Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  By KEVIN GOHEEN  |  Last updated 8/15/13
MASON, Ohio Frances Marion Bartoli realized a dream last month, winning her first Wimbledon singles championship. Wednesday night, she announced her retirement after losing in the second round of the Western & Southern Open to Romanias Simona Halep. A couple of hours before Bartoli walked off the Grandstand court at the Lindner Family Tennis Center following her 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 defeat, Martina Hingis and double partner Daniela Hantuchova had been eliminated from the doubles draw 6-4, 6-4, by the top-ranked team of Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci. Hingis, who once held the top singles ranking for 209 weeks, is less than a month into a second comeback to the WTA tour after being away for the last six years. Bartoli will turn 29 years old on Oct. 2. Hingis will turn 33 on Sept. 30. It's time for me to retire and to call it a career. I feel it's time for me to walk away actually, said Bartoli, composing herself as she spoke through tears. My body just can't do it anymore. I've been...
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