US Open - Wimbledon champion Bartoli joins Eurosport coverage

Recently-retired Marion Bartoli has joined the Eurosport team for the upcoming US Open.

US Open - Wimbledon champion Bartoli joins Eurosport coverage

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Marion Bartoli of France celebrates winning Wimbledon (Reuters)

Bartoli, the 2013 Wimbledon winner, will join Mats Wilander, Amélie Mauresmo, Barbara Schett, Henri Leconte and Serena Williams' coach Patrick Mouratoglou as part of the Eurosport team for the final Grand Slam of the year, which runs from 26 August to 8 September.

Bartoli will give her expert analysis as part of Eurosport and Eurosport 2's unrivalled coverage which includes 250 hours of live TV broadcast and access to six courts on Eurosport Player, Eurosport's online TV service.

She will work with both the French and English broadcasting teams.

Bartoli had shocked the tennis world last week by announcing her retirement from the sport at the age of 28, and tweeted news of her new role to her 35,000 plus followers.

After a second round loss to Romanian Simona Halep at the Western and Southern Open, the Frenchwoman, who was ranked seventh in the world, walked into the media room and told stunned reporters: "I just can't do it anymore".

Her surprise announcement comes just six weeks after she beat Germany's Sabine Lisicki in the Wimbledon final to claim her one and only Grand Slam title.

"Well, it's never easy and obviously there is never a time to say it or whatever, but that was actually the last match of my career," said Bartoli, wiping the tears from her eyes. "It's time for me to retire and to call it a career.

"I feel it's time for me to walk away."

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