Bartoli denied it during the US Open. “I don’t know why everyone wants me to come back, but the answer is no,” she said then.
Now, the French federation is putting all means at her disposal to make it happen.
According to L’Équipe, the FFT has exclusively assigned her a coach, Rodolphe Gilbert, and a physical trainer, Cyril Brechbühl. She’s been going at it hard for three weeks.
In the meantime, she’ll commentate for Eurosport at the Australian Open.