FOCUS ON BARTOLI

Marion Bartoli born in the year 1984 is a French professional Tennis player and is considered to be the Number one French Tennis player. Not only is she just placed at number 1 but Marion Bartoli has proved herself by winning seven Women Tennis Associations single titles and also three double titles. This does not sum it all up. Marion Bartoli also won the 2007 Wimbledon’s Championship.

What makes Marion Bartoli such an interesting player o watch is that she has her unique style of playing. This led her to defeating three world number one players so far. To talk about them, she defeated Justin in the 2007 Wimbeldon Championship, Jelena in the fourth round of the 2009 Australian Open and Victoria Azarenka in the quarter finals of the 2012 Sony Ericsson Open. Apart from all of this Marion Bartoli also has recorded wins against top notch players such as Venus  Williams, Serena Williams, Iva, Lindsay, Dinara Safina and others.

What makes the play of Marion Bartoli so unique is that she has the equal ability of playing with both her hands and thus plays with utmost ease. In the year 2012 on January 30th she was recorded to be Number 7 in the world.  Marion Bartoli competed against Gasquet in France in the 2012 Hopman Cup.  Formerly ranked number 9, Marion Bartoli then took part in the Women Tennis Association Championship in Sydney where she was seeded 8th.  Before entering into the quarter finals with Victoria Azarenka, Marion Bartoli first played against Polona in the first round and then played against Jelena in the second round defeating them both.  Coming to the 2012 Australian Open she defeated Virginie and Jelena but then lost to Zheng Jie. This was the time she entered into the top eight for the first time.