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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.
"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."
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.
France's Marion Bartoli has won the Ladies Singles at Wimbledon beating Germany's Sabine Lisicki in two sets (6-1 6-4).
Wimbledon organisers urged tennis fans not to join the queue today because the grounds are full.
Andy Murray was today preparing for his second successive Wimbledon final, returning to the All England Club's Aorangi practice courts for an hour.
The Scot was greeted by excited fans, and stopped to sign autographs.
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.
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Germany's Sabine Lisicki is set to play France's Marion Bartoli in the women's Wimbledon final today.