Marion Bartoli (born 1984) is a former professional tennis player from France who was Wimbledon women’s singles champion of 2013. Coached by her father, she started playing tennis at the age of six and soon developed an impressive and particular two-handed playing style.
Bartoli made her professional debut in 2000, rising through the tennis ranks to be listed 7th in the world in 2012, beating female players such as Serena and Venus Williams. Bartoli now holds a wide number of titles including eight WTA Tour Championships singles titles and three doubles titles. Bartoli has also competed and placed in the Fed Cup, Hopman Cup, Australian Open, French Open and U.S. Open. She won Wimbledon in 2013 without losing one set, and went on to be the only female non-American player of the Open era to achieve such a feat.
Marion Bartoli retired in August 2013. In 2014, she participated in the STRIVE Challenge alongside personalities such as Sam Branson, Justin Packshaw and Noah Devereux, raising over £750K for the Big Change Trust by running, cycling, rowing and hiking from London to Switzerland. Marion’s success story as a sportsperson and her charitable work make her an ideal motivational speaker for corporate and public events.