Bartoli attempts to end war of words with Rezai
After winning her second round match at the French Open, Marion Bartoli tries to end the public war of words with Aravane Rezai.
"I think it's really important to stay with what I said. I said it's obvious Rezai had some really great results in the past few weeks," said Bartoli. "I think there is nothing negative that I said about her or game or whatever.
"I have no animosity against Aravane. It's good we have as many French players. If others, Alize, could come back, that would be a driving factor for me. I take it as a motivating factor. It helps me focus, practice, and try and improve every day. I think that's the most important.
"I have absolutely no animosity whatsoever against Aravane, and I'm delighted she won Madrid," she repeated. "The further she goes, the happier I am."
Bartoli also said she was not focused on trying to be the last French player alive at the tournament. "I was very disappointed Gael [Monfils] lost 9-7 in the last set," she said. "But I do hope that Jo[-Wilfried Tsonga] can make it as far as possible and that all the French players can go as far as possible in this tournament."