Former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli has confirmed that she will return to the WTA Tour after a four-year absence.
The 33-year old Frenchwoman won her only Grand Slam title, 2013 Wimbledon Open (SW19), in the summer of 2013 before shockingly quitting the sport less than six weeks later (August 2013) because of persistent injury problems.
Bartoli is now expected to make her return at the 2018 Miami Open as from March 19.
While speaking on her comeback, she said: “It’s going to be a huge challenge.”
“I still have a lot of practice ahead.” she further revealed.
On Instagram, Bartoli added: “I’m really looking forward to being on the court again, especially in Paris at Roland Garros in my home country, but also for the Fed Cup and Wimbledon.”
Marion Bartoli won her only Grand Slam title after ending the longest wait in women’s tennis at the 47th attempt with a 6-1 6-4 win over Sabine Lisicki of Germany.
She has won eight WTA titles in addition to reaching a career-high world ranking of seventh in 2012. Bartoli also finished second at SW19 in 2007.