2013 Wimbledon Champ Marion Bartoli announces retirement

2013 Wimbledon Champ Marion Bartoli announces retirement

“That was actually the last match of my career. Sorry,” Bartoli said in her Western & Southern Open press conference after her loss to Simona Halep, 36 64 61. “It’s time for me to retire and call it a career. I feel it’s time for me to walk away actually.”

The press conference was then opened up to questions from the media – here’s what Bartoli said…

On why…
“My body just can’t do it anymore. I’ve already been through a lot of injuries since the beginning of the year. I’ve been on the tour for so long, and I really pushed through and left it all during that Wimbledon. I really felt I gave all the energy I have left in my body. I made my dream a reality and it will stay with me forever, but now my body just can’t cope with everything. I have pain everywhere after 45 minutes or an hour of play. I’ve been doing this for so long, and body-wise I just can’t do it anymore.”

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An emotional Marion Bartoli discuses the reasoning for such a surprise retirement announcement at the Western & Southern Open.

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