Final Score 6-4, 7-5
Marion Bartoli wins her quarterfinal encounter with Sloane Stephens on Court No. 1 after a 2 1/2 rain delay! The score 6-4,7-5!
The second set was a series of breaks of serve until Sloane Stephens leveled the match at 5-5. Then Bartoli held to go up 6-5. Stephens needed to hold her serve to send the set to a tiebreak. But she could not do it. Baroli broke her in the 12th game of the match to win the second serve 7-5!
Marion Bartoli has competed in 11 consecutive Wimbledon Championships, beginning in 2003. This is her third time reaching as far as the quarterfinals (2007, 2011, 2013). She owned a 71.4 winning percentage at the All England Club prior to this match today.
After reaching the finals in 2007, Bartoli often expressed her great love of the grass which she claims frees her to play her game. The year she reached the finals she lost the 2007 championship match to Venus Williams. She did reach the quarterfinals again in 2011 losing to Serena Williams, but she’s never advanced further at Wimbledon since 2007 until this year.
She will be looking for a chance to advance once again to the finals at the All-England Club!