Player: Marion Bartoli
Current Ranking: 11
Notable Conquest: Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic, 5th seed)
Today's Result: loss to Maria Sharapova (Russia, 3rd) in three sets
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This was Bartoli's first time to reach the quarters at the US Open. She is one of very few players who uses two hands for both her forehand and backhand, a choice made to sacrifice power for the sake of control. Bartoli is a former junior champ at the US Open.
Catching Up with Old Friends
Marin Cilic (Curtain Call, Roland Garros Day 6) - Cilic matched his career-best at the US Open by reaching the quarters. His finish was an improvement on last year's third round exit so his ranking will get a boost. He lost today to Andy Murray (UK, 3rd) in four sets.