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06/07/2013 16:03 BST | Updated 07/07/2013 08:03 BST

Marion Bartoli Wins Wimbledon With Defeated Sabine Lisicki In Tears

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France's Marion Bartoli celebrates defeating Germany's Sabine Lisicki after winning the Ladies' Singles Final during day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.

Marion Bartoli has taken the women's Wimbledon title as she defeated the crowd's favourite, Sabine Lisicki, on a sweltering Centre Court.

The French player fell to her knees in joy as she emerged triumphant 6-1, 6-4 to claim her first grand slam title.

German hopeful Lisicki, who broke down in tears during the match as she felt her hopes slipping away, was overcome with emotion as she lost out on the trophy.

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Lisicki struggled to control her emotions as her game deserted her

The 23-year-old's serve deserted her in the second set, and the Centre Court crowd tried to rally her as she slipped two breaks down.

Lisicki, who had conquered Serena Williams in the earlier rounds, recovered her composure, eventually holding serve and breaking Bartoli once to restore some respectability to the scoreline.

But the 28-year-old Frenchwoman, who has one of the most unconventional playing styles on the WTA Tour, kept calm and sealed the championships with an ace.

Bartoli immediately ran across the court and clambered into the player's box to greet her team.