70 Facts About Marion Bartoli

1. Marion Bartoli won the next four, including a victory in 2007 at Wimbledon where she went on to reach the final, and a win at the 2009 Australian Open against Jankovic who was ranked world No 1 at the time.

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2. Marion Bartoli won their first meeting in 2005 at Auckland in three sets.

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3. Marion Bartoli won to record what was at the time her third victory over a reigning world No 1.

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4. The match had no meaning because Marion Bartoli could not qualify for the semifinals as Sharapova had lost her two matches and Azarenka had already qualified for the semifinals.

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5. At the 2011 WTA Tour Championships, Marion Bartoli qualified as a reserve for Maria Sharapova and in the only match she played, she upset Azarenka in three sets.

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6. In December 2017, Marion Bartoli announced her return to the professional tour, and she stated she hoped to be back for the Miami Open in March 2018.

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7. In 2014, Marion Bartoli played for the Austin Aces' inaugural season in the World TeamTennis.

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8. Marion Bartoli was chosen as the L'Equipe Champion of Champions in December 2013.

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9. Marion Bartoli's became the female player who participated in the most Grand Slam tournaments before winning one, as this was her 47th such tournament.

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10. Marion Bartoli won the match in straight sets for her first and only Grand Slam title.

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11. Marion Bartoli's lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova in the second round.

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12. Marion Bartoli entered her first tournament without her father acting as her coach at the Qatar Total Open, where she was seeded ninth.

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13. Marion Bartoli's reached the third round, where she was defeated by the 19th seed Ekaterina Makarova.

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14. Marion Bartoli's was seeded second and reached the quarterfinals, where she was defeated by fifth seed Klara Zakopalova.

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15. Marion Bartoli started the 2013 season by participating in a new tournament, the Shenzhen Open.

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16. Marion Bartoli was seeded eighth at the French Open, where she was defending semifinal points from the previous year.

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17. Marion Bartoli's retired due to an injury against third seed Samantha Stosur in the semifinals.

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18. Marion Bartoli's received a bye into the second round, then defeated Petra Martic, Roberta Vinci and Klara Zakopalova to reach the final, which she lost to Angelique Kerber.

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19. Marion Bartoli reached the quarterfinals of her first WTA tournament of the year in Sydney and was seeded eighth.

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20. Marion Bartoli finished the year ninth in the race to the Year End Championships in Istanbul, thus earning a place as the first alternate player.

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21. Marion Bartoli's took the title by defeating top seed and US Open champion Samantha Stosur.

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22. Marion Bartoli's won her opening two rounds, defeating Anastasia Rodionova and Klara Zakopalova, before losing to Petra Cetkovska in the quarterfinals.

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23. Marion Bartoli reached the semifinals for the fifth straight year and beat seventh seed Samantha Stosur.

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24. Marion Bartoli's beat 13th seed Svetlana Kuznetsova in the quarterfinals.

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25. Marion Bartoli's moved into the quarterfinals after Gisela Dulko retired during their fourth round match.

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26. Marion Bartoli was the top seed at the Internationaux de Strasbourg, and reached the final where she faced 2nd seed Andrea Petkovic.

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27. Marion Bartoli was seeded 2nd at the BMW Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur, where she reached the quarterfinals and lost to fifth seed Lucie Safarova.

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28. At the Qatar Ladies Open in Doha, Marion Bartoli was unseeded but reached the semifinals, where she lost to world No 1 Caroline Wozniacki.

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29. Marion Bartoli's lost to fifth seed Klara Zakopalova in the quarterfinals.

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30. Marion Bartoli was top seeded at the Hobart International in her first appearance at the tournament.

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31. Marion Bartoli's was seeded fourth and reached the semifinals, where she was defeated by Andrea Petkovic.

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32. Marion Bartoli kicked off her 2011 season at the Brisbane International.

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33. Marion Bartoli managed a further quarterfinal appearance at the Rogers Cup in Montreal, where she was seeded 17th.

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34. Marion Bartoli's defeated Vera Dushevina, Agnes Szavay and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez to reach the semifinals for the fourth consecutive year.

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35. Marion Bartoli was seeded eighth at the Aegon International at Eastbourne.

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36. Marion Bartoli started her year as the 11th seed at the Australian Open.

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37. At the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo, Marion Bartoli was seeded 14th and reached the quarterfinals, where she lost to seventh seed Jelena Jankovic.

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38. Marion Bartoli played her first tournament of the US Open Series in Stanford as eighth seed.

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39. At the French Open, Marion Bartoli won her opening match against fellow Frenchwoman Pauline Parmentier, but was then defeated by Tathiana Garbin in the second round.

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40. Marion Bartoli won her fourth career title at the Monterrey Open.

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41. Marion Bartoli's was then upset by Bethanie Mattek, suffering calf and shoulder injuries.

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42. At the Australian Open, Marion Bartoli was upset by Sofia Arvidsson after Bartoli was up a break in both the second and third sets.

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43. At the Tier I event in Zurich Marion Bartoli reached the quarterfinals, where she retired due to injury in her match against Tatiana Golovin.

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44. At the US Open, Marion Bartoli reached the fourth round for the first time by defeating world No 25 Lucie Safarova.

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45. At Wimbledon, Marion Bartoli made her Grand Slam breakthrough by advancing to her first grand slam final, after defeating top-seeded Justine Henin in the semifinal, in one of the biggest upsets in Wimbledon history.

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46. Marion Bartoli's reached the semifinals at Eastbourne, but lost to world No 1 Justine Henin.

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47. Marion Bartoli began 2007 with another second-round exit at the Australian Open, this time falling to Victoria Azarenka.

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48. Marion Bartoli's lost to Russian Vera Dushevina in the second round.

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49. Marion Bartoli got to her third singles semifinal of the year in Cincinnati, before pulling out of her match with Lindsay Davenport with a blister on her right hand.

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50. Marion Bartoli's got to the quarterfinals of Wimbledon in doubles, partnering Loit for the second successive Grand Slam.

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51. Marion Bartoli began the season by getting to her first WTA semifinal in the season-opener in Auckland.

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52. At the Acura Classic, Marion Bartoli defeated her first top-20 player, Meghann Shaughnessy, before losing to Kim Clijsters in the third round.

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53. Marion Bartoli began 2003 by coming through the qualifying draw in the Canberra Women's Classic to reach her first WTA semifinal, where she lost to Francesca Schiavone.

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54. Marion Bartoli started entering tournaments regularly at the age of 16.

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55. Marion Bartoli's started using the 29 inch frames in 2006 and soon won her first tournament in Auckland.

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56. Marion Bartoli was coached by the former World No 1 Amelie Mauresmo, under whom she won the 2013 Wimbledon Championships.

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57. Marion Bartoli's has resisted pressure to play without him, including giving up the chance to play at the Olympics in London in 2012 because she would not play in the Fed Cup without his private coaching.

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58. Marion Bartoli's changed her service motion many times over the years.

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59. Marion Bartoli was not a very good mover on court, a state exacerbated by her two-fisted strokes, which made her vulnerable to fast all-court players such as Agnieszka Radwanska.

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60. Marion Bartoli had seen the classic 1992 French Open final in which Monica Seles defeated Steffi Graf, and immediately was inspired to teach Seles' technique to his daughter.

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61. Marion Bartoli's developed her two-handed style on the advice of her father and longtime coach, Walter Bartoli.

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62. Marion Bartoli was known for her unorthodox and intense style of play on the court.

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63. Marion Bartoli was introduced to tennis by her medical doctor father, Walter, when she was six years old.

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64. Marion Bartoli's is of Corsican descent; her family is from Palneca, Corse-du-Sud.

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65. Marion Bartoli's is the only player ever to have played at both the WTA Tour Championships and the WTA Tournament of Champions in the same year, in 2011.

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66. Marion Bartoli reached at least the quarterfinal stage at each of the four Grand Slams.

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67. Marion Bartoli's announced her immediate retirement from professional tennis on 14 August 2013.

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68. Marion Bartoli's won eight Women's Tennis Association singles and three doubles titles.

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69. Marion Bartoli's won the 2013 Wimbledon Championships singles title after previously being runner-up in 2007, and was a semifinalist at the 2011 French Open.

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70. Marion Bartoli is a French former professional tennis player.

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