Ladies' final at Wimbledon

Germany's Sabine Lisicki is set to play France's Marion Bartoli in the ladies' Wimbledon final today. Andy Murray beat Poland's Jerzy Janowicz in four sets to secure a place in the final against Serbia's Novak Djokovic on Sunday.

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Marion Bartoli: 'It has been my dream since I was six'

France's Marion Bartoli has won her first Grand Slam after beating Germany's Sabine Lisicki in the Wimbledon Ladies Final.

Afterwards, she said: "I am just so happy that I am holding this trophy, it has been my dream since I was six years old.

Marion Bartoli won 6-1 6-4 in 1hr and 21 mins. Credit: EMPICS Sport/EMPICS Sport

"And I would like to thank everyone in the crowd who supported me today, and I hope next year I will be there as well."

Marion Bartoli climbed up to the players' box to celebrate with family and friends. Credit: Friso Gentsch/DPA/Press Association

Bartoli, 28, also paid tribute to her father Walter - who coached her until this year - for his backing.

He was among friends and family who supported her from the players' box and she made a beeline for him as she clambered up from the famous lawn.


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Sun shines at Wimbledon

Waiting to get in to Wimbledon. Credit: ITV News/ Jim Dutton
Enjoying the sun in SW19. Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Tennis fans have been making the most of the good weather ahead of the Wimbledon ladies' final at 2pm.

Forecasters expect the weather to be hotter than usual for the time of year - the average maximum temperature for July in England is 20.9C (69.5F) - and many parts of the country will enjoy temperatures on par with popular Spanish holiday resorts.

Tennis fans settle in on Murray Mount. Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire
Enjoying the sun in SW19. Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire


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