Found July 06, 2013 on Fox Sports:
PLAYERS: Marion Bartoli
Marion Bartoli won Wimbledon on Saturday. It wasn't a great match, as many have pointed out, this website included. Inevitably, while searching for ways to express disappointment at the dull end to the sport's marquee tournament, someone was going to stumble onto that big no-no of a talking point -- a player's looks. Enter BBC radio commentator John Inverdale, who had this to say to his radio listeners after Bartoli's triumph: "Do you think Bartoli's dad told her when she was little, 'You're never going to be a looker? You'll never be a Sharapova, so you have to be scrappy and fight.'" We doubt that exchange occured, and not just because her dad probably had no knowledge of Sharapova's existence when Marion was little. Inverdale later attempted to make amends, saying, "We poked fun, in a nice way, about how she looks ... but Marion Bartoli is an incredible role model." The BBC also apologized later. None of it stopped...
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  • Well, first of all, unless I am seeing things, I think she is beautiful. I saw a closeup of her--her nose is perfect, eyebrows awesome, beautiful smile---it looked like she was completely natural in the picture. So with makeup I can imagine how beautiful she would be. That was a mean remark he made---shows how clueless some men are that he didn't even recognize her natural beauty.

BBC commentator unleashes idiot sexist comments at Marion Bartoli

France's Marion Bartoli had a career breakthrough on Saturday by winning the Wimbledon Ladies Championship, her first Grand Slam title. As she was celebrating her victory, the BBC had to apologize for commentator John Inverdale who made some disparaging remarks about Bartoli before her win against Sabine Lisicki. On BBC Radio, Inverdale who has covered many major events for...

BBC analyst in hot water for comments

BBC's John Inverdale is catching a lot of heat for comments he made about the physical appearance of Wimbledon winner Marion Bartoli. 

Wimbledon Dream Comes True for Marion Bartoli as she Captures 2013 Title

    (July 6, 2013) Back when she was a 6-year-old girl, Marion Bartoli pretended to play match point on the Wimbledon Centre court. She dreamed of winning what she deemed the most coveted Grand Slam trophy. As Don Quixote had a quest and dreamed the impossible dream, Bartoli’s impossible dream came true on Saturday [...]

Women's final terrible for tennis

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Bartoli routs Lisicki to win Wimbledon

Marion Bartoli won her first major title on her second attempt with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Sabine Lisicki on Saturday in the Wimbledon final. Bartoli, a Frenchwoman who lost in the 2007 final at the All England Club, won six straight games to take the first set and five in a row to seize control in the second. Lisicki had some success playing from behind at this year's tournament...

Lisicki to beat Bartoli in the Wimbledon Ladies Finals

 Saturday morning bright and early at 9 a.m.ET on ESPN it will be Breakfast at Wimbledon The Ladies Final. No odds maker on the planet had German Sabine Lisicki facing France’s Marion Bartoli in the final at Wimbledon 2013.Of note is the fact that Germany’s Lisicki and France’s Bartoli also form the second-lowest pair of seeded women to meet for the Wimbledon title. In 2007...

Wimbledon Champions Shine At Dinner

AP Andy Murray and Marion Bartoli certainly stole the show this fortnight with their emphatic victories at Wimbledon. Their good form continued off the court where both looked stunning at the Wimbledon Champions Dinner.

TN,MGSPINTL *2080 AP-TEN--Wimbledon-Women's Final Comparison,0187

Wimbledon-Women's Final Comparison By The Associated Press No. 15 Marion Bartoli vs. No. 23 Sabine Lisicki Bartoli Lisicki Age 28 23 Height 5-6 3/4 5-10 Weight 139 154 Rank 15 24 Career Money-x $8,513,782 $2,884,131 2013 Money-x $348,800 $319,143 Grand Slam Finals 0-1 - Wimbledon Finals 0-1 - Career Titles 7 3 Wimbledon Titles - - 2013 Titles - - Head-to-Head 1-3...

Wimbledon Women's Boxscore

Saturday At The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club London Championship Marion Bartoli (15) def. Sabine Lisicki (23), 6-1, 6-4. Bartoli Lisicki 1st Serve Percentage 67 65 Aces 2 6 Double Faults 6 5 1st Serve Winning Pct. 79 52 2nd Serve Winning Pct. 37 39 Fastest serve (mph) 106 115 Average 1st serve speed (mph) 101 103 Average 2nd serve speed (mph) 93 82 Winners (including...


The third Grand Slam of the tennis season was marked by early upsets, surprise stars and a picture perfect triumph. Andy Murray’s straight set Wimbledon win over Novak Djokovic made him the first male British winner in 77 years. On the women’s side, Marion Bartoli scored her first Grand Slam title, with a dominant victory over Sabine Lisicki. But Wimbledon’s all-white styling...

2013 Wimbledon Champions

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Links of the Day 7/6/13

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Wimbledon Head-to-Head

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