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Marion Bartoli breaks Jana Novotna´s record of winning first grand slam in most tries

Tennis: At Wimbledon, Frenchwoman won her first Grand Slam in 47th attempt, breaking the record Jana Novotna who did same in 45th attempt
WTA Tennis  09 Jul 2013 - 18:12 / by Talal Dar / reads 1946.
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Tennis: France's Marion Bartoli won her first Grand Slam at recently concluded 2013 Wimbledon Tennis Championship and by doing so, she has broken few records and has got her name in the history books.

The Frenchwoman broke the Czechoslovakia's Jana Novotna's record of winning her first grand slam after most tries. The former world no.2, Jana Novotna lost in three Grand Slam finals, 1991 Australian Open, 1993 Wimbledon and 1997 Wimbledon before winning her first Grand Slam at 1998 Wimbledon.

The 12-time winner of Grand Slams in Women's Doubles and 4-time winner of Grand Slams in Mixed Doubles, lost in 44 Grand Slams before finally making the triumph.

Bartoli on the other hand, lost in 2007 Wimbledon final, 2011 French Open semifinal and Quarterfinals in 2009 Australian Open, 2012 US Open before winning the 2013 Wimbledon.

Bartoli lost 46 Grand Slam matches and won it in her 47th attempt. She also became first player to win Wimbledon in open era who uses double-handed backhand and forehand. Monica Seles used both hands for both backhand and forehand and won 9 grand slams but she never won Wimbledon. She lost final in 1992 against Steffi Graf.

She has become first Frenchwoman to win Wimbledon without dropping a set. Amelie Mauresmo, Bartoli's current coach is the only other French Wimbledon champion who won it in 2006. The other French Grand Slam champion in open era is Mary Pierce who won Australian Open in 1995 and French Open in 2000.

There are five other players who have won Wimbledon without dropping a set. Chris Evert was first to do it in 1981, Martina Navratilova did it in 1983, 1984, 1986 and 1990. Lindsay Davenport in 1999, Serena Williams in 2002 and 2010 and Venus Williams in 2008 are other players to win Wimbledon without dropping a single set.

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