“I started faster today which was good. I returned well but my serve was good, which was the key. I think I'm getting used to the conditions.”
“This is the first time I've been in a WTA final so it's really great to make it here in Auckland. I'm so tired I can't stand on my feet any more. Today the key was to run and run and finally I put a lot of pressure on her and she started to miss on the big points.”
Marion Bartoli (born October 2, 1984 in Le Puy-en-Velay, Haute-Loire) is a top-20 French professional tennis player. She started playing tennis at age 6. She was the runner-up at the 2007 Wimbledon Championships, a semi-finalist at the 2011 French Open and a finalist at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships. She is known for using two hands on both her forehand and backhand. On January 30, 2012 she rose to a new career high ranking of no. 7 in the world. She also is an animal lover and has a cat named Calinette.
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Marion Bartoli is best known as one of the best tennis players in the world.
Marion Bartoli has a close relationship with her father, Walter, who is also her coach. Some believe it’s a public show to hide a dominating parent.