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Marion Bartoli: ´Zvonareva was the craziest player, Serena Williams was the nastiest one´

Marion Bartoli: ´Zvonareva was the craziest player, Serena Williams was the nastiest one´

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by Gatto Luigi

L'Equipe had another interesting interview with a former titlist at a Major, Marion Bartoli, who shared some interesting memories of her career.

The strongest player she has ever faced? 'Serena Wiliams because of the pressure she put on me,' said the 2013 Wimbledon champion. 'Every moment I felt she could take the match out of my hand.

I could be up 5-2 and then not win any game even if I played at the same level. That's what happened to me in the 2011 Stanford final. Against her, I was always uncertain. Wimbledon (2011) battle was a big win.' The nastiest player? 'On court, Serena.

But only on the court eh' The funniest one? 'Serena. And Andrea Petkovic. She is quite self-mocking Serena is the first one to fool herself. Andrea dances in the locker room, she makes the environment happy.' Asked who was the craziest player, Bartoli replied, 'Vera Zvonareva. A woman, who studied but who on court became another person.

A vulnerable girl, tennis made her crazy.' The moment where she'd felt the strongest? Surprisingly 2013 Wimbledon wasn't her first choice. 'In the quarter-finals in Miami, in 2012, against Victoria Azarenka (d.

6-3 6-3). She was coming from 26 wins in a row. I was under the impression of flying on the court. All the shots were "easy", without stress and I had a solution for every problem. Against Serena in Wimbledon (2013), too,' she specified.

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