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In pictures: Marion Bartoli wins Wimbledon title

July 8, 2013

Bartoli may not have been the favourite to win, but the Frenchwoman arrived in a relaxed frame of mind after having breezed through to the final. Dennis Grombkowski / Getty Images
Bartoli may not have been the favourite to win, but the Frenchwoman arrived in a relaxed frame of mind after having breezed through to the final. Dennis Grombkowski / Getty Images
Former winners Margaret Court and Martina Hingis arrived in the Royal Box on Centre Court before the start of the match. Dennis Grombkowski / Getty Images
Former winners Margaret Court and Martina Hingis arrived in the Royal Box on Centre Court before the start of the match. Dennis Grombkowski / Getty Images
Lisicki, though, was in great form after having beaten Serena Williams and Agnieszka Radwanska on her way to the summit clash. Dennis Grombkowski / Getty Images
Lisicki, though, was in great form after having beaten Serena Williams and Agnieszka Radwanska on her way to the summit clash. Dennis Grombkowski / Getty Images
Billie Jean King, another former champion here, greets Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, in the Royal Box. Dennis Grombkowski / Getty Images
Billie Jean King, another former champion here, greets Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, in the Royal Box. Dennis Grombkowski / Getty Images
A Wimbledon record-holder, Martina Navratilova, centre, joined Hingis at Centre Court. Dennis Grombkowski / Getty Images
A Wimbledon record-holder, Martina Navratilova, centre, joined Hingis at Centre Court. Dennis Grombkowski / Getty Images
Lisicki, who showed signs of nerves, was pushed on the backfoot very early in the match. The German found her service and ground strokes neutralised by an aggressive Bartoli. Dennis Grombkowski / Getty Images
Lisicki, who showed signs of nerves, was pushed on the backfoot very early in the match. The German found her service and ground strokes neutralised by an aggressive Bartoli. Dennis Grombkowski / Getty Images
Bartoli had clearly learned from her experience of losing in the 2006 final to Venus Williams and kept the pressure on Lisicki throughout the first set, which she won in half an hour. Dennis Grombkowski / Getty Images
Bartoli had clearly learned from her experience of losing in the 2006 final to Venus Williams and kept the pressure on Lisicki throughout the first set, which she won in half an hour. Dennis Grombkowski / Getty Images
At this point, Lisicki – who had the crowd well behind her – began to crack. Dennis Grombkowski / Getty Images
At this point, Lisicki – who had the crowd well behind her – began to crack. Dennis Grombkowski / Getty Images
Bartoli immediately swung into action, taking the initiative in the match and dominating. Mike Hewitt / Getty Images
Bartoli immediately swung into action, taking the initiative in the match and dominating. Mike Hewitt / Getty Images
The Wimbledon ladies' singles final drew a massive crowd not just to the Centre Court at All England club, but around it as well. Several milled in the outdoor area to watch a giant TV screen showing Sabine Lisicki, the presumptive favourite, take on Mari???
The Wimbledon ladies' singles final drew a massive crowd not just to the Centre Court at All England club, but around it as well. Several milled in the outdoor area to watch a giant TV screen showing Sabine Lisicki, the presumptive favourite, take on Mari???
It was evidently a brilliant day to be at All England club. Mike Hewitt / Getty Images
It was evidently a brilliant day to be at All England club. Mike Hewitt / Getty Images
Lisicki's misery continued even during the breaks between games. It wasn't going to be her day. Dennis Grombkowski / Getty Images
Lisicki's misery continued even during the breaks between games. It wasn't going to be her day. Dennis Grombkowski / Getty Images
Bartoli found Lisicki more competitive in the second set, but she wasn't going to give up as she lunged at every opportunity to get the ball back on the German's court. Dennis Grombkowski / Getty Images
Bartoli found Lisicki more competitive in the second set, but she wasn't going to give up as she lunged at every opportunity to get the ball back on the German's court. Dennis Grombkowski / Getty Images
Bartoli eventually won 6-1, 6-4, in what proved to be a shorter final than had been imagined. Julian Finney / Getty Images
Bartoli eventually won 6-1, 6-4, in what proved to be a shorter final than had been imagined. Julian Finney / Getty Images
It was a dominant display from the world No 7 player who did not drop a set throughout her winning campaign. Julian Finney / Getty Images
It was a dominant display from the world No 7 player who did not drop a set throughout her winning campaign. Julian Finney / Getty Images
Lisicki, who has been solid on the grass courts of SW19 would have fancied her chances of finally winning the singles title here. Mike Hewitt / Getty Images
Lisicki, who has been solid on the grass courts of SW19 would have fancied her chances of finally winning the singles title here. Mike Hewitt / Getty Images
Bartoli's celebration in the stands will be one of the ensuring images from this year's Wimbledon Championships. Dennis Grombkowski / Getty Images
Bartoli's celebration in the stands will be one of the ensuring images from this year's Wimbledon Championships. Dennis Grombkowski / Getty Images
At 23, one would assume Lisicki will come back to win the title one day. Mike Hewitt / Getty Images
At 23, one would assume Lisicki will come back to win the title one day. Mike Hewitt / Getty Images
Bartoli set a record for the most appearances – 47 – before winning a grand slam singles title. Dennis Grombkowski / Getty Images
Bartoli set a record for the most appearances – 47 – before winning a grand slam singles title. Dennis Grombkowski / Getty Images
For now, Lisicki must be content with the runner-up trophy. Mike Hewitt / Getty Images
For now, Lisicki must be content with the runner-up trophy. Mike Hewitt / Getty Images
The French No 1 made her way to the stands where she was congratulated by her father, Walter, who was previously her coach too. Dennis Grombkowski / Getty Images
The French No 1 made her way to the stands where she was congratulated by her father, Walter, who was previously her coach too. Dennis Grombkowski / Getty Images
The two finalists walked out of the presentation ceremony together. Julian Finney / Getty Images
The two finalists walked out of the presentation ceremony together. Julian Finney / Getty Images