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Murray, Bartoli claim Wimbledon singles titles

Published: Monday, July 8, 2013 11:05 a.m. CDT

LONDON (AP) — Andy Murray became the first British man in 77 years to win the Wimbledon title, beating Novak Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 in Sunday’s final.

The hard-fought, 3 hour, 9 minute affair was filled with long, punishing rallies and a final game that may have felt like another 77 years, with Murray squandering three match points before finally putting it away after four deuces.

The last British man to win the Wimbledon title was Fred Perry in 1936.

Murray, who lost to Roger Federer in last year’s final, won his second major title after last year’s U.S. Open.

In the women’s final, Marion Bartoli won her first major title Saturday, defeating Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-4.

Bartoli won six straight games to take the first set and five in a row to seize control in the second. The Frenchwoman lost the 2007 final at the All England Club.

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