Aravane Rezai Takes Pride in Bali Win
Jakarta Globe / Sandy Pramuji
08-Nov-2009 (3 comments)

Nusa Dua, Bali. One French star enjoyed a successful end to the season, while another saw her year end in pain.

Aravane Rezai emerged victorious in the Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions final on Sunday after Marion Bartoli withdrew with a quad strain. Rezai, who won the first set 7-5, pocketed $200,000 and her second title of the season.

“It’s a big surprise and I’m very sorry for [Bartoli]. I hope it’s not a big injury,” Rezai, 22, said after the all-France final. “But in tennis there is a winner and a loser, and I’m happy to be the winner today.”

Rezai’s winner’s check nearly doubled her season earnings, having won $333,076 going into the tournament at the Bali International Convention Center. Her other victory came in Strasbourg, France.

“This victory means so much to me. This only proves that I can be a much better player on the tour,” she said.

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He, isn't she the girl in Ahmadinejad's presidential campagin ..

by پیام on

.. promotional video? She started to cry when she saw AN. Her name used to be Arghavan, funny how her name has evolved.


You go girl! Come on Salim, how does Serena compare?

by Anonymouse on

Everything is sacred.


she needs to eat less cholo and work out more

by salim on

I'm very proud of her, but she needs to get fitter and lose 10-15 pounds. Go on a good diet and get a physical trainer. She is not getting any younger and the next 3-4 years will be her prime time. It would be a shame if she didn't give it all and see how far she could go. The women game is a lot more physical than it was 10-15 years ago, and if she wants to be in top 15-20 she needs to get really fit.