Following the news of Marion Bartoli's retirement, players have expressed their surprise but back the Frenchwoman.
Former top players Goran Ivanisevic and Guy Forget have urged Marion Bartoli to reconsider her shock decision to retire.
Marion Bartoli reached her second Wimbledon final with a 6-1 6-2 demolition of Kirsten Flipkens on Centre Court.
There will be a new champion at Wimbledon after Kirsten Flipkens beat 2011 champion Petra Kvitova in the quarter-final.
The fans huddled together on a chilly Centre Court all agreed the Wimbledon women's quarter-finals were low on star names.
Factbox on American Serena Williams, who lifted her 16th Grand Slam singles title when she won the French Open,
All the women's French Open champions since 1914.
Laura Robson could not add Serena Williams to her list of recent scalps, the American seeing off the Brit 6-2 6-2 in Rome.
Laura Robson claimed arguably the biggest scalp of her career with a 6-3 6-1 hammering of Agnieszka Radwanska in the second round at Madrid.
Laura Robson admits consistency is the name of the game from here on out despite impressing at the last two Grand Slams.
Chinese fans were disappointed but still proud on Saturday after home-grown tennis heroine Li Na lost out again on the Australian Open crown.
Li Na's bid for a second grand slam title ended tearfully with an injured ankle, a bruised head and a heart-breaking defeat to Victoria Azarenka, but she could
List of Australian Open women's singles champions since the event began in 1922 (Australian unless stated): 2013 Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) bt Li Na
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