2 Aug 2009

Venus to play Bartoli in final

5:19 pm on 2 August 2009

Second seed Venus Williams will play 8th seed Marion Bartoli of France in the final of the Stanford Classic tennis tournament in California.

Williams Williams reached her 65th career singles final with a 6-love, 6-1 rout of fourth seeded Russian Elena Dementieva.

2007 Wimledon finalist Bartoli beat Australian Samantha Stosur in 3 sets.