Teenage Burrage shocks Bartoli
British teenager Jodie Burrage enjoyed a notable scalp as she beat reigning Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli at the Liverpool Hope University International Tournament in Aigburth.
The 15-year-old from Surrey was leading 7-5 3-2 when the French player - who no longer competes on the WTA Tour - was forced to retire after hurting her shoulder.
Burrage did well to take the first set after relinquishing a 4-0 advantage on the grass courts of Liverpool Cricket Club.
And she said: \"I'm still a little nervous and I'm shaking. It is such a big thing to play against a player like Marion.
\"I tried to come out strong and it worked and I found myself 4-0 up. It was a bit of a shock to me and I lost focus a bit but it was a great experience.\"
However, Bartoli is still expected to compete in the women's doubles event of this exhibition tournament.
The four-day bonanza, which ends on Sunday, also features former US Open finalist Greg Rusedski, Sky Sports analyst and local boy Barry Cowan, ex-Wimbledon doubles champion Peter McNamara, Britain's most recent female Grand Slam winner Virginia Wade and the 1986 French Open runner-up Mikael Pernfors.