Marion Bartoli into Eastbourne semis

Updated: June 21, 2012, 2:21 PM ET
Associated Press

EASTBOURNE, England -- Marion Bartoli of France beat seventh-seeded Lucie Safarova 6-4, 6-2 on Thursday to reach the semifinals of the Eastbourne championships.

Bartoli next faces Austria's Tamira Paszek, who defeated Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria 6-0, 6-4.

Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic also advanced, winning the last five games of a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia.

Rain forced the postponement of the men's quarterfinals to Friday, when ...

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