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Marion Bartoli has decided to quit professional tennis. She made that announcement yesterday in a press conference after her defeat against Simona Halep of Romania in the second round of the ongoing Western and Southern Open.

This announcement of Bartoli has shocked the entire tennis world. Nobody was expecting her to leave the game at an age of 28 only.

The Frenchwoman had recently won her maiden Grand Slam title by securing win over the German player Sabine Lisicki in the final of the Wimbledon Championships.

After that, she withdrew herself from the Stanford Classic because of her hamstring injury.

At that time, nobody had the clue that Bartoli was thinking about retirement. Her fans were hoping her to get fit soon and play at her best again in the last Grand Slam of the year i.e. US Open.

Announcing her retirement, Bartoli said, “It’s not easy to quit the game that you have played for so long, but, I think this is the right moment for me to do that.”

“I pursued my career for 13 years and I got the opportunity to fulfil my dream. People will remember me for the title that I won at Wimbledon. They are not going to remember me for the defeat that I suffered in today’s match.”

“I have suffered quite a few injuries this year and my body is not in a condition to take any more stress.”

“I had a phone conversation with my dad and I made him aware of my decision. He knows how hard I have worked over the years to fulfil my dream. He is a proud father.”

Bartoli’s father was her coach for most parts of her career. It was earlier this year in February that she parted ways with him.