Marion "Quitter" Bartoli: Today "achieved" her 20th career retirement
I think it's important to keep this in mind, especially in light of today's match and Razzano's comments in the press conference yesterday. Bartoli is always complaining about some injury, and, more than that, she constantly tanks and quits. This is not the "stuff of champions." Federer never retires from a match.
I really like Marion sometimes, and her game is beautiful to watch when she's in form, but this is just really pathetic and embarrassing. Retiring so often is disrespectful to the opponent and the fans who pay big bucks to watch tournaments.
ITF La Canada, SF, Granville def. Bartoli 6-1, 1-0 ret.
WTA LA, R64, Snyder def. Bartoli 6-3, 4-2 ret.
WTA Birmingham, R64, Pennetta def. Bartoli 1-1 ret.
WTA Bali, R16, Garbin def. Bartoli 6-0, 2-0 ret.
2005: (about 20% of tournaments entered this year, that’s one in every five)
WTA Canberra, QF, Ivanovic def. Bartoli 6-1, 2-0 ret.
WTA Pattaya City, R16, Serna def. Bartoli 6-4 ret.
WTA Dubai, R16, Myskina def. Bartoli 4-2 ret.
WTA Eastbourne, QF, Dushevina def. Bartoli 5-0 ret.
WTA Quebec City, SF, Arvidsson def. Bartoli 6-4, 1-0 ret.
WTA Charleston, R16, Castano def. Bartoli 5-4 ret.
WTA Rabat, R32, Kloesel def. Bartoli 6-2, 2-0 ret.
WTA Estoril, QF, Llagostera Vives def. Bartoli 6-2, 3-1 ret.
WTA Toronto, QF, Yan def. Bartoli 6-2, 3-0 ret.
WTA Zurich, QF, Golovin def. Bartoli 4-5 ret.
WTA Strasbourg, R16, Peng def. Bartoli 6-1, 1-0 ret.
WTA Cincinnati, R32, Jackson def. Bartoli 7-6, 2-2 ret.
WTA Moscow, R32, Cibulkova def. Bartoli 6-1, 4-1 ret.
WTA Sydney, R32, South def. Bartoli 1-1 ret.
WTA Dubai, R16, Zvonareva def. Bartoli 5-2 ret.
WTA Eastbourne, SF, Razzano def. Bartoli 6-4, 1-0 ret.
GRAND TOTAL: 20 retirements in 8 seasons = 2.5 per year = not good