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Bartoli bombshell interview: Definetely no no no to Beijing Olympics

"The French media are the best at putting pressure on you."

"I told the federation that I won't play the Olympics this year"

"I don't like Beijing as a city, so it's not hard for my real goals, and for me it's to play the one at Wimbledon in 2012. I won't miss that one for anything in the world."

"The new generation is coming up and Amelie [Mauresmo] won't play beyond another two or three years and I will be the No. 1."

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Marion Bartoli, the No. 6 seed, isn't playing Fed Cup or the Olympics, joining Andy Roddick as a notable player on the sidelines. France's top player hasn't done much since reaching the Wimbledon final behind a quarter here and a semi there, but she's not totally unhappy with the way her game has gone.

However, she is not a player who likes to be put into intense situations. In some ways, you could imagine her back home in Switzerland with her paints and easels, conjuring up another idea for the canvas. She just finished another oil painting, this one with a very young boy and girl in black and white clasping hands and looking for hope, which they see the sole color in the piece: a long stemmed red rose. Bartoli has 10 paintings that she likes and that are hung in her home.

"It's like on the court, I'm also crafty," she said. "There's even an artistic part of me going on in me, but I think I'm a better tennis player than painter. I don't want to have a show though … only for fun."

The double two-hander also has difficulties with the French press, whom she thinks expects too much of her. It's a double-edged sword, though. If there are expectations that means that analysts think you are good. If not, you aren't worth writing about, and that can lead to a great deal of sadness, too.
"The media expected me to play well in Australia be in the semis or the final and it's hard to deal with it," she said. "The French media are the best at putting pressure on you."

Bartoli will not compromise with the French Tennis Federation when it comes to the inclusion of her father, Walter, as her coach on national teams. So there will be no trip to Beijing this year and no Fed Cup. But she believes that next year a compromise could be in the offing.

"I told the federation that I won't play the Olympics this year and it's hard anyway to put the Olympics in my schedule, to go from Wimbledon, to Montreal, to Beijing and back to the US Open. I don't like Beijing as a city, so it's not hard for my real goals, and for me it's to play the one at Wimbledon in 2012. I won't miss that one for anything in the world.

"We have to talk with all the players and try to find a solution, I'm only 23. There is a solution. They will compromise. The new generation is coming up and Amelie [Mauresmo] won't play beyond another two or three years and I will be the No. 1. We can find a solution so I can play one or two years. I love playing for my country the most. Anything is possible. But I need my best possible preparation and that means I need my dad."

Marion says that her dad did offer to back away at times, but she definitively does not want him to do that. She's an unusual 23-year-old in that respect, failing to even put a nick in the proverbial umbilical cord, but she revels in their unique bond.

"He said, 'It's your career and if you want to play Fed Cup without me, that's okay," she said. "But I don't want to feel like I'm not ready to compete and be unprepared and without him. I don't feel the strongest."

She feels that her dad was once misunderstood, but not any more and thinks he has garnered respect.

"Since the day I made the final of a Grand Slam, it's changed. I'm not a great athlete. I need to have everything right and precise to compete well and people didn't think I could be a Top-10 player and now I'm there and he gives me the harder preparation that I need."

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will not write a thing about what I think about her now

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Kudos for that.

A nice difference to all the streamline personalities around. My way or no way. I like that attitude.

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However, she is not a player who likes to be put into intense situations. In some ways, you could imagine her back home in Switzerland with her paints and easels, conjuring up another idea for the canvas. She just finished another oil painting, this one with a very young boy and girl in black and white clasping hands and looking for hope, which they see the sole color in the piece: a long stemmed red rose. Bartoli has 10 paintings that she likes and that are hung in her home.

"It's like on the court, I'm also crafty," she said. "There's even an artistic part of me going on in me, but I think I'm a better tennis player than painter. I don't want to have a show though … only for fun."


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Marion love her ever so much

But the Amelie comment made me not even read the article properly

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She didn't say anything about Amélie, she just granted that she doesn't see her playing more than 2 or 3 years.
Marion is at least showing some personality, like it or not. She is very extreme in her way of thinking - even though she wants a compromise with the French Federation .

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wasting hr chaces to play in the most precious event

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Her loss. A lot can happen 4 years, Marion shouldn't be counting on playing the 2012 games already, she should take the opportunity when she has it.
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I love her attitude. She knows exactly who she is and what she wants. She makes her own decisions and she takes responsibility. She seems ok to me.

The Olympics? In another thread I said that the Olympics were as important or unimportant as a player chose to make them. In Marion's case, for her the Olympics 2008 are obviously not important whereas the Olympics 2012 are very important. That is how she feels. Others may disagree and that is ok too but she is entitled to that value judgement.

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The new generation is coming up and Amelie [Mauresmo] won't play beyond another two or three years and I will be the No. 1.
She already IS the French No. 1 , though still thinks that Amélie is

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