2013 Wimbledon champ battling unknown, life-threatening virus

Just three years ago, Marion Bartoli was the women’s champion at Wimbledon. Now, the former world No. 7 player is fighting for her life against an unidentifiable disease. Bartoli is just 31 years old but has contracted a virus so rare that the medical community does not have a name for it. The disease has led to her rapid weight loss — approximately 40 pounds since February...
Via The Comeback
July 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli: “I fear for my life”

Former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli announced on ITV‘s This Morning on Thursday that she has been suffering from a “horrendous” virus. Bartoli claims that doctors cannot pinpoint the disease, but it has caused significant weight loss and food sensitivity. Her diet now consists of organic salad leaves and peeled cucumbers, and now she’s even sensitive to tap water and...
Via Excelle Sports
July 07, 2016

3 years after winning Wimbledon, Bartoli says she is ill

LONDON (AP) Three years after winning the title at Wimbledon, Marion Bartoli said she has contracted an unknown virus and her life is an ''absolute nightmare.'' The 31-year-old Frenchwoman is now extremely thin and said it's because she is ill. ''My life right now, it's an absolute nightmare,'' Bartoli said in an interview on British channel ITV's ''This Morning'' show. ''What...
Via Associated Press
July 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Tennis champ is wasting to death from mystery plague

LONDON — Former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli is suffering from a virus that forced her withdrawal from an invitational event at the grand slam tournament in London and has her fearing for her life. Bartoli, who has lost 44 pounds (20 kilograms) since picking up the virus early this year, said on Thursday she could stomach...
Via New York Post
July 07, 2016

What retirement? Roddick, Bartoli to be team tennis teammates

Victoria Azarenka will star for the Philadelphia Freedoms in World TeamTennis. The No. 2 player in the world was selected in the Mylan WTT marquee player draft on Tuesday. Azarenka returns to WTT for the first time in four years. The San Diego Aviators will feature the No. 1 doubles team of Bob and Mike Bryan. They'll be joined by Daniela Hantuchova, who will make her WTT debut...
Via Associated Press
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bartoli hasn't left tennis behind in retirement

Just to be clear: Marion Bartoli is not coming out of retirement. The reigning Wimbledon champion did say, however, that she may play at the All England Club this year - in the invitational legends' doubles event. ''So I will play the second week,'' she said Wednesday. The 29-year-old Frenchwoman, who retired suddenly just weeks after winning the Wimbledon title last year, has...
Via Associated Press
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Marion Bartoli Debuts Wristband Collection at the Australian Open

Of course the girl who always rocks the Louboutins off the court, and who would always bring her precious Louis (Vuitton that is) on the court, would be the one to come up with a way to bling out any tennis outfit - a wristband collection!  I haven't been able to find any press about it, but Marion Bartoli took it upon herself to put it out there via Twitter: My best friend ...
Via Onthegotennis
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

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