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Tennis: Wimbledon champion Bartoli rules out comeback

Published on May 1, 2014 1:46 AM

LONDON (AFP) - Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli will play the Liverpool grasscourt exhibition event in June but insists she has no plans to make a full-time comeback to the sport.

The 29-year-old Frenchwoman, who was a shock champion at Wimbledon last year, quit the sport just a month after, blaming the toll the tour was taking.

Despite agreeing to sign up for the pre-Wimbledon exhibition event to be staged at Liverpool University from June 19-22, Bartoli said it would be a one-off appearance.

When asked about a full-time comeback, Bartoli told the British Press Association: "It's not going to happen!"

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