Bartoli and dad end coaching relationship

by: Matt Cronin February 10, 2013

Marion Bartoli tells AFP that she will stop traveling with her father, Walter, who has accompanied her as her coach during her entire career. Dr. Bartoli had said on numerous occasions in the past that he would remain her traveling coach for her entire career, but apparently they both had a change of heart.

Last week, the world No. 10  traveled to Fed Cup without him for the first time since 2004, and now the 28-year- old says that they made a joint decision for her to try something new.

For now, Bartoli will use the services of French Tennis Federation coaches and physios such as Nicolas Perrotte and Xavier Moreau and is hoping to work privately with French Fed Cup captain and former No. 1 Amelie Mauresmo.

"Much has been discussed together, there is no rupture or clash, it is just the culmination of a long reflection," she said. "It happened little by little, my father always wanted the best for me and he told me that it might be better if I try something else to get what I want: A Grand Slam title….I talk to him every day on the phone, there is no problem. We are always connected…For me the ideal would be to be with someone to help me win a Grand Slam and I think Amelie can. But it is up to her."

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