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Wimbledon champ Bartoli says she's done with tennis

Paris, Sep 8 (EFE).- French tennis player Marion Bartoli said in an interview Sunday that she was done with tennis "for good," quashing rumors that she might return to action at the Hopman Cup, which starts in late December and ends in January. "I am done with my career for good. I will not play that tournament in January. I will leave the slot for one of my colleagues," Bartoli told RTL. Reports surfaced in recent days that Bartoli would travel to Australia to team up with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga for the Hopman Cup.

Tennis: Bartoli signs up for US Open - as TV pundit

Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli, who shocked tennis by announcing her retirement last week, revealed her new job on Sunday -- as a TV pundit. The 28-year-old Frenchwoman said she will work for broadcaster Eurosport at the US Open which gets underway in New York next week. "Very thrilled to announce I will be part of the @Eurosport team for this @usopen commentating in english and french!!," she tweeted. Bartoli defeated Germany's Sabine Lisicki to win Wimbledon in July but quit the sport in tears after a second-round loss to Simona Halep in Cincinnati last week.

Tennis: Puzzled players pulling for post-tennis Bartoli

Marion Bartoli's shock retirement just weeks after her Wimbledon triumph sparked fond farewells, mixed with fears the French star was walking away from tennis too soon. Andy Murray, who ended Britain's agonizing 77-year wait for a men's Wimbledon champion, said he could see how achieving such a dream could leave a player feeling the game had nothing more to offer.

One day on, Bartoli has 'no regrets' about retirement

By Steve Keating CINCINNATI (Reuters) - In the cold light of day 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. Wimbledon champion Bartoli, 28, stunned the tennis world 12 hours earlier when she left the court after a second round defeat at the Western and Southern Open and told a news conference: "I feel it's time for me to walk away".

Tennis: Bartoli urged to reconsider quit decision

French tennis star Marion Bartoli's shock decision to retire from the game just weeks after winning Wimbledon caused shock at home Thursday and also calls to reconsider. "Very surprised," was the verdict of fellow Wimbledon winner and compatriot Amelie Mauresmo, skipper of the French Fed Cup team, and who in recent months had assumed some coaching duties with Bartoli. Mauresmo said she had not seen the decision coming but that the pair had been in contact overnight, first by text message, then by telephone.

Tennis: Bartoli urged to reconsider quit decision

French tennis star Marion Bartoli's shock decision to retire from the game just weeks after winning Wimbledon caused shock at home Thursday and also calls to reconsider. "Very surprised," was the verdict of fellow Wimbledon winner and compatriot Amelie Mauresmo, skipper of the French Fed Cup team, and who in recent months had assumed some coaching duties with Bartoli. Mauresmo said she had not seen the decision coming but that the pair had been in contact overnight, first by text message, then by telephone.

Tennis: Bartoli urged to reconsider quit decision

French tennis star Marion Bartoli's shock decision to retire from the game just weeks after winning Wimbledon caused shock at home Thursday and also calls to reconsider. "Very surprised," was the verdict of fellow Wimbledon winner and compatriot Amelie Mauresmo, skipper of the French Fed Cup team, and who in recent months had assumed some coaching duties with Bartoli. Mauresmo said she had not seen the decision coming but that the pair had been in contact overnight, first by text message, then by telephone.

Tennis: Injuries force Wimbledon champ Bartoli to retire

French tennis star Marion Bartoli made a shock retirement announcement Wednesday, ending her career at the top of her game just six weeks after winning Wimbledon. Citing a string of injuries, Bartoli dropped the bombshell shortly after losing in the second round of the Cincinnati Masters to Simona Halep. Bartoli, who is currently ranked a career-high seventh in the world, suffered a stunning 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 defeat to the 21-year-old Romanian.

Wimbledon champion Bartoli quits tennis at 28

By Steve Keating CINCINNATI (Reuters) - Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli shocked the tennis world on Wednesday by announcing her retirement from the sport at the age of 28. After a second round loss to Romanian Simona Halep at the Western and Southern Open, the Frenchwoman, ranked seventh in the world, walked into the media room and told stunned reporters: "I just can't do it anymore".

Tennis: Wimbledon champ Bartoli retires

Wimbledon winner Marion Bartoli made a shock retirement announcement on Wednesday, shortly after losing in the second round of the Cincinnati Masters to Romania's Simona Halep. The Frenchwoman, who won Wimbledon six weeks ago, dropped the bombshell after the 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 defeat. "It's time for me to retire and to call it a career. I feel it's time for me to walk away actually," said the 28-year-old. "My body just can't do it anymore."
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