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Bartoli takes Wimbledon crown

Published 1601 GMT (0001 HKT) July 6, 2013
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Marion Bartoli with the Venus Rosewater Dish. The 28-year-old claimed her first Grand Slam singles title with victory over Germany's Sabine Lisicki at Wimbledon on Saturday. Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images
Lisicki didn't play her best tennis in the final, but has become a firm favorite with the Wimbledon crowds in 2013. The 23-year-old stunned Serena Williams in the fourth round and fended off Agnieszka Radwanska in the semis. GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
Bartoli embraces her father and former coach Walter. Her current coach, Amelie Mauresmo (right) was the last French winner of the Wimbledon women's singles title. GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
Bartoli and Lisicki share a sporting embrace during the awards ceremony. Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images
Bartoli reached the Wimbledon final in 2007 where she lost out to Venus Williams. Mike Hewitt/Getty Images
The number 15 seed was in scintillating form on Center Court on Saturday, reeling off a number of forehand winners. Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images