Marion Bartoli won Wimbledon 2013 women’s title
This is her first Grand Slam trophy.
France’s Marion Bartoli won the Wimbledon 2013 women’s title on 07 July 2013 (Saturday) thrashing Germany's Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-4. Bartoli claimed her first Grand Slam trophy six years after losing the Wimbledon final to Venus Williams. She becomes the first woman in history to win Wimbledon without beating a top 10 player.
“I just cannot believe it,” said the winner, who will move to seventh in the WTA rankings. “As a little girl of 6 years old, I dreamed of this moment".
Bartoli, 28, is the fifth oldest woman to become a first-time Grand Slam winner in the Open Era. She took just 81 minutes to rout 23rd seed Lisicki, who broke down in tears as the match slipped away in the second set.
By finally winning her maiden major title in the 47th Grand Slam appearance of her career, Bartoli surpassed the previous record set by Jana Novotna, who won Wimbledon in 1998 after 45 appearances at the majors. Bartoli, who will climb to seventh when the latest world rankings are released on Monday, didn't drop a single set in her seven matches and is the first Frenchwoman to win a Grand Slam singles title since Amelie Mauresmo at Wimbledon in 2006.