Tennis: No retirement regrets for Wimbledon winner Bartoli
NEW YORK (AFP) - Marion Bartoli refuses to rule out a comeback attempt but the reigning Wimbledon champion, who retired earlier this month, also said Sunday that she has no regrets and is enjoying her new life.
"I'm not regretting anything because I have been giving 100 per cent, trying my best every single day," Bartoli said. "I have absolutely no regrets at all.
"I really haven't had any doubt about it and had a second thought about it at all. I'm enjoying so many opportunities I didn't have time for as a tennis player." But Bartoli has not asked to have her ranking points removed from the WTA Tour, the 28-year-old French veteran propping open the door to a comeback ever so slightly.
"You never know what is going to happen. I am still in the rankings," Bartoli said. "It's pretty hard to say I will never come back." Yet that is exactly what Bartoli said 11 days earlier after losing to Romania's Simona Halep in the second round at Cincinnati at a WTA hardcourt tuneup event for the US Open, which opens Monday in New York.