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Tennis: Bartoli's perfect day could spark more glory

Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli insists her perfect day on Centre Court could be just the start of another remarkable chapter in one of the more unlikely tennis success stories. Bartoli romped to her first Grand Slam title on Saturday as the French 15th seed thrashed Germany's Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-4 in the Wimbledon final. The 28-year-old, beaten by Venus Williams in her only previous Grand Slam final at Wimbledon in 2007, is the fifth oldest woman to become a first-time major winner in the Open Era.

Lisicki still smiling after final meltdown

By Ed Osmond LONDON (Reuters) - Sabine Lisicki's smile had returned as she admitted nerves got the better of her as she lost 6-1 6-4 to Marion Bartoli in a one-sided Wimbledon final on Saturday. The German clearly found her first Wimbledon final a difficult experience and she looked to be heading for an embarrassing 6-1 6-1 defeat before winning three games in a row to bring some respectability to the scoreline.

Joy for Bartoli as Lisicki freezes on biggest stage

By Ed Osmond LONDON (Reuters) - Marion Bartoli would not have been high on any list of likely Wimbledon champions a fortnight ago but on Saturday the quirky Frenchwoman overwhelmed Sabine Lisicki 6-1 6-4 to claim her first grand slam title. The 28-year-old 15th seed, who blazed through the shock-laden tournament without dropping a set, faced only token resistance in the final as German Lisicki froze on the biggest occasion of her career.

Boom Boom Bartoli sinks tearful Lisicki to win Wimbledon

By Pritha Sarkar LONDON (Reuters) - In a blur of explosive motion, Marion Bartoli launched into a 101 mph serve and waited for the furry yellow sphere to hurtle back to her side of the court - except it did not and with it came the sudden realization that she was Wimbledon champion. So unexpected was the ace, on her fourth match point, a wide-eyed Bartoli could scarcely believe that the final was over as she collapsed to her knees almost in slow motion.

Tennis: Emotional Lisicki weeps after Wimbledon choke

Sabine Lisicki broke down in floods of tears after crippling stagefright condemned her to a 6-1, 6-4 defeat to Marion Bartoli in Saturday's Wimbledon final. The German 23rd seed, who had beamed her way into a maiden Grand Slam final, struggled to keep her emotions in check as the match slipped away from her in the second set. She then completely lost her composure as she addressed the Centre Court crowd after her 81-minute choke.

Tennis: Emotional Lisicki weeps after Wimbledon choke

Sabine Lisicki broke down in floods of tears after crippling stagefright condemned her to a 6-1, 6-4 defeat to Marion Bartoli in Saturday's Wimbledon final. The German 23rd seed, who had beamed her way into a maiden Grand Slam final, struggled to keep her emotions in check as the match slipped away from her in the second set. She then completely lost her composure as she addressed the Centre Court crowd after her 81-minute choke.

France's Marion Bartoli wins Wimbledon title

London, Jul 6 (EFE).- France's Marion Bartoli capped off a shocking run to the Wimbledon title, defeating Germany's Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-4 in Saturday's final. In a match between two players who were not considered contenders at the start of the tournament, the 28-year-old Bartoli, a finalist at this Grand Slam event in 2007, capitalized on her greater experience against the talented 23-year-old German.

Tennis: Wimbledon results - 1st update

Wimbledon results on Saturday, the 12th day of the 2013 tournament (x denotes seeded player): Women's singles Final Marion Bartoli (FRA x15) bt Sabine Lisicki (GER x23) 6-1, 6-4 Girls singles final Belinda Bencic (SUI x1) v Taylor Townsend (USA x5) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 afp

Tennis: Wimbledon results

Wimbledon results on Saturday, the 12th day of the 2013 tournament (x denotes seeded player): Women's s singles Final Marion Bartoli (FRA x15) bt Sabine Lisicki (GER x24) 6-1, 6-4 afp

Tennis: Wimbledon women's singles champions

Recent Wimbledon women's singles champions after Marion Bartoli won the 2013 tournament by beating Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-4 in Saturday's final at the All England Club: 2013: Marion Bartoli (FRA) 2012: Serena Williams (USA) 2011: Petra Kvitova (CZE) 2010: Serena Williams (USA) 2009: Serena Williams (USA) 2008: Venus Williams (USA) 2007: Venus Williams (USA) 2006: Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) 2005: Venus Williams (USA) 2004: Maria Sharapova (RUS) afp
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