France's Bartoli ousted at Melbourne Park

BY foxsports • January 21, 2012

France's Marion Bartoli was ousted in the third round of the Australian Open 6-3, 6-3 by China's Zheng Jie, a former semifinalist at Melbourne Park.

Zheng jumped out to a quick start on Saturday, breaking the ninth-seeded Bartoli twice to take a 4-0 lead in the first set. She dominated Bartoli on the ground, hitting 28 winners to just seven for the Frenchwoman.

Bartoli, a former runner-up at Wimbledon, hasn't advanced past the third round at Melbourne since 2009.

Zheng and countrywoman Li Na reached the semifinals of the Australian Open in 2010 - the first time any Chinese player had gone that far in Melbourne. Zheng has lost in the second round of six majors since then. Li won the French Open last year.


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