Marion Bartoli of France wins women's championship at Wimbledon, beats Sabine Lisicki of Germany

LONDON (CNN) -- France's Marion Bartoli has claimed the women's singles title at Wimbledon with a crushing 6-1 6-4 victory over Sabine Lisiki.

The 28-year-old, a losing finalist against Venus Williams in 2007, swept aside her German opponent in one hour 21 minutes to claim her first Grand Slam title.

Bartoli becomes only the second Frenchwoman to win Wimbledon in the open era, following in the footsteps of Amelie Mauresmo who won in 2006.

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