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WTA Odds N' Ends: Masterful Marion

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Published July 08, 2013 12:00

WTA Odds N' Ends: Masterful Marion
Marion Bartoli

Six years after reaching her first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon, Marion Bartoli secured the title at the All-England Club, accomplishing an impressive list of statistics in the process:

- In winning her first Grand Slam title in her 47th Grand Slam tournament, she broke Jana Novotna's record of 45 for most Grand Slams played before winning one.

- She became the first player in the Open Era to win Wimbledon playing two-handed off both sides.

- She became the third Frenchwoman in the Open Era to collect a Grand Slam title after Mary Pierce at the 1995 Australian Open and 2000 French Open and Amélie Mauresmo at the 2006 Australian Open and 2006 Wimbledon.

- She became the sixth player in the Open Era to capture Wimbledon without dropping a set:
Chris Evert: 1981
Martina Navratilova: 1983, 1984, 1986, 1990
Lindsay Davenport: 1999
Serena Williams: 2002, 2010
Venus Williams: 2008
Marion Bartoli: 2013

- She joined a list of 29 players who have eclipsed the $10 million career prize money mark, as did Wimbledon quarterfinalist Petra Kvitova.

Asians Victorious In Doubles
Hsieh Su-Wei and Peng Shuai beat Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua in the Wimbledon doubles final for their first Grand Slam title. Among their noteworthy statistics:

- They improved to 6-0 in WTA finals.

- The final was Peng's 200th professional doubles match win and Hsieh's 300th.

- Peng now has nine WTA doubles titles, and Hsieh has 11.

- Hsieh became the first player from Chinese Taipei to win a Grand Slam title of any kind.

- Peng became the fifth Chinese player to win a Grand Slam title of any kind:
Yan Zi: 2006 Australian Open doubles, 2006 Wimbledon doubles
Zheng Jie: 2006 Australian Open doubles, 2006 Wimbledon doubles
Sun Tiantian: 2008 Australian Open mixed doubles
Li Na: 2011 French Open singles
Peng Shuai: 2013 Wimbledon doubles

Ranking News
- Wimbledon winner Marion Bartoli climbed eight spots to match her career-high of No.7.

- Wimbledon semifinalist Kirsten Flipkens ascended five spots to No.15 in making her Top 15 debut.

- Laura Robson jumped 11 spots to No.27 in making her Top 30 debut. She is the highest-ranked Brit since Jo Durie was No.26 in April 1987.

- Simona Halep went up two spots to No.30 in making her Top 30 debut.

- Eighteen-year-old Madison Keys went up seven spots to No.45 in making her Top 50 debut and becoming the youngest player in the Top 50. That also made her one of six Americans in the Top 50, the most since November 2006.

- Monica Puig soared 16 spots to No.49 in making her Top 50 debut. She is the first Puerto Rican in the Top 50 since Kristina Brandi in December 2004.

- Stefanie Voegele inched up one spot to No.50 in making her Top 50 debut.

- Flavia Pennetta was the Top 100's biggest climber in going from No.166 to No.100.

- Wimbledon doubles champ Peng Shuai went up 13 spots to No.10 in cracking the doubles Top 10.

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