Former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli cancels comeback plans, announces retirement

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 | 0

Former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli has called a time on her career.

Taking to her official Twitter handle to release her statement, the 33-year-old wrote: “To my dismay I must unfortunately stop my attempt to comeback. In effect, the necessary increases in doses of workouts to try and find my best level caused pain to my right shoulder again.

“This became incompatible with a return at the highest level. I would like to thank everyone who accompanied me on this wonderful adventure. I will now take time to reflect and to study the various professional projects that are available to me.

“Nevertheless, I have a profound desire to convey the high level I have learnt, and so I would like to invest this into training a player, to help her exploit her full potential.”

Bartoli hasn’t played a competitive match since August 2013 due to a life-threatening virus that saw her lose 20 pounds in no time. Her health started to improve before she announced her comeback plans in 2017.

Initially expected to launch her comeback at the Miami Open in March, the Frenchwoman couldn’t make the cut. She, however, made her return at the Tie Break Tens – an exhibition event – before delaying her future plans.

Apart from her only Major, Bartoli won eight singles and three doubles titles on the WTA Tour. She peaked to a career-high ranking of No. 7 in 2012.



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