Marion Bartoli


Former professional tennis player and French sports speaker Marion Bartoli made her professional debut in 2000. With a number of notable victories on the world stage and trophies garnered over the next decade Bartoli retired a champion. In her retirement, she has become a highly sought after keynote and after dinner speaker, as well as a tennis coach and charity advocate.

Formerly the French number 1 female tennis professional Marion Bartoli participated in a variety of international tennis competitions. Over the course of her career, she amassed eight Women’s Tennis Association singles and three double awards. In 2013 Marion achieved a career highlight for any player by winning the prestigious Wimbledon Open without dropping a single set, she was only the sixth player to manage this feat. An undeniably talented player and fierce competitor, Mario gained a ranking of number seven in the world.

Known for her distinctive playing style Marion Bartoli began playing tennis at a young age and frequently trained outside in inhospitable conditions. Her unorthodox two-handed playing style was developed when training with her father and the signature style of play helped to make her matches all the more tense and exciting. In spite of her unusual style, Marion successfully defeated some of the greatest female tennis players of her generation, inlcuding three reigning world number ones.

Since retiring Marion has coached top players, one of which went on to become the French Open Champion, under her support. Additionally, Marion has given much of her time to worthy and charitable organizations. In 2014 she took part in the STRIVE Challenge alongside Sam Branson, Justin Packshaw and Noah Devereux. The group raised £750K for the Big Change Trustby running, cycling, rowing and hiking from London to the top of the Matterhorn in Switzerland.

In her work as a sports speaker, Marion Bartoli discusses the positive impact sports have on children in developing key qualities like teamwork and resilience. She discusses the challenges of professional sport and the dedication and determination required to succeed, which she has experienced throughout her own career. Marion’s success as both a sports person and coach whilst remaining grounded makes her an excellent role model and inspirational keynote speaker.

To book Marion for your event, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.

When at corporate events, Marion is known to cover the following topics:

  • Drive & Determination
  • Peak Performance
  • Dedication & Determination
  • After Dinner Speaking
  • Women’s Tennis Association
  • Dealing With Pressure
  • Grand Slams