|Marion Bartoli Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||October 2, 1984|
Marion Bartoli is a French former professional tennis player who was adept at both the singles and the doubles formats of the sport having been rated as high as world number 7 in singles in January 2012 and world number 15 in doubles in July 2004, as per the official WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) rankings. At Grand Slam tournaments, in the singles format, she won the 2013 edition of the Wimbledon Championships and reached the semi-final of the 2011 French Open. She had also reached the quarter-final of the 2009 Australian Open and the 2012 US Open. At Grand Slam tournaments, in the doubles format, she had reached the semi-final of the 2003 US Open and the quarter-final of the 2004 Wimbledon Championships. She won 8 singles and 3 doubles titles on the WTA Tour.
Le Puy-en-Velay, Haute-Loire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Marion completed her high school studies via Cned (Centre National d’Enseignement à Distance), a French public institution that operates under the Department of Education and provides distance learning material to students from kindergarten to the university level.
She then began her college-level studies in Retournac, a commune in the Haute-Loire department in south-central France.
Professional Tennis Player (Retired)
- Father – Walter Bartoli (Tennis Coach, Former Medical Doctor)
- Mother – Sophie Bartoli (Nurse)
- Siblings – Franck Bartoli (Brother) (Member of the French Army)
Right-Handed (Two-Handed Both Sides)
Marion Bartoli’s net worth had been $10 million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
63 kg or 139 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Marion has dated –
- Yahya Boumediene (2019-Present) – Marion got married to Belgian-Moroccan professional soccer player Yahya Boumediene in December 2019. They have a daughter together named Kamilya (b. December 2020).
Race / Ethnicity
She is of Corsican descent.
She often tends to dye her hair blonde.
- Toned physique
- Center-parted, shoulder-length, straight hair
- Radiant face
- Affable smile
She has been sponsored by –
- Prince Global Sports, LLC (American sporting goods manufacturing company)
- Red Bull (Austrian brand of energy drinks)
- Biocyte (French healthcare/wellness company)
- Lotto Sport Italia (Italian sports equipment manufacturer)
- Fila Holdings Corp. (sportswear manufacturer based in South Korea)
- Babolat (French tennis, badminton, and padel equipment company)
- Le Coq Sportif (French sports equipment manufacturer)
Marion Bartoli Favorite Things
- Sports – Tennis, Soccer
- Soccer Club – Olympique de Marseille
- Movies – Gladiator (2000), A Beautiful Mind (2001)
- Hobbies/Interests – Jet Skiing, Playing Volleyball, Painting, Playing Basketball, Listening to Music, Watching Movies
- Tennis Role Models/Inspirations – Pete Sampras, Monica Seles
Source – WTA Tennis
Marion Bartoli Facts
- Marion started playing tennis when she was about 6 years old. In her developmental years, she was coached by her father, a relationship that continued for her most of her professional career.
- Her father had no background in tennis but had prematurely retired from his career as a medical doctor to learn how to become a tennis coach so that he could train his daughter so well that she could one day become a professional tennis player.
- When she won the Wimbledon singles title in July 2013, the first and only Grand Slam tournament (Australian Open/French Open/Wimbledon Championship/US Open) victory of her career (singles or doubles), she had become just the 6th female player in the Open Era to win the Wimbledon singles title without losing a set. The other players to have achieved this feat before Marion are Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Lindsay Davenport, Venus Williams, and Serena Williams.
- The victory also made Marion, at that time, the female player who had participated in the most number of Grand Slam tournaments before winning one. This was her 47th appearance in the main draw of the singles event of a Grand Slam tournament. The record was previously held by former Czech professional tennis player Jana Novotná who won the Wimbledon singles title in 1998 in what was her 45th appearance in the main draw of the singles event of a Grand Slam tournament.
- Like Marion, this remained the only singles Grand Slam title of Jana’s career. However, Jana won 12 Grand Slam doubles titles (compared to Marion’s none). Marion and Jana have another connection too. Jana was supposed to begin coaching Marion in March 2013 but the arrangement was canceled about a week after the deal was announced.
- Representing France, Marion reached the final of the 2004 edition of the Fed Cup (the premier international team competition in women’s tennis) as well as the 2012 edition of the Hopman Cup (an international 8-team indoor hardcourt tennis tournament that plays mixed-gender teams on a country-by-country basis).
- She announced her retirement from competitive tennis in August 2013. She hinted at a comeback in March 2015 and then announced a return to the professional circuit in December 2017. However, continual injuries thwarted both of those attempts.
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