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Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2013-07-06

France’s 15th-seeded Marion Bartoli won her first Grand Slam title on Saturday at Wimbledon after defeating Germany’s Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-4. She is the first Frenchwoman to win a Grand Slam title since Amélie Mauresmo in 2006.

Marion Bartoli won her first major title on her second attempt with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Sabine Lisicki on Saturday in the Wimbledon final.

Bartoli, a Frenchwoman who lost in the 2007 final at the All England Club, won six straight games to take the first set and five in a row to seize control in the second.

Lisicki had some success playing from behind at this year’s tournament, trailing defending champion Serena Williams in the fourth round and Agnieszka Radwanska in the semifinals, but Bartoli gave her few chances this time.

Lisicki, a 23rd-seeded German who was playing in her first major final, held serve only three times, but managed to save three match points in the seventh game. She was broken five times.

(AP)

Date created : 2013-07-06

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