Marion Bartoli

  • No regrets for post-Wimbledon retirement, says Marion Bartoli June 23, 2014

    LONDON: Marion Bartoli says she has no regrets about retiring shortly after winning Wimbledon a year ago. She also says she logs onto YouTube every couple of days to watch her last-point ace that ended the 2013 final at the All England Club. About six weeks after winning her only Grand Slam...
  • Bartoli happy to be on the outside looking in May 22, 2014

    London: Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli will enjoy the French Open from the safety of a television commentary box this year, free from the pressure loaded on the shoulders of the home brigade. Bartoli, who announced she was retiring shortly after winning Wimbledon last year, played in 13 consecutive French Opens but...
  • Wimbledon prize money up by more than 10 per cent April 29, 2014

    London: Total prize money for this year's Wimbledon tournament will surpass 25 million pounds ($42 million), an increase of 10.8 per cent from 2013. Organizers said on Tuesday that the men's and women's singles champions will each receive 1.76 million pounds ($2.9 million), a 10 per cent increase on last year's...
  • I deserved winning a grand slam: Marion Bartoli August 16, 2013

    Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli shocked the tennis world on Wednesday by announcing her retirement from the sport at the age of 28. ...
  • One day on, Bartoli has 'no regrets' about retirement August 16, 2013

    Cincinnati: Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli said she was having no second thoughts about her shock decision to retire from tennis and was looking forward to starting a new chapter in her life. Bartoli, 28, stunned the tennis world 12 hours earlier when she left the court after a second-round defeat at...
  • Former players urge Bartoli to rethink or face regret August 15, 2013

    Paris: Former top tennis players Goran Ivanisevic and Guy Forget have urged Marion Bartoli to reconsider her shock decision to retire from the sport, saying the Wimbledon champion would regret missing out on many great moments. The world number seven stunned the tennis world on Wednesday by calling it a day...
  • Bartoli, Tsonga confirmed for Hopman Cup July 17, 2013

    Sydney: Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli and world No. 8 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will represent France at the mixed-teams Hopman Cup tennis event in January as part of the lead-up to the Australian Open. The pair are the first team to be announced for the event at Perth Arena from December 28 to...
  • Marion Bartoli thrashes Sabine Lisicki to win Wimbledon title July 6, 2013

    London: Marion Bartoli overwhelmed an out of sorts Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-4 on a sun-drenched Centre Court to win her first Wimbledon title on Saturday. Frenchwoman Bartoli, seeded 15th, took full advantage of a desperately nervous performance by her German opponent who knocked out defending champion Serena Williams in the fourth...
  • Unlikely Bartoli versus Lisicki final a clash of styles July 5, 2013

    London: A clash of styles featuring an unorthodox Frenchwoman and a smooth powerful German will play out when Marion Bartoli and Sabine Lisicki bid to etch their names on to the Wimbledon honours board on Saturday. Emerging unscathed from the chaos of a women's draw that scattered the favourites and...
  • Sabine Lisicki, Marion Bartoli reach Wimbledon final July 4, 2013

    London: Sabine Lisicki advanced to her first Wimbledon final a couple of hours after Marion Bartoli reached her second. Lisicki, a 2011 semi-finalist at the All England Club, beat fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 2-6, 9-7 Thursday on Centre Court, overpowering her opponent at the start and then hanging on at...
  • Bartoli crushes Flipkens to reach Wimbledon final July 4, 2013

    London: Marion Bartoli wasted little time in advancing to her second Wimbledon final, dancing and grunting her way to a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Kirsten Flipkens on Thursday. The 15th-seeded Frenchwoman jumped ahead 3-0 in the first set and broke early in the second for another 3-0 lead. Flipkens, a...
  • Opportunity knocks as outsiders reach semis at Wimbledon July 3, 2013

    London: The leading ladies have exited stage left but the understudies kept this most volatile of Wimbledon scripts bubbling along on Tuesday to ensure a new name will be engraved on the trophy come Saturday. Emerging from a quarter-final line-up featuring women from eight different nations and with just two...
  • Bartoli beats Stephens to reach Wimbledon semis July 3, 2013

    London: Marion Bartoli of France eliminated the last US player at Wimbledon on Tuesday, reaching her third Grand Slam semi-final by beating Sloane Stephens 6-4, 7-5 in a rain-interrupted, break-filled match. The 15th-seeded Bartoli, the 2007 runner-up at the All England Club, was leading 5-4 with Stephens serving at deuce when...
  • Shocks leave last eight women dreaming of Wimbledon title July 2, 2013

    Eight women from eight different countries will walk through the gates of the All England Club on Tuesday harbouring genuine title hopes following a Wimbledon wipeout of the headline attractions. Czech eighth seed Petra Kvitova, Wimbledon champion in 2011, and China's Li Na, French Open winner in the same year,...
  • Bartoli withdraws from Eastbourne June 19, 2013

    Eastbourne: Marion Bartoli of France has withdrawn from the Eastbourne grass-court tournament with a viral infection, giving No. 2-seeded Li Na of China a walkover into the quarter-finals. Bartoli, the 2011 champion, reached the second round with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Flavia Pennetta of Italy on Monday. Later on Wednesday, 2012...
  • Francesca Schiavone eases into French Open 4th round June 1, 2013

    Paris: Former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone easily beat 13th-seeded Marion Bartoli of France 6-2, 6-1 to reach the fourth round of the French Open on Saturday. The Italian won at Roland Garros three years ago but is unseeded at this year's tournament. She broke Bartoli's serve five times overall and...
  • Marion Bartoli struggles to win the first round May 29, 2013

    Paris: Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli did her best to lift the gloom hanging over a rainy Roland Garros on Tuesday after putting herself and the shivering home fans through agonies in a three-hour victory over Olga Govortsova. The 13th seed scraped into the second round, clinching a 7-6(8), 4-6, 7-5 win...
  • Serena Williams pulls out from Dubai with back injury February 20, 2013

    Dubai: Serena Williams withdrew from the Dubai Championships because of a lower back injury just minutes before she was due on court for a second round match against Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli on Wednesday. The American's withdrawal means that the world's two best players are both out of the tournament after Victoria...
  • Williams, Sharapova advance in Doha February 13, 2013

    Doha: Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova eased into the third round of the Qatar Open on Tuesday, dominating their opponents with straight-set victories. Williams, who will regain the No. 1 ranking if she reached the semi-finals, showed no signs of the back or ankle injuries that troubled her at the...
  • Arvidsson stuns Bartoli, Kirilenko advances October 17, 2012

    Moscow: Sofia Arvidsson of Sweden advanced to the quarter-finals of the Kremlin Cup by beating Marion Bartoli of France 6-3, 6-0, while Russia's Maria Kirilenko defeated her compatriot and wild card Elena Vesnina. Arvidsson broke Bartoli three times and dropped serve twice in the first set of the second-round match. The...
  • In-form Errani sends Bartoli packing in Tokyo September 26, 2012

    Tokyo: Italy's Sara Errani ended the French resistance at the Pan Pacific Open, rallying to defeat ninth seed Marion Bartoli 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 to reach the last eight of the WTA premier five event on Wednesday. The sixth seed finally overcame Bartoli after two hours and 22 minutes, clinching victory with...
  • Azarenka into semi-final at rain-hit US Open September 5, 2012

    New York: Victoria Azarenka survived a ferocious comeback from defending champion Sam Stosur to reach the US Open semis on Tuesday as the remnants of Hurricane Isaac left tournament organisers scrambling to catch up with the playing schedule. The eagerly anticipated quarter-final match between Maria Sharapova and Marion Bartoli was postponed...
  • Sharapova, Azarenka, Bartoli advance at US Open November 16, 2012

    New York: Maria Sharapova is back in the US Open quarter-finals for the first time since winning the title in 2006. Shrieking loudly during points, screaming and pumping her fist after winning them, Sharapova grabbed control after a 75-minute rain delay to beat 19th-seeded Nadia Petrova 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 on Sunday...
  • Bartoli beats Yung-Jan to reach Carlsbad final July 22, 2012

    Carlsbad: Top-seeded Marion Bartoli rebounded from a poor first set for a 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory over qualifier Chan Yung-Jan on Saturday that sent her into the final of the Mercury Insurance Open. The Frenchwoman will face second-seeded Dominika Cibulkova, a 7-6 (8), 6-1 winner over Russia's Nadia Petrova in the...
  • Bartoli beats McHale in Carlsbad quarters November 16, 2012

    Carlsbad, California: Top seed Marion Bartoli survived a scare to beat Christina McHale 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 at the Carlsbad Open on Friday, taking a little under three hours to reach the semi-finals. The Frenchwoman's 2-hour-50-minute victory was the last of three marathon contests under the hot Californian sun. Taiwanese qualifier Chan Yung-jan...
  • Sania enters semi-finals of Japan Open March 27, 2010

    New Delhi: India's Sania Mirza entered the semi-finals of the Japan Open tennis in New Delhi on Friday after second-seeded Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli withdrew while trailing 4-6, 0-2 due to a shoulder injury. Sania now plays fourth-seeded Italian Francesca Schiavone, who didn't even need to take the court after seventh-seeded Melinda...
  • Jankovic powers into Pan Pacific Open semis October 1, 2009

    Tokyo: Seventh seed Jelena Jankovic overpowered Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli 6-4, 6-3 to reach the semi-finals of the Pan Pacific Open on Thursday. The Serbian, who finished 2008 as the top-ranked women's player in the world, never looked in danger of following the top six seeds out of the $2 million Tokyo...
  • Marion Bartoli stuns Venus to win Stanford title August 3, 2009

    Stanford (California): France's Marion Bartoli upset American Venus Williams 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 to win the Stanford Classic on Sunday. World No. 14 Bartoli dominated the back court rallies, served and returned with aggression and shook off a case of nerves that cost her the second set. Eighth seed Bartoli served for the...
  • Wimbledon finalist Bartoli to play at Kolkata Open August 8, 2007

    Mumbai: Wimbledon finalist Marion Bartoli will play in the Kolkata Open next month, organisers said on Wednesday. The French World No. 11 will join Slovakian World No. 10 Daniela Hantuchova and India's Sania Mirza at the $175,000 WTA event to be played from September 17 to 23. Five-time Grand Slam...