Marion Bartoli of France defeated local hope Kimiko Date-Krumm 6-1, 6-4 to reach the second round of the Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Japan on Monday.
Marion Bartoli of France returns the ball against Kumiko Date-Krumm of Japan during the women's singles first round match at the Pan Pacific Open tennis in Tokyo. Bartoli defeated Date-Krumm 6-1, 6-4 to reach the second round of the Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Japan.
The 27-year-old, seeded ninth, dominated the match from the start with a series of powerful strokes, taking a 5-0 lead in the first before beating the veteran Japanese in straight sets.
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