Bartoli announces shock retirement from Tennis.Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli made a shock retirement announcement, shortly after losing in the 2nd round of Cincinnati Masters to Simona Halep.Bartoli, citing a series of injuries, dropped a bomb shortly after losing in the second round of the Cincinnati Masters to Romania Simona Halep.
Top French star suffered a stunning 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 defeat to Halep.”The time has come for me to retire and call it a career. Feel that the time has come for me to walk away in fact,” he said of a 28-year-old.The announcement comes two weeks ago and was scheduled Bartoli to compete in the U.S. Open in New York.In the event of Cincinnati, said eighth-seeded Bartoli Wimbledon helped her reach the top of her game but also cause severe strain on her physical and mental well-being.”I’ve been a tennis player for a long time, and I had a chance to make the biggest dream a reality,” said Bartoli, who won more than $ 11 million in prize money during her 13-year career.
“I felt that I really, really pushed through the border at the end of the day to do it, but now I just can not do it anymore,” she said.”I’ve been through a lot of injuries since the beginning of the year. I really pushed through and leave everything during this Wimbledon,” she added.”I felt really gave all the energy I have left inside my body, and (Wimbledon) will remain with me forever, but now my body just can not handle everything.”
Bartoli, ranked seventh in the world, has battled a series of injuries over the past few years. Has played just three games since winning Wimbledon and after the withdrawal of several hard court championships in July due to abdominal muscle injury.Won a match last week in Toronto on the American Lauren Davis but lost to 33 ranked Magdalena in the next day.
“I have pain everywhere after 45 minutes or an hour of play,” said Bartoli. “I’ve been doing this for a long time. And, yes, it’s just the body of wisdom I just can not do it anymore.”Bartoli, who turned pro in 2000, has trained most of her career by her father, Walter, a doctor.
In addition to Wimbledon, Bartoli won another seven titles WTA Tour, starting in Auckland in 2006. Most visitors have, prior to Wimbledon, whether in 2011 in Eastbourne and Osaka, Japan.”It was a difficult decision to make I do not take this easily,” she said.