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Bartoli wins Wimbledon her way

After 47 tries, Frenchwoman wins her first Grand Slam title
Marion Bartoli used her lightning-quick serve to help unseat Sabine Lisicki in Saturday’s Wimbledon final. Bartoli didn’t drop a set in picking up her first-career Grand Slam title.
Marion Bartoli won Wimbledon in her 47th career Grand Slam tournament, the most ever played by a woman before earning a championship. Until Saturday, it had been more than 1½ years since Bartoli won a tournament at any level.
Wimbledon

LONDON – A look at Wimbledon on Saturday:
Weather: Sunny. High of 81 degrees (27 Celsius).
Women’s Final: No. 15 Marion Bartoli of France beat No. 23 Sabine Lisicki of Germany 6-1, 6-4 to win her first Grand Slam title.
Men’s Doubles Final: No. 1 Bob and Mike Bryan of the United States beat No. 12 Ivan Dodig of Croatia and Marcelo Melo of Brazil 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 to win their fourth consecutive Grand Slam title and record 15th overall.
Women’s Doubles Final: No. 8 Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan and Peng Shuai of China beat No. 12 Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua of Australia 7-6 (1), 6-1 to win their first Grand Slam title.
Girls Final: No. 1 Belinda Bencic of Switzerland beat No. 5 Taylor Townsend of the United States 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.
Stat of the Day: 47 – Number of Grand Slam tournaments Bartoli has entered, the most by a woman before winning one. Jana Novotna won Wimbledon in 1998 in her 45th appearance at a major tournament.
Quote of the Day: “When I saw the packed stadium and the beautiful sky, I was like, ‘Gosh, this is going to be a great moment.’ And it was a great moment, trust me,” Bartoli said.
Men’s Final Sunday: No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia vs. No. 2 Andy Murray of Britain.
Sunday’s Forecast: Mostly sunny. High of 84 (29 C).
Associated Press

Bartoli wins Wimbledon her way

Marion Bartoli used her lightning-quick serve to help unseat Sabine Lisicki in Saturday’s Wimbledon final. Bartoli didn’t drop a set in picking up her first-career Grand Slam title.
Marion Bartoli won Wimbledon in her 47th career Grand Slam tournament, the most ever played by a woman before earning a championship. Until Saturday, it had been more than 1½ years since Bartoli won a tournament at any level.
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