Tennis

Published: Thursday May 1, 2014 MYT 3:06:00 PM
Updated: Friday May 2, 2014 MYT 7:50:43 AM

Wimbledon champ Bartoli rules out comeback

2013 Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli from France has ruled out a comeback to tennis. - EPA

2013 Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli from France has ruled out a comeback to tennis. - EPA

LONDON (AFP): Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli will play the Liverpool grasscourt exhibition event in June but insists she has no plans to make a full-time comeback to the sport.

The 29-year-old Frenchwoman, who was a shock champion at Wimbledon last year, quit the sport just a month after, blaming the toll the tour was taking.

Despite agreeing to sign up for the pre-Wimbledon exhibition event to be staged at Liverpool University from June 19-22, Bartoli said it would be a one-off appearance.

When asked about a full-time comeback, Bartoli told the British Press Association: "It's not going to happen."!

She added: "Tennis is still my passion but I have other passions and they take a lot of work and dedication. I'm going to be 30 years old later this year and my body is extremely tired.

"I never had a feeling of maybe I didn't make the right decision. I'm moving on with my life. When I think about my tennis career it brings me pure happiness and pride but I don't feel I'm missing out."

Tags / Keywords: Marion Bartoli, Wimbledon, Liverpool University

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