Virginie Razzano launched a scathing attack on French rival Marion Bartoli after booking her place in the AEGON International final at Eastbourne today.

Razzano accused Bartoli of using underhand tactics after the world No. 12 retired during their semi-final clash with a thigh strain.

Bartoli was trailing 6-4, 1-0 when she threw in the towel and then refused to shake Razzano’s hand because of comments she made in the French press on the eve of the match.

Razzano had said she had “no respect” for Bartoli and went on to repeat her attack on the 2007 Wimbledon finalist following their bad tempered meeting yesterday.

The world No. 25, who will face Caroline Wozniacki in today’s final, said: “It is Marion Bartoli and she will do anything to win. It is ridiculous.

“She can stop any time in any match. It is good I won the first set because if I had lost the first set she can run anywhere and fight for every point.

“When you play Marion you need to prepare for anything. She tries to affect your concentration and after that you cannot play.

“It is not nice when you play against her. If you are not ready for it you lose but before the game I prepared mentally and I didn’t think about her.”

Both players took it in turns to drop their serve in the first set before Razzano held her serve to make it 5-4 and then broke Bartoli to clinch the set.

Bartoli called for the trainer and attempted to carry on with heavy strapping but pulled out after Razzano won the opening game of the second set.

It was the third year in a row the 24-year-old had bowed out in the semi-finals and she faces an anxious wait to see whether she will be fit for Wimbledon.

A tearful Bartoli, who is seeded 12 for Wimbledon and reached the semi-finals at SW19 in 2007, said: "What she said about me was not brilliant but I guess that is just the way she is.

"I felt a sharp pain in my leg in the second game and it got worse and worse until I was impossible to continue.

"The doctors cannot really say what the diagnosis is yet but it is looking very difficult for Wimbledon. If it is just a bit of tightness I will be fine but if it is a strain then there is not much chance."

Sixth seed Wozniacki will start today’s final as hot favourite after she fought back from a set down against Aleksandra Wozniak.

The world No. 8 struggled in the blustery conditions on centre court before coming through 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 against the Canadian world No.23.

Wozniacki said: "The conditions were tough but it was the same for both players.

"In the beginning I made too many unforced errors but I started to play the percentages and thankfully it paid off.

"I’m very happy to be in the final. There were so many great players here this week so for me to get this far means I am playing well on grass.

"It will be a tough match against Virginie. I have beaten her twice before but we have never played on grass so it will be interesting."