Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli has won her first Grand Slam title with a dominant 6-1, 6-4 victory over Sabine Lisicki in the Wimbledon final.
Bartoli, 28, clinched it in Grand style at her second calling, completely outplaying Lisicki who failed to turn up.
She won the first set in 30 minutes as Lisicki struggled to contain her opponent with the pressure of the occasion surmounting the Germany’s 23rd seed’s efforts.
Lisicki cut a fragile figure and was reduced to tears in the second set, helpless to prevent Bartoli from lifting the Venus Rosewater dish.
“I was overwhelmed by whole situation, credit to Marion, she handled it perfectly,” Lisicki told BBC.
“She had been here before. She deserves it and I hope I get the chance one more time as well.”
15th seed Bartoli ended with an ace collapsing to the ground once victory was hers.
“Honestly I cannot believe it,” Bartoli said on winning Wimbledon.
“When I was a little girl I dreamed of this moment for so long. I missed out in 1997, I know what it is like and I’m sure Sabine will be here one more time, no doubt about it.”