Marion Bartoli

French tennis player Marion Bartoli

Marion Bartoli is a French professional tennis player and the current French no. 1 (out of 6 French players in the top-100). She has won seven Women's Tennis Association singles titles and three doubles titles. She was also a runner-up at the 2007 Wimbledon Championships. Bartoli has defeated three reigning world no. 1 players in her career so far.
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In Stunning Turnaround, Marion Bartoli Says She’s Returning to Tour
NYTimes - 2 months
Bartoli, who shocked the tennis world by retiring at 28, only a month after winning Wimbledon, said she would be back for the 2018 season.
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3 Years After Winning Wimbledon, Bartoli Says She Is Ill
ABC News - over 1 year
Three years after winning the title at Wimbledon, Marion Bartoli said she has contracted an unknown virus and her life is an "absolute nightmare."
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Tweet fuels talk of Bartoli return
Yahoo News - almost 3 years
Former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli sparked speculation on Tuesday of a return from retirement less than two years after bowing out of professional tennis. Should I?" Bartoli said. "Marion Bartoli has just turned 30.
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Marion Bartoli: From 'ghost' to 'happiest person' in world
CNN - about 4 years
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Bartoli Has Many Plans. Tennis? ‘You Never Know.’
NYTimes - over 4 years
Marion Bartoli, who retired from tennis not long after winning at Wimbledon, for the first time left the door open, perhaps ever so slightly, for a return.     
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Tennis-Bartoli opens slight possibility for comeback
Yahoo News - over 4 years
NEW YORK, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli offered the first hint that her shock retirement may not be quite as final as she first indicated when she hinted on Sunday she could make a comeback. The 28-year-old stunned the tennis world earlier this month when she announced she was quitting just months after breaking through to win her first grand slam. The Frenchwoman, speaking in New York, left open the possibility that she could possibly make a return next year. "You never know what is going to happen," she told reporters. "It's pretty hard to say I will never come back. ...
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10 Things To Know For The U.S. Open
Huffington Post - over 4 years
NEW YORK -- A look at 10 of the top topics at the U.S. Open, the hard-court Grand Slam tennis tournament that begins Monday and ends Sept. 9: 1. MURRAY'S FIRST DEFENSE: For the first time, Andy Murray will be the defending champion at a Grand Slam tournament – and he suspects he'll be more nervous than usual in the early rounds. Will be intriguing to see if that's true. His championship at the 2012 U.S. Open made him the first man from Britain to win a major title since Fred Perry in 1936. And last month, Murray ended Britain's 77-year wait for a male champion at Wimbledon. 2. RAFA RETURNS: Rafael Nadal has gone through all manner of ups and downs over the past two seasons, including a seven-month absence because of knee trouble – he missed two Grand Slam tournaments, including last year's U.S. Open – plus two more French Open titles and two quick exits at Wimbledon. He's looked terrific lately, improving to 15-0 on hard courts in 2013 by winning the Montreal and...
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Marion Bartoli Retires From Tennis At The Top Of Her Game
NPR - over 4 years
Just 40 days after winning the women's single title at Wimbledon, Marion Bartoli of France announced on Wednesday that she is retiring from tennis at age 28. Bartoli joins a relatively short list of top athletes who decided to call it quits in their prime. Audie Cornish talks to Stefan Fatsis for more. » E-Mail This     » Add to
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Marion Bartoli
  • 2016
    Age 31
    In July 2016 she revealed that she "feared for her life" due to an unknown virus.
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  • 2015
    Age 30
    In March 2015, she posted a tweet hinting that she was considering a return to professional tennis, and asked her followers for their opinion.
  • 2014
    Age 29
    In 2014, Bartoli played for the Austin Aces' inaugural season in the World TeamTennis.
  • 2013
    Age 28
    This table is current through 2013 Wimbledon Championships.
    Bartoli was chosen as the 2013 L'Équipe Champion of Champions (France female category) in December 2013.
    In December 2013, Bartoli was chosen as the 2013 RTL Champion of Champions, ahead of Teddy Tamgho and Tony Parker, by RTL (a French commercial radio network).
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    Bartoli announced her immediate retirement from tennis during the 2013 Western & Southern Open, citing continuous and increasingly unbearable pain from injuries sustained throughout her career.
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    In the quarterfinals she defeated 17th seed Sloane Stephens, which was her first quarterfinal victory of any WTA Tour or Grand Slam event in 2013.
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    At the 2013 French Open Bartoli was seeded 13th.
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    Bartoli entered her first tournament without her father acting as her coach at the 2013 Qatar Total Open, where she was seeded ninth.
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    At the 2013 Open GDF Suez in Paris, Bartoli reached the quarterfinals, where she was defeated by German and eventual champion Mona Barthel.
    Bartoli was seeded 11th at the 2013 Australian Open in Melbourne.
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    Bartoli started the 2013 season by participating in a new tournament, the 2013 Shenzhen Open.
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    Bartoli won the 2013 Wimbledon Championships with Mauresmo acting as her coach.
    Bartoli was also known for her unusual serve, in which she used her wrist to generate speed. She also changed her service motion many times over the years. During the 2013 Wimbledon Championships, she had an unusual setup for serves – no ball-bouncing, arms crossed, right wrist resting on her left thumb before the toss.
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    She won the 2013 Wimbledon Championships singles title after previously being runner-up in 2007, and was a semifinalist at the 2011 French Open.
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  • 2012
    Age 27
    Bartoli reached her first US Open quarterfinals in 2012, where she upset fifth seed Petra Kvitová in the fourth round (she was ultimately defeated in the quarterfinals by Maria Sharapova); that performance marked a quarterfinals-or-better finish in all four Grand Slams for Bartoli.
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    At the 2012 New Haven Open at Yale, Bartoli reached the quarterfinals, where she lost to Sara Errani.
    Bartoli did not compete in the 2012 Summer Olympics, refusing to play in the Fed Cup without the coaching of her father.
    At the 2012 Mercury Insurance Open in Carlsbad, California, Bartoli was the top seed.
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    Seeded 2nd at the 2012 Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, Bartoli reached the quarterfinals, where she lost to Yanina Wickmayer.
    Bartoli was seeded eighth at the 2012 French Open, where she was defending semifinal points from the previous year.
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    Ranked no. 7, Bartoli was seeded 2nd for the 2012 Open GDF Suez in Paris.
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    At the 2012 Australian Open, Bartoli defeated compatriot Virginie Razzano in the first round and Jelena Dokić in the second round.
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    Bartoli competed for France alongside Richard Gasquet in the 2012 Hopman Cup.
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  • 2011
    Age 26
    At the 2011 WTA Tour Championships, Bartoli qualified as a reserve for Maria Sharapova and in the only match she played, she upset Azarenka in three sets, winning 5–7, 6–4, 6–4.
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    At the 2011 HP Open in Osaka, Bartoli defeated Melinda Czink, Vania King, 6th seed Ayumi Morita, and third seed Angelique Kerber to reach the final.
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    Seeded seventh at the 2011 Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo, Bartoli reached the quarterfinals, where she was defeated by third seed Victoria Azarenka.
    At the 2011 US Open, Bartoli suffered a second-round exit.
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    Due to her lack of match play before the US Open, Bartoli accepted a wildcard into the 2011 New Haven Open at Yale.
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    Bartoli was seeded 9th at the 2011 Wimbledon Championships.
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    Moving onto the grass, Bartoli won the 2011 Aegon International at Eastbourne by defeating Lucie Šafářová and María José Martínez Sánchez.
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    Seeded 11th at the 2011 French Open, Bartoli won her opening round against Anna Tatishvili.
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    Bartoli was the top seed at the 2011 Internationaux de Strasbourg, and reached the final where she faced 2nd seed Andrea Petkovic.
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    Bartoli was seeded 15th at the 2011 BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.
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    Bartoli was seeded 2nd at the 2011 BMW Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur, where she reached the quarterfinals and lost to 5th seed Lucie Šafářová.
    At the 2011 Qatar Ladies Open in Doha, Bartoli was unseeded but reached the semifinals, where she lost to world no. 1 and top seed Caroline Wozniacki.
    Bartoli was seeded 15th at the 2011 Australian Open, where she defeated Tathiana Garbin in the first round without losing a game.
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    Bartoli was top seeded at the 2011 Moorilla Hobart International in her first appearance at the tournament.
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    Bartoli kicked off her 2011 season at the 2011 Brisbane International.
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    She is also the only player ever to have played at both the WTA Tour Championships and the WTA Tournament of Champions in the same year, in 2011.
  • 2010
    Age 25
    At the 2010 HP Open in Osaka, Japan, Bartoli was seeded 2nd behind Samantha Stosur.
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    At the 2010 US Open, Bartoli was seeded 13th and defeated Edina Gallovits in the first round.
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    At her final tournament before the US Open, the 2010 Pilot Pen Tennis tournament in New Haven, Bartoli was seeded 6th and defeated Alona Bondarenko and Anastasia Rodionova to reach the quarterfinals, where she lost to 4th seed Elena Dementieva.
    Bartoli also reached the quarterfinals at the 2010 Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open in Cincinnati, after defeating Anabel Medina Garrigues, Alona Bondarenko and world no. 3 Caroline Wozniacki.
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    At the 2010 Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, California, where she was defending her title, she defeated Ashley Harkleroad and Ana Ivanovic to reach the quarterfinals, where she lost to Victoria Azarenka.
    Bartoli was seeded 11th at the 2010 Wimbledon Championships.
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    In the 2010 French Open Bartoli was the 12th seed and French no. 1.
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    At the 2010 Sony Ericsson Open in Miami, Bartoli defeated Magdaléna Rybáriková, Gisela Dulko, top seed and world no. 4 Svetlana Kuznetsova, and Yanina Wickmayer to reach the semifinals, where she lost to world no. 5 Venus Williams.
    Bartoli started her year as the 11th seed at the 2010 Australian Open.
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  • 2009
    Age 24
    At the 2009 Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions in Bali, Bartoli defeated Rybáriková, and qualified for the semifinals when she beat Shahar Pe'er.
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    Seeded 14th at the 2009 US Open, Bartoli beat Rossana de los Ríos, but lost to eventual champion Kim Clijsters.
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  • 2007
    Age 22
    Bartoli began 2007 with another second-round exit at the Australian Open, this time falling to Victoria Azarenka.
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    Bartoli defeated three reigning world no. 1 players in her career: Justine Henin in the semifinal of the 2007 Wimbledon Championships, Jelena Janković in the fourth round of the 2009 Australian Open, and Victoria Azarenka in the quarterfinals of the 2012 Sony Ericsson Open.
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  • 2006
    Age 21
    In January 2006, Bartoli at 21 years of age won her first senior title at the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand, beating Vera Zvonareva in the final.
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  • 2005
    Age 20
    After a promising start (semifinals in Auckland and quarterfinals in Canberra), which took her to world no. 32 and winning the second doubles tournament of her career in Pattaya City, injury disrupted the second quarter of 2005.
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    As a result, Bartoli's team leader Guy Forget resigned, and she was not chosen by the new team leader Georges Goven to play in 2005.
  • 2004
    Age 19
    She ended 2004 ranked world no. 41, having gone 30–24 over the year.
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    In February Bartoli played at the 2004 Hyderabad Open, where she defeated Ankita Bhambri, Galina Fokina, and Mervana Jugić-Salkić to reach the semifinals, before losing to eventual champion Nicole Pratt.
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    Bartoli began 2004 by getting to her first Women's Tennis Association (WTA) semifinal in the season-opener in Auckland.
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  • 2003
    Age 18
    In the Internationaux de Strasbourg Bartoli reached the quarterfinals, where she lost to Vera Zvonareva. At the 2003 French Open, she earned another victory over Rossana de los Ríos, but lost to Jennifer Capriati in the second round.
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    Bartoli began 2003 by coming through the qualifying draw in the Canberra Women's Classic to reach her first WTA semifinal, where she lost to Francesca Schiavone.
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  • 2002
    Age 17
    In 2002 she received a wildcard into the Australian Open.
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  • 1999
    Age 14
    After a few aborted starts in 1999 and 2000, she played in the ITF $10,000 clay events in the spring of 2001.
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  • 1984
    Marion Bartoli was born on 2 October 1984 in Le Puy-en-Velay, Haute-Loire.
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