Marion Bartoli Backtracks On Tennis Comeback Amid Shoulder Pains

Marion Bartoli has announced that she will no longer return to tennis after suffering shoulder inuries in training.

Marion Bartoli (zimbio.com)

2013 Wimbledon champion, Marion Bartoli has backtracked her planned return to tennis after suffering shoulder pains during training. 

The 33 year old had announced at the start of the year that she would return to tennis after retiring five years ago and would make her return at the Miami Open. However after playing the tiebreak tens event in New York, she felt she had a long way to go in her fitness to compete at the top of her game. The former world number 7 then set a target of Roland Garros as she looked to play in front of her home crowd however she wasn’t in the draw and it seems we now know the reason for not competing there.

The former grand slam champion sent out a four part tweet stating her physical problems and why she has had to stop her tennis comeback. Here is her statement:

“To my dismay I must unfortunately stop my attempt to comeback. Indeed the necessary increases in doses of workouts to try and find my best level, caused pain again to my right shoulder,” Bartoli stated. “This became incompatible with a recovery at a highest level. I would like to thank all the people who accompanied me on this wonderful adventure. I will now take the time of reflection to study the various professional projects that are available to me. Nethertheless I have a profound desire to convey the high level I had learnt and would like to invest this into a player, to exploit her full potential.” 

It sounds through Bartoli’s statement that she would like to invest into coaching a player at some point as she has that desire to achieve more success in tennis. The 33 year old has recently become a pundit for ITV through their Roland Garros and has previously appeared on Eurosport France.

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