As you may have already heard Marion Bartoli has just announced her retirement from professional tennis. Bartoli has had an amazing career, which peaked when winning Wimbledon 2013 just six weeks ago. Marion is only 28, but her string of injuries has forced her hand towards retirement.
She is known for her unorthodox style of play using two hands on both her forehand and backhand. On 30 January 2012 she reached a career high ranking of no. 7 in the world; she returned to this ranking on 8 July 2013 after triumphing at Wimbledon. Bartoli has reached at least the quarter-final stage at each of the four Grand Slams. Her win at Wimbledon made her the sixth player in the open era to win the Championships without dropping a set.
Marion Bartoli will be missed on tour. It seems as though French female players will now have a very difficult job to fill her shoes.