Marion Bartoli : The day where Pierce Brosnan has sent 100 red roses…

In 2007, Marion Bartoli plays his first semi-final at Wimbledon and will face the former world number 1, the Belgian Justine Henin. When she is done rolling, she finds solace in watching the forums. But, rather than drawing strength from his father and coach much maligned, it is in the eyes of Pierce Brosnan that she resource !

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It puts me 6/1 20 minutes. My mind wanders. Beside the chairman of Wimbledon installs Pierce Brosnan. The the most beautiful man in the world (…) It is out of the question to continue to play as a sub-shit. I have to play, I struggle, I can not continue the humiliation in front of 007, “she wrote in the pages of Reborn, his book made in collaboration with the journalist Géraldine Maillet. For Purepeople.comit was back on this particular moment… “I was in my negative thoughts. I thought I was dreaming. I am a fan of James Bond (…) I look at my fingers to count how many balls, I lift up the head and it was still there. I said to myself : ‘instead of playing to all the rest, the pressure, the challenge, the world number 1 in front of me, the public etc, I’m just going to play for him and we will see if it encourages me, “she recounted.

A strategy that has paid off as she then takes the head in the second set. “I won the set and behind I win 6/1. I waited at the exit of the court to congratulate me and the next day he sent me 100 red roses to apologize for not being present for the finale [she was about to face Venus Williams and bow against the U.s., NDLR]”, she entrusted. Marion Bartoli will not see his idol that six years later, aboard a plane. Pierce Brosnan makes him have a little word with one stewart to drink a toast to his game of 2007. “He remembered the date, against which and my name. It doesn’t happen every day ! I don’t drink alcohol, so I drank a diet Coke, “she remembered. And the former player of tennis specify that the actor had argued that she was going to win Wimbledon even though, in 2013, it started off its season in a catastrophic way. “I said to him : ‘Mr. Brosnan, I think all except this year. This year it really is not for me… He was there in 2013, I was in the final and I won, “she added.

Thomas Montet

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