I am not blonde, yes. Have I dreamt about having a model contract? No. But have I dreamed about winning Wimbledon? Absolutely.— Marion Bartoli
The most blissful Marion Bartoli quotes that may be undiscovered and unusual
I have no sponsors because I am not blond, tall and slim enough
I like to draw, produce paintings, do something with my fingers - but I am very normal, down-to-earth person.
Maybe something is wrong with me but I just think I'm normal.
I'm not super-skinny but I'm not super-fat. But I don't really care about what other people say.
Anna Kournikova will always be better paid than Lindsay Davenport.
The first left the circuit without having won a single title while the second was world number one.
My family are not sporty - they are all doctors or lawyers.
This is the first time I've been in a WTA final so it's really great to make it here in Auckland. I'm so tired I can't stand on my feet any more. Today the key was to run and run and finally I put a lot of pressure on her and she started to miss on the big points.
I started faster today which was good.
I returned well but my serve was good, which was the key. I think I'm getting used to the conditions.
It can be boring to see the same players winning every time.
I will have won Wimbledon this year in 2013, and I will stop with that.
It was magnificent. You will certainly see me at tournaments again, but not playing.
I have to use other things to help my tennis, like my brain.
But I believe that, even when your muscles are not so fast, with the brain and with concentration you can compensate.
I always beat Jankovic so who do you think I want to play?
I can't permit myself to do things halfway; I never was like that.
The first time at age 5 and a half, when I took a racket in my hands and my father fed me some balls, I made 50 backhands in a row - didn't miss a single one.
To cry on court during a Wimbledon final, you must feel so lonely.