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Marion BARTOLI
France

Marion BARTOLI

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Indescribable.

That was the word Marion Bartoli chose to express her emotion after winning her Wimbledon title in 2013. Mission accomplished for the third  French woman in the Open Era to win a Grand Slam (after Pierce and Mauresmo), a feat that few experts expected from her. Coached from the start by her father Walter, Marion Bartoli does indeed come across as a free spirit, owing to her unusual trajectory. With her two-handed game on both sides and a service return position well inside the court ‒ because she had always trained on a court with no room behind the baseline ‒ but also with her recurring weight problems, Marion Bartoli advanced anyway, without worrying about the gossip. The result? A Wimbledon final in 2007, thanks to a victory over the ailing number one seed Justine Hénin, followed by her first appearance in the Top 10 the same year and eight titles in all, including the precious trophy in London in 2013. Marion Bartoli also had some not-so-great moments, sometimes self-inflicted by her own moodiness, but mostly because of repeated injuries. At the age of 28, having achieved her dream, she left the circuit on a high note. Since then, Bartoli has been extremely active, especially in post-match interviews at Roland-Garros. And she has – finally – found stability in her personal life, thus achieving her second dream.

Current projects

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palmares

Titles

8

Finals

11

Higher ranking

7

WTA Singles, 30/01/2012

grand slam

victories

  • Wimbledon: 2013

finals

  • Wimbledon: 2007

others

finals

  • Fed Cup: 2004