Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli announced that she would be retiring from tennis just over a month after winning the tournament earlier this summer. The French tennis star was competing in the Cincinnati Open when she lost to Simona Halep (3-6, 6-4, 6-1) in the second round of the tournament.
Bartoli called her father after the loss to inform him that she would be calling it a career.
The 28-year-old, who has eight singles wins in her career, cited pain in multiple areas of her body for the reason to retire. She has been dealing with soreness in her shoulder, back, hips and Achilles.
“I have pain everywhere after 45 minutes or an hour of play…. it’s just body wise I just can’t do it anymore,” Bartoli said, via Sports Illustrated.
“Everyone will remember my Wimbledon title. No one will remember the last match I played here. That was probably the last little bit of something that was left inside me.”
Bartoli is right. Everyone will remember her win over Sabine Lisicki in the Wimbledon final this summer and that is one heck of a way to go out.