Manila, Aug 16: The tennis world has reacted with disbelief at Wimbledon Champion Marion Bartoli’s decision to retire from tennis, after her second round loss at the Western and Southern Open on Wednesday.
According to abs-cbnnews.com, immediately social media exploded with fans, coaches, commentators and players, past and present, reacting with surprise and support.
Kim Clijsters said that it was crazy to wake up hearing about the news but she understood the feeling, while congratulating the player on a great career.
Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki, too, wished Bartoli all the best and said that the winner had made her dream come true.
Victoria Azarenka said that she saw the news on Twitter and thought it was not true, while the men’s Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray said that he was happy to see the women’s Wimbledon Champion go out as a winner.
Described as quirky and brilliant, there was no denying that Bartoli marched to the unique beat of her own drum, the report said. (ANI)