`Retired` Bartoli set to play with Tsonga in Hopman Cup

Paris: Wimbledon Champion Marion Bartoli is set to contest the Hopman Cup in Perth in January and after she was announced as Jo-Wilfried Tsonga`s partner in the original French line-up, organisers have not given up hope to see her play in the tournament.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, negotiations for a replacement had been cut short after Bartoli indicated that she would honour her original commitment.

However, the report said that the decision to deny an active player the chance to participate might cause some disquiet among the French playing ranks.

The mixed teams invitational in Perth starts on December 28.


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