Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Marion Bartoli


  • Birth Date 02/10/1984
  • Birth Place Le Puy en Velay, FRA
  • Residence Geneva, SUI
  • Nationality France
  • Height 5'6¾" / 1.70m
  • Plays Right Handed (Double Handed Both Sides)
  • Favourite Surface Clay, Hard
  • Coach Walter BARTOLI - Father
  • Age Started Tennis 6
  • Age Turned Pro 15
  • Personal Interests Cinema, Music and Painting

Bartoli has defeated two reigning World No.1 players in her career so far. She defeated Justine Henin in the semi-final of the 2007 Wimbledon Championships 1–6, 7–5, 6–1 and she defeated Jelena Janković in the fourth round of the 2009 Australian Open 6–1, 6–4. She has also recorded wins over former World No. 1 Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Ana Ivanović, Lindsay Davenport, Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Dinara Safina, and Kim Clijsters as well as many top 5 and top 10 players.

Bartoli is known for her unorthodox and very intense style of play on the court. She uses two hands on both the forehand and the backhand, and is generally classed as an aggressive and hard-hitting player. She developed her two-handed style on the advice of her father, who is also her coach. He had seen the classic 1992 French Open final in which Monica Seles defeated Steffi Graf, and immediately was inspired to teach the technique to his daughter.

Marion Bartoti Tennis Player

Bartoli then entered her final tournament of the year, the 2010 HP Open in Osaka, Japan. Ranked 16 in the world, she was seeded 2nd behind Samantha Stosur. Bartoli cruised into the quarterfinals by defeating Julie Coin 6–2, 6–1 and Stefanie Vögele 6–2, 6–2. She then defeated American veteran Jill Craybas 6–1, 6–2 to book a place in the semifinals with Tamarine Tanasugarn, where she lost 2–6, 5–7

Maria Bartoli Performance

Marion Bartoli  Looking so Beautiful

Marion Bartoli Casual Clothes

Bartoli will kick off her 2011 season on January 2nd with an appearance at the 2011 Brisbane International. She will be seeded 4th. She will then make a debut appearance at the 2011 Moorilla Hobart International as the top seed before flying to Melbourne to compete at the 2011 Australian Open Grand Slam.

Marion Bartoti Serious Expression

Marion Bartoli Expression

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