Residence: Geneva, Switzerland
Date of Birth: October 2, 1984
Birthplace: Le Puy en Velay, France
Height: 5’6 3/4” (1.70 m)
Weight: 128 lbs. (58 kg)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed both sides)
Status: Pro (Feb. 2000)
The right handed Marion comes to India for the WTA Indian Open 2004 with a rank of 59 on the WTA tour and a number 6 seed for the Hyderabad tournament. Breaking into the top 100 at Canberra in January of 2003, Bartoli is poised to bring about a quantum change in her career by aggressively marking her claim to the Title spot at Hyderabad. Prominent on the ITF Women’s Circuit with 5 titles to her advantage buffered with a doubles ITF title Marion is all but ready to grab her first WTA title. The October born Libra residing in Switzerland, climbed to a high of WTA rank 48 in August Last year at the Canadian Open after she suffered from elbow strain and heat illness at Los Angeles.
Marion is a member of the French World Youth Cup Team and Continental Cup Team and is coached by her father Walter but received former coaching by Alain Tronqual. She started playing tennis at age 6, has a French Army-man Franck for a brother, likes cats and lets her spirit of adventure take over with jet-skiing. Out to set the courts on fire, Bartoli is a player to look out for on the WTA tour this year.