Nationality: France
Birthdate: October 02, 1984
Birthplace: Le Puy en Velay, France
Residence: Geneva, Switzerland
Turned Pro: Pro (February 2000)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed both sides)
Coach: Dr. Walter Bartoli
2010 Ranking: 16

Marion Bartoli: Tennis Star Reportedly Has IQ of 175
By Dan Tylicki (Featured Columnist) on March 22, 2011

Is Marion Bartoli’s IQ Really Over That of Albert Einstein, Plato?

Women’s tennis sometimes brings us major stories from areas we would not expect, and that has stayed true to form today. According to Chris Chase of Yahoo! Sports, after a semifinal matchup at the BNP Paribas Open, she noted her IQ of 175 yet acted reluctant to talk about it:

“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 first question likely rushing to everyone’s mind is whether or not this is possible. It actually is, seeing as how her father is a doctor who also happens to be a chess buff; chess players tend to be those that have all-time highest IQs.


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