Murray, Bartoli Take Wimbledon Titles

July 8, 2013
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For the first time in 77 years, a British tennis player has won the men’s singles title at Wimbledon.

Andy Murray took three hours to win a straight sets victory over Novak Djokovic, from Serbia, 6-4, 7-5, 6-4.  He became the first British man to win singles at Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936.  Murray now has two Grand Slam titles, having beaten Djokovic at the U.S. Open in September.

On Saturday, Marion Bartoli, from France, won the women’s singles title, defeating Germany’s Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-4.

Bartoli was 14-12 in 2013, had not won a tournament in a year-and-a-half, and was playing in her 47th Grand Slam tournament, the most-ever by a woman before winning a major tournament.  She had lost a Wimbledon final to Venus Williams in 2007.

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