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Tennis world reacts to Marion Bartoli's sudden retirement

(Andy Lyons/Getty Images) (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The tennis community is in a state of shock after 2013 Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli announced her retirement from tennis at the Western & Southern Open Wednesday night.

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Bartoli herself looks to have pulled an all-nighter after announcing her decision:

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