Albert Einstein's IQ was reportedly around 160. Marion Bartoli laughs at such feeble-mindedness.
The top-ranked French player recently told reporters from her home country that she had an IQ of 175*, a score that's 40 points higher than the MENSA cut-off and better than some of the greatest thinkers in history, like Einstein, Stephen Hawking and Thomas Edison.
She was asked about the comments 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."
Interesting, because it sounds exactly like you're the sort of person that's telling everyone "I'm so smart." Then again, I have the IQ of a mere mortal, so maybe I can't think on that higher plane.
Bartoli's father is a doctor who enjoys chess, which evidently explains her genius-level intelligence. But, I ask you, would somebody so brilliant serve like this?