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Marion Bartoli wins Wimbledon women's singles title

Marion Bartoli serves against Sabine Lisicki at Wimbledon on Saturday. Marion Bartoli romped to her first Grand Slam title as the French 15th seed thrashed Germany's Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-4 in the Wimbledon final on Saturday.

Marion Bartoli serves against Sabine Lisicki at Wimbledon on Saturday. Marion Bartoli romped to her first Grand Slam title as the French 15th seed thrashed Germany's Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-4 in the Wimbledon final on Saturday.  (AFP)

Marion Bartoli romped to her first Grand Slam title as the French 15th seed thrashed Germany's Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-4 in the Wimbledon final on Saturday.

Bartoli, 28, is the first player from outside the top 10 to win a major since Venus Williams in 2007 and the fifth oldest woman to become a first-time Grand Slam winner in the Open Era.

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