Bartoli Wins First Major Title At Wimbledon

LONDON (July 6, 2013)--Marion Bartoli won her first major title Saturday, as she defeated Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-4 in the Wimbledon final.

Bartoli won six straight games to take the first set and five in a row to seize control in the second.

The Frenchwoman lost the 2007 final at the All England Club.

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 German seeded 23rd, 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.

No. 1 ranked Novak Djokovic and No. 2 ranked Andy Murray face off Sunday in the final.

Djokovic beat Murray at the Australian Open in 2011.

Murray beat Djokovic at the U.S. Open last September.

Djokovic beat Murray at the Australian Open this January.


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