Interestingly, Georges hit far more winners - 48 to Bartoli's 14 - but it was the German's unforced error count that contributed towards her undoing with 30 mistakes compared to her rival's 17. On reaching the fourth round, Geneva-based Bartoli has equalled her best result here. "Julia Goerges, a seeded player, in the third round, this is a difficult round," said Bartoli after the match. "She played so well on clay, and with what she won in Stuttgart and the semis in Madrid, so she was really fit on this type of surface. But for me to reach this level is something good to start with. Of course I don't want to stop here. I'll continue. I'll try and practice the same type of tennis and have the same attitude on the court."
Meanwhile, over on Court 7, no.14 seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenko also came back from a set down to defeat Spanish qualifier Nuria Llagostera Vives 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 and set up a round of 16 clash with fellow Russian Vera Zvonareva, after the no.3 seed sealed a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Anastasia Rodionova. Elsewhere, the remaining seeds were barely troubled. Jelena Jankovic (no.10), who is defending 900 ranking points after making the semi-final here last year, eased past an erratic Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-2, 6-2, while Svetlana Kuznetsova (no.13) wrapped up her match against Canada's Rebecca Marino 6-0, 6-4 in 49 minutes.