Marion Bartoli was talking about her father Walter’s influence on her and she spontaneously, and bluntly, compared Walter to Maria Sharapova’s father Yuri.
He didn’t put any pressure on me. He wasn’t saying, ‘You have to win,’ or ‘You have to do this or you have to do that’. He’s not like Maria Sharapova’s dad. It’s completely different.
Haha, well, Yuri looks tough. I will never forget the way he left the stands when Maria was losing to Agnieszka Radwanska at the 2007 US Open. I felt sorry for Maria who had to face him after the defeat, I would’ve been terrified.