Marion Bartoli announced her return to tennis today at the press launch for The Williams BMW Liverpool Interantional Tennis Tournament which will take place in Aigburth this June.
Bartoli sensationally won Wimbledon in 2013 but retired from the game a few weeks later to focus on a career in design and fashion. When she was hit by illness in 2016, she is reported to have lost a staggering 5 stone but has now thankfully regained her full fitness and is looking to get back on the women’s tennis circuit.
Tennis-goers will get to watch Marion Bartoli in action when she appears at the tournament which will be held at Liverpool Cricket Club in Aigburth from 21st to 24th June.
Tournament director Anders Borg said:
“Marion is a fantastic person and a great inspiration to everyone and we very much look forward to seeing her back on the grass courts of one of the oldest sporting grounds in England”.
The Tournament is in its 17th year and has grown into the longest running and largest exhibition in Europe featuring ATP and WTA players warming up for Wimbledon in addition to the ever-popular legends of tennis.
Williams BMW Liverpool is a long-time sponsor and supporter of the tournament and is the new title sponsor of this year’s event.
Tony Crolla, Head of Business for the company said:
“As a North West based family-owned business with a flagship retail centre in Liverpool serving the city and Merseyside, Williams BMW is a long-standing supporter and sponsor of Anders and his prestigious tournament. Our status this year as title sponsor enhances our commitment to supporting sports throughout the North West and to encourage talent at all levels”.
Also playing in this year’s International will be last year’s sensational quarter finalist in Men’s Doubles in Wimbledon, Neal and Ken Skupski who were born and raised in Liverpool.
Anders Borg added:
“The Skupski brothers’ progress through the rankings in Men’s doubles has been amazing and to reach the last 8 in the world famous tennis tournament is nothing but astonishing. They have since won their first ATP250 tournament of their career and to me is worth a bet to go all the way at Wimbledon this year!”.
For more information and to book tickets, visit www.liverpooltennis.co.uk