BARTOLI APPOINTS NOVOTNA

Marion Bartoli has appointed Jana Novotna as her new coach. Bartoli made this announcement yesterday.

Bartoli who is ranked at no. 11 in the official rankings of WTA had been coached by her father since her childhood days. But, a few weeks back, Bartoli terminated her father from that role.

However, Bartoli has made it clear that her tuning with her father is still very good and she talks with him on phone every day.

Bartoli’s new coach Novotna was a fine all round player. She had won the bronze medal in the singles competition of Atlanta Olympics in 1996. She had also won the Wimbledon Championship in 1998.

However, she never managed to become the no. 1 player in the world and her best world ranking was 3.

Announcing the appointment of Novotna as her coach, Bartoli said, “Jana Novotna has a huge experience of playing at top level and I wanted somebody like that. I am looking forward to working with her. Hopefully, she would help me in fulfilling my dream of winning a Grand Slam singles title.”

Bartoli hasn’t won a Grand Slam title so far but it might be worth sticking a Unibet bonus bet on her making it into a few Finals this year, especially as you can get reasonably generous odds. She had reached the final in the Wimbledon Championship in 2007, but, she hadn’t managed to cross the final hurdle. She had also reached the semi finals of the French Open in 2011.

She has won a total of 10 WTA titles (7 singles and 3 doubles). But, the Frenchwoman said that winning a Grand Slam is her childhood dream and she wants to fulfil it in this season.

Bartoli said, “I have grown up dreaming about winning a Grand Slam title. I am still chasing this dream of mine. Hopefully, at some point of time in this season, I will manage to fulfil this dream.”