Marion Bartoli retires: We look at the Wimbledon champion's career

Last Updated: 15/08/13 10:28am

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Marion Bartoli announces her retirement

Marion Bartoli announces her retirement

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Marion Bartoli stunned the world of tennis when she retired from the sport just six weeks after winning the Wimbledon title.

The 28-year-old Frenchwoman cited continuing injuries for deciding to call it a day, with the effort of winning Wimbledon taking its toll.

Here we look at the career of the Wimbledon champion.

1984: October 2 - Born in Le Puy en Velay, France.

1990: Takes up tennis after being introduced to the sport by her father Walter. Trains at a local cramped court.

1999: Plays first events of career on the ITF Circuit in France.

2001: Wins US Open junior title, beating ninth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova 4-6 6-3 6-4. Afterwards her father gives up his job as a doctor to become her full-time coach.

May: After winning two Futures events, she receives a wild card for the French Open, where she loses to Catalina Castao in the first round.

2003: After breaking into the top 100, she enters the main draw of a grand slam - the Australian Open - by right for the first time.

2006: Wins the first senior title of her career at the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand, beating Vera Zvonareva in the final.

Bartoli celebrates winning Wimbledon

2007: Cracks the top 10 for the first time and makes her maiden grand slam final appearance, losing to Venus Williams at Wimbledon in straight sets.

2009: Records her best performance at the Australian Open, reaching the quarter-finals where she loses to seventh seed Vera Zvonareva.

2010: Breaks back into the top 10 after winning Eastbourne.

2011: Reaches the semi-finals of the French Open before losing to Italian Francesca Schiavone.

2013: Announces she is no longer being coached by her father. Amelie Mauresmo is eventually chosen as his successor.

July 6: Wins Wimbledon singles title, defeating a nervous Sabine Lisicki 6-1 6-4, and says: "I'm just so happy to be holding this trophy. It's been my dream since I was six years old."

August 14: Announces retirement from tennis after losing to Simona Halep in the second round of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.

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