WIMBLEDON -- Marion Bartoli of France overpowered a nervous Sabine Lisicki in the first set and rode out a challenge from her ponytailed German opponent in the second set to win her first Wimbledon title in her second appearance in the final.
Bartoli, seeded 15th, prevailed over No. 23 Lisicki, 6-1, 6-4, on a sunny day on Centre Court. Bartoli became the first French woman to win the Wimbledon singles title since Amelie Mauresmo -- Bartoli’s coach -- triumphed here in 2006.
“Dreams come true,” Bartoli said while still celebrating her victory on the court.
Because of a series of upsets that rocked the tournament in the first week, Bartoli had a relatively easy path to the...