Tennis Dads Who Coach Their Kids

Walter Bartoli
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Walter Bartoli

Marion Bartoli

Bartoli left his career as a doctor to coach his daughter, but their professional relationship has been tense at times. At '11 Wimbledon, Bartoli waved wildly to get her father to leave the stands during her match against Flavia Pennetta. Walter's coaching has also created a rift with the French Federation of Tennis, which won't allow players on its Olympic or Fed Cup team to use outside coaches. Bartoli, France's only player in the top 50, hasn't competed in Fed Cup since 2004.


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