Marion Bartoli has indulged herself in various activities after her retirement from professional tennis.
She has been doing her designing work as well as commentating for a couple of networks.
Life is good for Bartoli at the moment.
Recently, she was in India to promote a marathon and she talked to a leading newspaper there.
In that interview, she was quoted as speaking, “I have been here in India a few times before and I have loved my time here. It’s a beautiful country. I haven’t got the opportunity to travel around that much, but, whatever I have seen, I have liked that.” Read more »
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Marion Bartoli is a former professional tennis player from France and a former Grand Slam winner.
The Frenchwoman was the 2013 Wimbledon champion, having previously finished as a runner up in 2007 and also finished as the runner up in the French Open in 2011. She also won eight singles titles on the WTA as well as three in doubles.
Bartoli became famous for her unorthodox playing style which saw her use both her hands while playing forehand and backhand shots and this has seen her develop a cult following among the tennis fraternity. In January 2012, Bartoli reached a career high ranking of seven in the WTA rankings and returned to the same spot after winning her first Grand Slam title in 2013.
Marion Bartoli reached at least the quarter final stage of each of the Grand Slam events she has contested in throughout her career and her win at Wimbledon made her only the sixth player in the history of the Open Era to win a Grand Slam final without dropping a single set throughout the event.
Bartoli also created history in 2011 when she played in the finals of both the WTA Tour Championship and the WTA Tour of Champions in the same year, a feat that hasn’t been matched since.
The Frenchwoman was one of the most hard hitting players on the circuit during her prime and many considered her aggressive style of play very similar to that of Serena Williams as Marion Bartoli became one of the first proponents of power tennis in the women’s game in the early 2000s but she never reached the heights that Williams managed to reach with several injuries playing a major role in cutting short her career when she retired in 2013 immediately after winning the title at Wimbledon.