2013, Wimbledon Champion, Marion Bartoli has announced that she will return to tennis in 2018. Bartoli, who retired from tennis in 2013, announced on Tuesday, that she would be making a comeback.
Bartoli is known for her unorthodox style of play. She used two hands on both the Forehand and the backhand. She is also known for her unusual serve, in which she used her twist to generate speed. Her style of play could be most closely compared to that of Seles, who had a strong influence on Bartoli as a young player.
Marion Bartoli won the 2013 Wimbledon by beating Sabine Lisicki in the finals. She was also the semifinalist of 2011 French Open Tournament. Bartoli defeated three reigning world No. 1 players in her career: Justine Henin in the semifinal of the 2007 Wimbledon Championships, Jelena Janković in the fourth round of the 2009 Australian Open, and Victoria Azarenka in the quarterfinals of the 2012 Sony Ericsson Open. In 2004 she partnered with Émilie Loit and won her first WTA tour doubles title in Casablanca.
Marion Bartoli announced her retirement, just 40 days after her Wimbledon victory. She took this decision due to her shoulder injury and wellness. Last year she was suffering from a virus and she lost a huge amount of weight during this illness.
Now, she is health conscious, – a Few days back she posted a photo on Twitter, where she was saying that ”I’m completely Gluten-free, Sugar-Free, Dairy-free, Salt-Free”. Basically, she is eating only steamed vegetables, salads and Cucumbers.
Now, she is healthy and fine. Currently, she is working on her fitness to keep up the sports continuity and preparing herself for upcoming March and Miami Open Tournament. We hope that she will create a bigger challenge for other racket experts in 2018.
She says, ”It isn’t only a new year, it is a new chance for me to restart”.