French Lawn Tennis Player and Wimbledon 2013 (Women’s Singles) winner Marion Bartoli announced her retirement on 14 August 2013, during the Western & Southern Open at Lindner Family Tennis Centre in Cincinnati, Ohio. She announced the retirement after losing in the second round of the Cincinnati Masters to Romania's Simona Halep. Bartoli is 28-years-old.
Bartoli, won over 11 million US dollars in prize money during her 13-year career. She is ranked seventh in the world. Bartoli, turned professional in the year 2000 and was coached most of her career by her father, Walter, who is a doctor.
Besides Wimbledon 2013, Bartoli won seven other WTA Tour titles, the first one was in Auckland in 2006. Recently she won two tournaments both in 2011 at Eastbourne and Osaka, Japan, prior to Wimbledon.
Who: Marion Bartoli
What: announced her retirement
When: 14 August 2013