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‘Tearful’ Bartoli announces retirement from tennis after Western and Southern Open loss

Sydney, Aug 15 (ANI): French tennis ace Marion Bartoli has reportedly announced her retirement from the sport following her loss in her latest match at the Western and Southern Open.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Bartoli has suffered through a series of injuries even as she enjoyed the highlight of her career this year, winning at Wimbledon.

However, the report added that Bartoli was seeded eight in Cincinnati and lost to Romanian Simona Halep 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 on Wednesday.

Tearfully announcing her retirement after two hours of considering her physical condition, Bartoli said that her Achilles, shoulder, hips and lower back hurt continuously when she plays. (ANI)