© 2010 Kathy Keating Marion Bartoli vs. Rossana de los Rios

The Australian Open: Marion Bartoli vs. Rossana de los Rios

On my second day at the 2010 Australian Open, I spent about 12 hours, watching eight matches. This was the first match I attended, between 11th seeded Marion Bartoli (above, in foreground), of France, and unseeded Rossana de los Rios (above, far right), of Paraguay.

Marion Bartoli

I only stayed for the first set, which Bartoli won. She has sort of a weird lead up to her serve (as seen above) and squeaks a bit when she hits, but her game seemed pretty solid. She went on to win the match 6-4, 6-1.

I took these photos at Show Court 3 in Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia in January 2010.

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