Marion Bartoli, the new Wimbledon champion did not only win her first ever Grand Slam, but is reportedly very smart.
By her own admission, her IQ is 175 which is higher than Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison. Quite impressive.
The average American, as well as the average French, has a modest IQ of 98. This number puts her in the top 0.0003 percent of the world.
Not only a good tennis player, but with the brains to go with her talent on the court.
Marion Bartoli easily took the final, in what was close to becoming the most lopsided final in Wimbledon’s history. Fortunately, her rival German player Sabine Lisicki, had some energy left to put up a fight in the second set, but it wasn’t enough.
Lisicki famously eliminated No. 1 seed, American Serena Williams, the heavy favorite to win the Championship, after Maria Sharapova was eliminated in the early rounds.
Bartoli was the runner up in the 2007 tournament in which she lost to three-time former champion Venus Wiliams.
She was asked about the comments regarding her high IQ by reporters following a semifinal win at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.
“I did a test when I was younger, but I’m not really someone that is really telling everyone, ‘Oh, I’m so smart.’ I’m kind of hiding it. But that’s how I am, you know. It just comes naturally. That’s how I was born with.”
The French player has received some criticism for voicing out the fact that she is so smart, but it doesn’t seem to bother her.
Her father is a doctor who enjoys playing chess, so that would explain were her brains come from.
Bartoli, 28, won convincingly against an apparently overwhelmed Lisicki, who was near tears during parts of the match. She later confessed that she was indeed taken over by all that happened to her after beating Williams.
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