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France's Bartoli Wins Wimbledon Women's Championship

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Marion Bartoli of France poses with the trophy after winning against Sabine Lisicki of Germany in the Women's singles final match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, July 6, 2013.

Marion Bartoli of France poses with the trophy after winning against Sabine Lisicki of Germany in the Women's singles final match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, July 6, 2013.

France's Marion Bartoli has won her first major tennis title, routing Germany's Sabine Lisicki at the Wimbledon championship in London.

Number 15 seed Bartoli lost the 2007 final at the All England Club. But she dominated Saturday's match against the Number 23 seed Lisicki, winning in straight sets, 6-1 and 6-4.

Much higher-ranked players were ousted in upsets earlier in the two-week tournament, leaving Wimbledon with one of its most unlikely final pairings ever.

Bartoli won six straight games in the opening set after double-faulting on her serve to hand Lisicki the first game. In the second set, the Frenchwoman reeled off five straight games. Lisicki rallied to tighten the match before losing a final game to Bartoli's powerful serve for an ace.

It was the 28-year-old Bartoli's first Grand Slam championship in 47 attempts.
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