Marion Bartoli sensationally won Wimbledon in 2013, then just as sensationally retired from the game altogether a few weeks later.
Bartoli was busy in her post tennis career with design and fashion when a strange illness hit her in 2016 and she lost a staggering 5 stones but has now regained full fitness and wants to get back on the women tennis circuit. Bartoli attributes her comeback to her illness that left her fearing for her life. At a recent interview with the French newspaper L Equipe she said:
“The stopping of my first career in 2013 was heartbreaking due to a shoulder injury as I finally felt I had mastered everything to win these big tournaments and realize my dreams, if what happened to me in 2016 did not happen I do not think I would have had this feeling as powerful to come to the courts,”
The crowds of the North West will get to watch Marion Bartoli in action when she appears at the Williams BMW Liverpool International Tennis Tournament at Liverpool Cricket Club from 21st to the 24th June.
Williams BMW Liverpool International Tournament director Anders Borg says: “Marion is a fantastic person and a great inspiration to everyone and we very much look forwards to seeing her back on the grass courts of one of the oldest sporting grounds in England, The Liverpool Cricket Club.