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Leo_DFP
Jun 19th, 2009, 10:38 PM
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.




2002:
ITF La Canada, SF, Granville def. Bartoli 6-1, 1-0 ret.

2003:
WTA LA, R64, Snyder def. Bartoli 6-3, 4-2 ret.

2004:
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.

2006:
WTA Charleston, R16, Castano def. Bartoli 5-4 ret.
WTA Rabat, R32, Kloesel def. Bartoli 6-2, 2-0 ret.

2007:
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.

2008:
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.

2009:
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

ElusiveChanteuse
Jun 19th, 2009, 10:41 PM
:worship: Almost all the matches she retired are when she was on the losing side.:)

mckyle.
Jun 19th, 2009, 10:42 PM
Only 20?

Ferg
Jun 19th, 2009, 10:43 PM
:worship: Almost all the matches she retired are when she was on the losing side.:)

:scratch: Uh... duh... Injury does that to you.

Leo_DFP
Jun 19th, 2009, 10:45 PM
:scratch: Uh... duh... Injury does that to you.

More like laziness and wimpiness do that to you.

Ferg
Jun 19th, 2009, 10:46 PM
More like laziness and wimpiness do that to you.

I knew it. Pathetic thread. :lol:


Marion haters having a field day today. :rolleyes:

matthias
Jun 19th, 2009, 10:46 PM
with Stevenson around this is nothing to talk about!

frenchie
Jun 19th, 2009, 10:47 PM
that's pretty bad!

and that doesn't include all the limping, cramping and acting performances

Libertango
Jun 19th, 2009, 10:49 PM
I think Morita is after Marion in this regard. But yea, this is :help:

sammy01
Jun 19th, 2009, 10:49 PM
:scratch: Uh... duh... Injury does that to you.

no injuries that are true injuries force players to retire like tati vs sharapova in miami, pierce vs vera in linz or ALG vs sharapova in moscow. when you see injuries like these you realise how much bartoli takes the piss out of the trainers and retiring.

true injuries are stomach churning and can happen when the player is winning as well as losing.

Polikarpov
Jun 19th, 2009, 10:51 PM
Congratulations.

Leo_DFP
Jun 19th, 2009, 10:52 PM
no injuries that are true injuries force players to retire like tati vs sharapova in miami, pierce vs vera in linz or ALG vs sharapova in moscow. when you see injuries like these you realise how much bartoli takes the piss out of the trainers and retiring.

true injuries are stomach churning and can happen when the player is winning as well as losing.

:worship:

Well said, and if all of her injuries are so bad, then why does she usually play a tournament the very next week or two weeks after a retirement? Very suspicious.

charmedRic
Jun 19th, 2009, 10:58 PM
that's pretty bad!

and that doesn't include all the limping, cramping and acting performances

LOL

Shvedbarilescu
Jun 19th, 2009, 11:14 PM
:worship:

Well said, and if all of her injuries are so bad, then why does she usually play a tournament the very next week or two weeks after a retirement? Very suspicious.

Yes this is true. I had a look at all those retirements and in the vast majority of cases she was back playing tennis 1 or 2 weeks later. In some cases just four or five days later, infact. I personally have nothing against Bartoli. When she is playing well she if fun to watch and her Wimbledon run was dramatic, remarkable and quite deserved.

As for the topic of this thread I don't really want to say anything else about it myself but I would add the fact that so often Bartoli plays just one or two weeks after retiring injured says a great deal on it's own without any additional words needed.

Marionated
Jun 19th, 2009, 11:20 PM
Nothing better to do :rolleyes:

Leo_DFP
Jun 19th, 2009, 11:37 PM
Nothing better to do :rolleyes:

Bored at work, and I enjoy my tennis stats. :)))) ;)

Shepster
Jun 19th, 2009, 11:41 PM
I also saw her last year at Birmingham against Cetkovska where she tanked the last set and cried injury afterwards. To be honest though, I'd rather she quit than not compete.

ChriS.
Jun 20th, 2009, 12:08 AM
Today she could have won that match so I do not think she would have retired without having a real injury. She obviously had an injury and if she played on she might have made it worse and reduced her chances at Wimbledon. It just shows how little winning at Eastbourne means to these players. She could have continued playing at 50% and just lost the set very quickly, I suppose, but that would not have given the fans anything worth watching so she probably made the right decision.

Hayato
Jun 20th, 2009, 12:14 AM
Stevenson has retired about 25 times in just the last 5 years or so :lol:

Ryan
Jun 20th, 2009, 12:16 AM
Quittoli. :rocker: That's pretty sad though.

Temporary0369
Jun 20th, 2009, 12:27 AM
no injuries that are true injuries force players to retire like tati vs sharapova in miami, pierce vs vera in linz or ALG vs sharapova in moscow. when you see injuries like these you realise how much bartoli takes the piss out of the trainers and retiring.

true injuries are stomach churning and can happen when the player is winning as well as losing.

Oh whatever Anna :rolleyes:. Can't believe you didn't shake her hand yesterday.

Leo_DFP
Jun 20th, 2009, 12:31 AM
Stevenson has retired about 25 times in just the last 5 years or so :lol:

Yeah, but Stevenson is not a Top 10-20 player. Bartoli is.

Equipped
Jun 20th, 2009, 12:34 AM
The WTA may have its headcases (my fave the most obvious suspect), but Bartoli is taking the baton from Patty as its resident WHACK-JOB.

She retires, she emotes, she has one of the strangest (even if effective) games I've ever seen, but (most of all) the girl just seems so unhinged from reality.

Wasn't Bartoli just pissing and moaning about not being on the French Fed Cup team?! Well, hello, friend, but refusing to shake hands with one of your (highly-ranked) compatriots is most certainly not the way to find a spot on that team.

I saw Bartoli play at Cincinnati a few years ago. I've been really glad to see her improve her conditioning and her (on-court) mental game. This kind of behaviour, though, is just ridiculous. :rolleyes:

Sharapower
Jun 20th, 2009, 02:27 AM
Bartoli is a disgrace. Now I won't throw all the shit at her, I think her Dad is to be credited of an amazing job of whacko-education. Seems to be a French pattern: pierce, Barto and now Rezai.

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 20th, 2009, 02:29 AM
Thats nothing compared to Stevenson :p

young_gunner913
Jun 20th, 2009, 02:37 AM
Yeah, but Stevenson is not a Top 10-20 player. Bartoli is.

thats because she quit too much. :p

Dominic
Jun 20th, 2009, 02:39 AM
She sucks I hate her. Even my mom, who doesnt know shes an annoying cow said she really disliked seeing her and that she looked like a mentally handicaped person when serving.

homogenius
Jun 20th, 2009, 03:05 AM
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.




2002:
ITF La Canada, SF, Granville def. Bartoli 6-1, 1-0 ret.

2003:
WTA LA, R64, Snyder def. Bartoli 6-3, 4-2 ret.

2004:
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, thatís 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.

2006:
WTA Charleston, R16, Castano def. Bartoli 5-4 ret.
WTA Rabat, R32, Kloesel def. Bartoli 6-2, 2-0 ret.

2007:
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.

2008:
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.

2009:
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

I think it has more to do with her trying to avoid a big/long term injury than quitting cause she can't take a defeat (and it works cause she's able to play a LOT of events each year).In a lot of them she retired in or after just one set (sometimes at 1-1)and in some she must have been really hampered (no way she Garbin was leading 6-0 2-0 or Kloesel 6-2 2-0 etc...without Marion being injured).

Sure she retires a lot and could have stay on court to take her loss in some matches (vs Cibulkova for example) but it's far from being the norm and calling her a quitter is just hating on her imo.

Sammm
Jun 20th, 2009, 03:08 AM
That is a really horrible record. :tape:

Interesting how she has only ever retired wta tour events and never a slam.

Uranium
Jun 20th, 2009, 03:09 AM
I blame Dr. Bartoli for this.

Side note, those talking about Sexy lexy, she has 30+, I counted all and don't want to say the exact #:sobbing:

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 20th, 2009, 03:29 AM
I blame Dr. Bartoli for this.

Side note, those talking about Sexy lexy, she has 30+, I counted all and don't want to say the exact #:sobbing:


:hug: I blame her mom :lol:. Maybe Dr Baroli can hook up with Alexs mom :p

InsideOut.
Jun 20th, 2009, 03:46 AM
:speakles: Even when she doesn't retire, sometimes she just gives up. Like the AO QF against Zvonareva. She tried to give Vera the ace when it was out. :rolleyes:

Serenita
Jun 20th, 2009, 04:34 AM
pathetic

Yasmine
Jun 20th, 2009, 06:49 AM
I knew it. Pathetic thread. :lol:


Marion haters having a field day today. :rolleyes:
Indeed.

Thread closed.