Q. What are your
thoughts on what's taken place with the French team in
the World Cup? If you've already addressed this in
French, I apologize.
MARION BARTOLI: I think here it's Wimbledon, it's the
tennis, and I don't really want to speak about soccer.
But, you know, I can't do anything about it obviously.
I'm just trying to focus on my tennis.
I'm sad that they lost because I'm a huge soccer fan and
I watch every single match, but what can I do? I mean, I
can't react to it. It's not what I'm supposed to do. I
mean, I read like you did probably, but I can't say who
is right, who is wrong, what happened.
I know I can sometimes think like that, I want say some
stuff like that. Also, sometimes when you are very
nervous or when you get very tight or whatever you can
have some bad words. You're maybe sometimes thinking too
and not saying loudly, but sometimes it can just happen.
Q. Do you have any reaction to the government getting
involved with the situation with the team?
MARION BARTOLI: Again, I mean, if Mr. Sarkozy wants to
say something, it's his right to do so. But I think he
has also sometimes been not very nice against everyone,
You know, I think in every situation, everyone can
sometimes just fell apart and say some bad words. But I
don't think Nicolas Anelka is a bad guy. I think it was
just the situation and being frustrated and being upset
with maybe the way he was playing and don't feel good in
You know, sometimes it can just happen. I mean, you don't
have to judge all the time. Everyone said, Oh, this is
not the thing to do or this is bad, this is right to do.
I think I'm just saying that everyone sometime can just
blow away. It just can happen.
I'm trying not to judge anyone. I'm trying to judge
myself, but not judging anyone. I think it's a good start
in life. I mean, you can judge yourself, but I don't
think it's a good thing to judge the other one, because
you don't know what they are feeling, what they are going
Q. Is there a greeting or message you would like to
send to the players of the French team?
MARION BARTOLI: You know, I'm a sportsperson, so I know
what they're feeling obviously, because it's very tough
when you're playing for your country and you don't play