So Marion Bartoli retires yet again. The same Marion Bartoli who does about two hours' worth of drills right before she goes on court. I've said it before, and I'll say it again--wouldn't it be worthwhile to stop the drills and see if Marion has fewer injuries?
Tonight, the top seed retired in the first round against Jamea Jackson, with Jackson leading, 7-6, 2-2. This tournament should have been a good one for Bartoli, but it has turned out otherwise.
I do not know what the injury is. Perhaps there is no injury, but instead, another bout of the illness Bartoli had in Montreal. One way or the other, it is more misfortune for her, and it is not a good sign.