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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 21: Marion Bartoli of France visits the Crown Entertainment Complex during day four of the 2010 Australian Open on January 21, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)
Marion Bartoli climbed into the stands and hugged her father, Walter, who only politely hugged back. A few minutes later, she would interrupt her own on-court interview to say, "First of all, my dad, who is here with me today, means so much.'' Bartoli had just won Wimbledon on Saturday, beating Serena-killer Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-4. And this is when a tennis player's emotions are at their most obvious and overwhelming. They're in your throat. Know this: Bartoli has fired her dad, her coach, twice this year alone. And now, her first act as champ is to be with him? Meanwhile, Lisicki was crying. How did you feel about this match? No Venus or Serena Williams and no Maria Sharapova? The hard truth for tennis is this: That was a terrible match for the sport. Terrible. For most of the match, Lisicki was in complete panic. But not only that. Women's tennis is desperate for stars. And this is the sport's greatest stage, greatest opportunity. Yet with so little depth, two underdogs got h...
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