Marion Bartoli (FRA x9) bt Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) 6-3, 6-3
Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) bt Jelena Jankovic (SRB x18) 0-6, 6-2, 7-5
Agnieszka Radwanska (POL x3) bt Maria Sanchez (USA) 6-2, 6-1
Klara Zakopalova (CZE x19) bt Shahar Peer (ISR) 6-7 (2/7), 6-2, 6-3
Mallory Burdette (USA) bt Tamira Paszek (AUT x23) 7-6 (7/0), 6-1
Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino (ESP) bt Varvara Lepchenko (USA x22) 6-1, 6-4

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