Wimbledon 2013 champion Marion Bartoli of France, who announced last week that she will retiring from professional tennis, will still be seen at the upcoming US Open 2013 Championships in New York. This time, she won’t be going there as a competitor but as an analyst.
Bartoli will join a team of respected tennis personalities that will cover the last Grand Slam event of the season. The Frenchwoman will join Mats Wilander, Barbara Schett, Amelie Mauresmo, Henri Leconte and Patrick Mouratoglou (Serena Williams’ coach) of the Eurosport team.
As part of the team, Bartoli will have a chance to provide expert analysis of the sport and she will be working with the English and French broadcasting teams.
At the Cincinnati Open last week, Bartoli announced to the world that she will be walking away from the game, citing that she “just can’t do it anymore.”
“Well, it’s never easy and obviously there is never a time to say it or whatever, but that was actually the last match of my career,” said Bartoli after her second round loss to Simona Halep in Cincinnati. “It’s time for me to retire and to call it a career.”
“I feel it’s time for me to walk away,” she added.