Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli to retire

Marion Bartoli lifted the Wimbledon trophy just six weeks ago. Credit: PA Wire

Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli has announced her retirement from tennis, Reuters news agency reports.

She said at a tearful news conference that persistent injuries have forced her to quit, barely six weeks after winning the women's singles title at SW19.

Read: Marion Bartoli: 'Wimbledon win has been my dream since I was six'

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