Another very tough match for Maria in the quarterfinals, against Marion Bartoli from France. The first set is a disaster, few minutes and Maria is down 04. Then the suspension due to rain and the postponement to today's morning. New suspension of two hours and at last the first set resumes. Maria recovers partially, but it's too late and Bartoli takes the set 63. In the second set Maria plays a very good tennis, live up to her potential. and takes the set 63. The third set is fantastic. Both Maria and Bartoli play a high quality tennis, with high determination. Maria suffers a break in the fourth game, but recovers, plays an excellent tennis, gets a terrific break on 44 and on her subsequent serve wins the set 64, and the match. After a lot of rain, very good time at Flushing Meadows. Maria is the semis.
Congratulations, Maria !!
Take care of yourself. Giorgio from Italy.