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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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