Posted July 08, 2013 on AP on Fox
(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 l...

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. 

Marion Bartoli: More Than “Still A Weirdo”

Marion Bartoli has gotten the “weirdo” label for too long; ever consider that she’s one of the normal ones? In the hours and days following Marion Bartoli’s maiden Grand Slam win, pundits and commentators have been hard at work spinning the wheel of adjectives (if not euphemisms) to describe the Frenchwoman. “Quirky.” “Eccentric.” “Unique.” All of which are ways...

Andre Ayew Congratulates Wimbledon Champion Marion Bartoli

Andre Ayew has congratulated France’s Marion Bartoli on her Wimbledon success By Akyereko Frimpong Manson Ghana winger Andre Ayew has officially congratulated French tennis star Marion Bartoli for her first Grand Slam title victory at Wimbledon final. Bartoli produced a dominant display winning 6-1 6-4 over German 23rd seed Sabine Lisicki on Saturday. Bartoli won the first set...

Andy Murray, Marion Bartoli and Others Shine at Wimbledon Champions Ball 2013

(July 7, 2013)History has been made, and the winners of this year’s Wimbledon Championships attended the prestigious Champions Ball at the Intercontinental Park Lane Hotel in London on Sunday evening. The women’s and men’s singles winners, Marion Bartoli and Andy Murray, pose together The stunning surprise of the evening was the elegantly beautiful women’s singles winner...

Mahvelous Marion, simply mahvelous.

It's not often I feature a player in off-court apparel but I've covered Marion Bartoli's Wimby tennis dress* already. Couldn't resist; she absolutely glows here. Bartoli, our 2013 Wimbledon women's champion, rocked the red carpet at a Novak Djokovic Foundation event in London Monday night dressed as above. Congratulations on your huge win Marion. Simply mahvelous...

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.

Wimbledon Winner Bartoli and Finalist Lisicki Join New Haven Open Field

NEW HAVEN, Conn., July 10, 2013 – Wimbledon Champion and World No. 7 Marion Bartoli and Wimbledon Finalist and World No. 18 Sabine Lisicki join four additional top 10 players in the field for the 2013 New Haven Open at Yale presented by First Niagara, a WTA event that is part of the Emirates Airline [...]


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

Men's Singles - Andy Murray (2), Britain Women's Singles - Marion Bartoli (15), France Men's Doubles - Bob and Mike Bryan (1), United States Women's Doubles - Hsieh Su-wei, Taiwan, and Peng Shuai (8), China Mixed Doubles - Daniel Nestor, Canada, and Kristina Mladenovic (8), France Gentlemen's Invitation Doubles - Lindsay Davenport, United States, and Martina...
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