Around a month ago, Marion Bartoli was at an all time high, winning Wimbledon. Yesterday, she announced that she is retiring from the game at the age of 28.
In a tearful press conference after her loss in Cincinnati, Bartoli cited the physical pain she has endured as the reason, "I have pain everywhere after 45 minutes or an hour of play…. It's just body wise. I just can't do it anymore. Everyone will remember my Wimbledon title. No one will remember the last match I played here."
She went on, "That was actually the last match of my career," she said. "Sorry. It's time for me to retire and call it a career. I feel it's time for me to walk away actually."
Thanks to YouTube and the WTA, Bartoli on her decision: