Internationaux de Strasbourg Marion Bartoli hasn't enjoyed herself on the tennis courts over the past months. The best result the French reached since April is the third round in the WTA Premier of Madrid. Marion collected many losses and changed coach after coach, just to end up getting back to having her dad in her corner.
In Strasbourg the World No.13 was the top seed, playing in her home tournament. But that wasn't enough to cheer Marion up. Bartoli lost in the first round today in straight sets to the young and talented Camila Giorgi from Italy.
The 21 year-old reached some notoriety last year, when as a qualifier she reached the fourth round in Wimbledon. Since than, Giorgi hasn't really kept up with the expactions that were created around her name. At the moment Giorgi is still No.88 in the rankings, and hasn't collected a particularly shocking win, until today.
Camila dominated Marion on clay in just over one hour, taking the win 6-3 6-2 despite serving 16 double faults and winning only the 44% of the points when playing on her first serve. Now for Giorgi there will be a good chance to reach the quarters in Strasbourg, as she will face Canadian Eugenie Bouchard in the second round.
The tournament lost also the No.2 seed today as Tamira Paszek was ousted by French Virginie Razzano in straight sets 6-1 6-4. Razzano is the last one who was able to beat Serena Williams on clay. The French lived her fairy tail last year in Roland Garros, where she took out Williams on the Philippe Chatrier, leaving the American with her first ever First-Round loss in a Grand Slam tournament. Other winners today were Flavia Pennetta and Alizè Cornet.