Marion Bartoli

Marion Bartoli ( born October 2, 1984 in Le Puy -en -Velay, Haute-Loire ) is a former French tennis player. She celebrated her biggest success with winning the title in 2013 at Wimbledon.

  • 4.1 Single 4.1.1 Tournament Win
  • 4.1.2 finals
  • 5.1 Individual
  • 5.2 double


Marion Bartoli was introduced at the age of six years by her father, a doctor, to the tennis game. In 2000, she became a professional player.

As a junior she won the 2001 not only the U.S. Open, but also the Australian Hard Court Championships and the Victorian Championships. In 2002, she outclassed the four-time Grand Slam tournament champion Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6-3 and 6-1. A few months later, her then made ​​it into the top 100 in the WTA world rankings.


In 2006 she won in Auckland, New Zealand their first title on the WTA Tour; in New Haven she beat the then number 6 in the world, Nadia Petrova, 4:6, 6:4, 7:6. The season ended with a final participation in Bali and tournament titles in Tokyo and Quebec.

The first major success came Bartoli 2007, when they reached the final of Wimbledon, but it lost to Venus Williams in two straight sets. Set at position 18, she turned it in the second round with the Serb Jelena Janković number three of the tournament and in the semifinals, even the top-seeded Belgian Justine Henin. In addition, it was in this year, both at the French Open ( losing to Jelena Janković ) and at the U.S. Open in the second round ( losing to Serena Williams). In 2007, she also played the final in Prague ( losing to Akiko Morigami ) and reached in Eastbourne ( losing to Justine Henin ), Luxembourg ( against Daniela Hantuchova from ) and Linz (Off against Patty Schnyder ) respectively the semi-finals. In addition, she stood in the quarterfinals of Toronto ( losing to Zi Yan) and in Zurich (Off against Tatiana Golovin ). Bartoli qualified for the WTA Tour Championships in Madrid, and completed her best year as a provisional world rankings decades.

At last year's success, they could not repeat in 2008, but she confirmed with the final taking part in Stanford ( losing to Aleksandra Wozniak ) and semi-finals in Montreal ( losing to Dominika Cibulková ) and Linz (off against Vera Swonarjowa ) their top 20 placement.

At the Australian Open 2009 her again achieved a great victory ( 6-1, 6-4 ) over the new number one, Jelena Janković, with whom she moved into the quarter-finals. Your fourth tournament victory she won in Monterrey against Na Li at year Bartoli was number 12 in the world.

Her biggest success in 2010 was reaching the semifinals in Miami (Category: Premier Mandatory ), in which she defeated Venus Williams in straight sets. In Cincinnati and Montreal (both Category: Premier 5) came from each of the quarter-final against Maria Sharapova or Azarenka Wiktoryja.


At the French Open in 2011 before she came to the semifinals, where she defeated in a match plagued by violent gusts of defending champion Francesca Schiavone. Three weeks earlier, she had to give up at the beginning of the second set due to injury and leave the tournament Andrea Petković in the final of Strasbourg. When grass tournament of Eastbourne it secured then her first WTA title on grass. After a clear semi-final victory over Australian Samantha Stosur in the final they defeated the Czech Petra Kvitová, but which demanded her three sets. This Bartoli moved up to No. 9 in the world rankings. At Wimbledon, she ended by a contested 6:3, 7:66 over defending champion Serena Williams for now their comeback and moved into the quarter-finals, in which they Sabine Lisicki was beaten 4:6, 7:64, 1:6 itself. At Stanford, Serena Williams could then return the favor. In the final, Bartoli defeated the resurgent U.S. citizen after a hard-fought first set with 5:7 and 1:6.

The year 2012 began auspiciously with the quarter-finals of Sydney, where she was stopped by the world number one Azarenka. In Melbourne, she succumbed in round three of the Chinese Zheng, reached after the tournament with No. 7 but their best position in the WTA world rankings. At the indoor tournament in Paris, she stood against Angelique Kerber in the final, in which she was beaten just under 6:7, 7:5, 3:6. In Doha she was disqualified in the semi-final against Sam Stosur. In Indian Wells, the blow came in the quarterfinals against Ana Ivanović before she could move into the semi-finals again in Miami, where she defeated Agnieszka Radwańska significantly. At the French Open, for they had acted in the run-up to an insider tip, they already failed in round two at the young Croat Petra Martić; well at Wimbledon, where she defeated Mirjana Lucic of the Croat - Baroni with 4:6 and 3:6. When hard court tournament in San Diego, then she reached the final, which she lost to Dominika Cibulková with 1:6 and 5:7.

On July 6, 2013 Bartoli won the tournament at Wimbledon with a 6-1 -, 6-4 final win over Sabine Lisicki and thus secured the only Grand Slam title of her career. She was the sixth player to have won the tournament without dropping a set.

On August 14, 2013 Marion Bartoli gave when she was eliminated from the tournament in Cincinnati in their second match against Simona Halep in three sets, known surprising her career end. Bartoli, who at that time was ranked seventh in the world rankings, justified this step with her ailing health.


Marion Bartoli played with both hands since 1992 both forehand and backhand. Her father had in 1992 a match of Monica Seles, who successfully practiced this technique seen, and his daughter then recommended, but also to play with both hands.


Bartoli was certified a far above the average intelligence quotient of 175. She has resided in Geneva.



Tournament Win


Performance at Grand Slam tournaments




  • 2013: Sportswoman of the Year in France