(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist A glance at the list of men's singles champions at Wimbledon the last dozen years reveals plenty of pleasant-enough looking chaps, though not a single slam-dunk male model in the bunch.
No matter. Each one was instantly fawned over the moment he held the trophy aloft, celebrated for toughness, smarts and the kind of devotion that knows no quit.
Marion Bartoli displayed all of those qualities - and more - on the way to winning Wimbledon in this most tumultuous of years. But because she's a woman, at least one man behind a microphone couldn't stop there.
His name is John Inverdale, and even as Bartoli headed toward the spectator's box where the father who taught her to play tennis sat, Inverdale's listeners on BBC Radio were treated to some musings about how she came to possess a champion's ability.
''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 y...