Wimbledon's New Champ: Marion Bartoli

Tomorrow, Andy Murray tries to win for the home crowd


Posted Jul 6, 2013 9:48 AM CDT

(Newser) – Marion Bartoli of France is this year's women's champ at Wimbledon after she defeated Germany's Sabine Lisicki in straight sets today, 6-1, 6-4, reports AP. She won six straight games in the first set and five in the second for her first major victory. Bleacher Report has a telling stat about this year's tournament: There were so many upsets that 15th-seed Bartoli never faced a player ranked higher than herself. Lisicki, ranked No. 23, provided the biggest upset of all when she defeated Serena Williams. Click for more on their match. (Tomorrow, No. 1 Novak Djokovic plays No. 2 Andy Murray, who's hoping to be the first Brit to win the men's title in 77 years. Click for a preview.)

Marion Bartoli of France returns to Sabine Lisicki of Germany.
Marion Bartoli of France returns to Sabine Lisicki of Germany.   (AP Photo/Stefan Wermuth, Pool)
Sabine Lisicki of Germany returns to Marion Bartoli during the final.
Sabine Lisicki of Germany returns to Marion Bartoli during the final.   (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
Marion Bartoli of France reacts after her win.
Marion Bartoli of France reacts after her win.   (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Marion Bartoli, right, embraces Sabine Lisicki after the match.
Marion Bartoli, right, embraces Sabine Lisicki after the match.   (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Marion Bartoli embraces former tennis player Amelie Mauresmo as she celebrates.
Marion Bartoli embraces former tennis player Amelie Mauresmo as she celebrates.   (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
Marion Bartoli of France reacts as she wins.
Marion Bartoli of France reacts as she wins.   (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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