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BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 13: Marion Bartoli of France in action against Naomi Cavaday of Great Britain during the DFS Classic at the Edgbaston Priory Club on June 13, 2007 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
Top-seeded Marion Bartoli overcame her shaky serve to hold off American Vania King for a 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 second-round win in the Mercury Insurance Open on Wednesday. Bartoli, ranked 10th in the world, had 18 double faults and was successful on just 55 percent of her first services in the 3-hour, 10-minute match. She also had her serve broken eight times. King hit a higher percentage on her first serves (68 percent) and had just three double faults, but had her serve broken nine times. Bartoli was down 4-2 in the third set before she used a service break and held serve twice to take a 5-4 lead with her second ace, putting her on course for the quarterfinals. U.S. Olympian Varvara Lepchenko posted a 6-4, 6-2 win over No. 8 seed Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa in a second-round match. Lepchenko never faced a break point and won despite making only 55 percent of her first serves. ''It was pretty difficult out there and I'm still trying to get used to the conditions and still tryi...
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