Bartoli to play exhibition, but has no comeback plans

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 /by
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Marion Bartoli insists she has no plans to make a comeback after signing up to play a pre-Wimbledon exhibition at Liverpool.

"It's not going to happen," she told British wire agency PA. "Tennis is still my passion but I have other passions.

"I'm going to be 30 years old later this year and my body is extremely tired."

Bartoli retired unexpectedly last year, less than two months after her victory at Wimbledon. Since then, she has been seen regularly at various tennis and non-tennis events—attending several tournaments, doing some television commentary, launching a new line of fashion, and even attending a meeting on sport diplomacy with French government members.

During this time, she has not had any urge to return to tour.

"I never had the feeling of, 'maybe I didn't make the right decision'," she said. "When I think about my tennis career it brings me pure happiness and pride, but I don't feel I'm missing out."

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