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Will Bartoli pursue 'childhood passion' of classical ballet?

August 20, 2013 09:34 IST

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Marion Bartoli feels she's realised her lifelong dream by claiming the Wimbledon title and therefore has nothing left to give.

-Wimbledon Champion Bartoli announces shock retirement

-'Bartoli will regret this decision when Wimbledon comes'

She shocked the world of tennis by bidding sudden farewell to the sport.

The Frenchwoman feels it is time to focus on things other than tennis.


Image: Marion Bartoli
Photographs: Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images for Novak Djokovic Foundation

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The 28-year-old has expressed a desire to go back to one of her childhood passions of classical ballet, now that she will no longer play tennis.


Image: Marion Bartoli
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According to tennisworldusa.org, Bartoli revealed that there were things outside of sport that she wanted to enjoy, adding that she did classical ballet for eight years when she was younger.


Image: Marion Bartoli
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Meanwhile, the Wimbledon champion also said it took something special to be someone like Kim Clijsters, Justine Henin or Elena Dementieva.

It depends on every individual when they want to retire, she said.

For her, she added, it was 28!


Image: Marion Bartoli
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Bartoli said she will go to museums and galleries, and could still go on court and hit some balls, though not professionally.


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