Coached by father, Walter (a doctor who introduced Marion to tennis at age 6 and has coached her most of her life); mother, Sophie, is a nurse (who enjoys singing); brother, Franck, is in French Army (likes soccer); whole family plays tennis ... After graduating CNED high school, began college at Retournac ... Has two cats ... Favorite sport is soccer (huge supporter of Olympique de Marseille soccer team) ... Favorites are movies Gladiator and A Beautiful Mind, the book Le Pianiste and mother's apple pie; other interests include jet skiing, volleyball, basketball ... Also enjoys painting, music, movies ... Admires Pete Sampras and Monica Seles.
SINGLESWinner (8): 2013 - Wimbledon; 2011 - Eastbourne, Osaka; 2009 - Monterrey, Stanford; 2006 - Auckland, Tokyo [Japan Open], Qu‚bec City.Finalist (11): 2012 - Paris [Indoors], Carlsbad; 2011 - Indian Wells, Strasbourg, Stanford; 2009 - Brisbane, Bali; 2008 - Stanford; 2007 - Prague, Wimbledon; 2006 - Bali.DOUBLESWinner (3): 2006 - Prague (w/Peer); 2005 - Pattaya City (w/Groenefeld); 2004 - Casablanca (w/Loit).Finalist (4): 2007 - Sydney (w/Tu); 2004 - Tashkent (w/Santangelo); 2003 - Paris [Indoors] (w/Cohen-Aloro), Linz (w/Farina Elia).ADDITIONALFrench Fed Cup Team, 2004, 2013.
2013 - Another near-Top 10 season (finishing No.13); best results in first 13 events were three QFs at Shenzhen, Paris [Indoors] and Dubai; also 4r once, 3r three times (incl. Australian Open and Roland Garros) and 2r three times (incl. Miami, retiring vs. Petkovic w/right foot injury, and Eastbourne, withdrawing prior to match w/illness); fell 1r three times; also withdrew from two events w/right ankle injury (Rome and Birmingham); turned season around with first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon (d. Lisicki in final); rose from No.15 to No.7 afterwards on July 8 (return to career-high); withdrew from Stanford and Carlsbad w/right hamstring injury, then played two events at Toronto (ret. vs. Rybarikova in 3r w/abdominal injury) and Cincinnati (l. to Halep in 2r); on Wednesday, August 14, 2013, same day as Cincinnati loss, announced immediate retirement from professional tennis.2012 - Near-Top 10 season (finishing No.11); runner-up twice at Paris [Indoors] (l. to Kerber in final) and Carlsbad (l. to Cibulkova in final); SF four times at Doha (ret. vs. Stosur w/right calf injury), Miami (l. to A.Radwanska), Eastbourne (l. to Paszek) and Beijing (l. to Azarenka); QF five times at Sydney, Indian Wells, Stanford, New Haven and US Open (l. to Sharapova); reached 3r four times (incl. Australian Open) and 2r seven times (incl. other two majors); fell 1r three times; set new career-high of No.7 on January 30 (after Australian Open).2011 - Second Top 10 season (finishing No.9); won two WTA titles at Eastbourne (d. Kvitova in final) and Osaka (d. Stosur in final); runner-up three times at Indian Wells (l. to Wozniacki in final), Strasbourg (ret. vs. Petkovic in final w/left thigh injury) and Stanford (l. to S.Williams in final); SF three times at Brisbane (l. to Petkovic), Doha (l. to Wozniacki) and Roland Garros (l. to Schiavone); QF seven times at Hobart, Kuala Lumpur, Wimbledon (l. to Lisicki), New Haven, Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Moscow and Bali (ret. vs. Medina Garrigues w/right ankle injury at 46 76(7) 10; held 2mp at 6-5 and 7-6 in second set tie-break); reached 4r once, 3r three times and 2r seven times (incl. other two majors); fell 1r twice; was alternate at WTA Championships (played one match - d. Azarenka).2010 - Another Top 20 season; SF three times at Miami (l. to V.Williams), Eastbourne (l. to Azarenka) and Osaka (l. to Tanasugarn); QF four times at Stanford, Cincinnati, Montr‚al and New Haven; reached 4r twice (incl. Wimbledon), 3r four times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros) and 2r four times (incl. US Open); fell 1r four times (incl. San Diego - l. to Hantuchova 36 76(3) 64; held 3mp at 63 54).2009 - Another Top 20 season; won fourth and fifth WTA titles at Monterrey (d. Li in final) and Stanford (d. V.Williams in final); runner-up twice at Brisbane (l. to Azarenka in final) and Bali (ret. vs. Rezai in final w/quad strain); SF three times at Charleston (l. to Lisicki), Eastbourne (ret. vs. Razzano w/quad strain) and Beijing (l. to A.Radwanska); QF four times at Australian Open (l. to Zvonareva), Stuttgart, Tokyo and Osaka; reached 3r twice (incl. Wimbledon) and 2r six times (incl. Roland Garros, US Open); fell 1r five times.2008 - Another Top 20 season; runner-up at Stanford (l. to Wozniak in final); SF four times at Paris [Indoors] (l. to Chakvetadze), Eastbourne (l. to A.Radwanska), Montr‚al (l. to Cibulkova) and Linz (l. to Zvonareva); QF at New Haven; reached 4r twice (incl. US Open), 3r four times (incl. Wimbledon and Rome - l. to Schnyder 46 64 76(7); held mp in tie-break) and 2r nine times; fell 1r nine times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros).2007 - First Top 10 season (finishing No.10); reached first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon (l. to V.Williams); was climax of impressive clay and grass court seasons - having gone 7-11 in first 11 events, went 24-7 in next seven events, reaching QF at Estoril, finishing runner-up at Prague (l. to Morigami in final), SF at Strasbourg (l. to Mauresmo), 4r at Roland Garros (l. to Jankovic), SF at Birmingham (l. to Sharapova) and SF at Eastbourne (l. to Henin) and then final at Wimbledon; went 15-12 rest of regular season, with seven pre-QF losses but also SFs at Luxembourg (l. to Hantuchova) and Linz (l. to Schnyder) and QFs at Toronto, New Haven and Z�rich; seven pre-QF losses incl. 4r at US Open (l. to S.Williams); made Top 10 debut on August 27 (rose from No.11 to No.10); was alternate at WTA Championships and played two matches (1-1 in RR; did not qualify for SFs).2006 - First Top 20 season (finishing No.17); won first three WTA titles at Auckland (d. Zvonareva in final), Tokyo [Japan Open] (d. Nakamura in first final in WTA history between two players who hit w/two hands both sides) and Qu‚bec City (d. Puchkova; first 60 60 WTA final in 13 years); runner-up at Bali (l. to Kuznetsova in final); SF at Seoul (l. to Daniilidou); QF three times at Birmingham, Cincinnati and New Haven; reached 3r six times (incl. US Open) and 2r seven times (incl. other three majors); fell 1r 10 times; made Top 20 debut on October 9 (after Tokyo [Japan Open]; rose from No.22 to No.19); also won one WTA doubles title.2005 - Another Top 50 season; SF twice at Auckland (l. to Srebotnik) and Qu‚bec City (ret. w/dizziness); QF five times at Canberra, Paris [Indoors], Doha, Eastbourne and Seoul; reached 3r twice (incl. US Open) and 2r nine times (incl. Australian Open, Wimbledon); fell 1r seven times (incl. Roland Garros); won one WTA doubles title; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.2004 - First Top 50 season; SF three times at Auckland (l. to Harkleroad), Hyderabad (l. to Pratt) and Cincinnati (withdrew w/hand blister); QF at Forest Hills; reached 3r three times (incl. Wimbledon) and 2r 10 times (incl. Australian Open, US Open); fell 1r six times (incl. Roland Garros) and in qualifying four times; won one WTA doubles title.2003 - First Top 100 season; SF at Canberra (l. to Schiavone); QF three times at Miami, Strasbourg and Qu‚bec City; reached 3r twice and 2r five times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r 10 times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying five times; made Top 100 debut on January 13 (rose from No.105 to No.92) and Top 50 debut on July 28 (rose from No.56 to No.50).2002 - Reached 3r once (US Open); fell 1r twice (Australian Open, Roland Garros); fell in qualifying three times; won two singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.2001 - Played first WTA main draw at Roland Garros, falling 1r (as WC); fell in qualifying once; won three singles titles on ITF Circuit.2000 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.1999 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit in France.