Marion Bartoli had a career-defining moment at Wimbledon this year, but it was a long journey...
Bartoli actually won her first Grand Slam title as 16-year-old, conquering the 2001 US Open juniors.
And it wouldn't take too long for her powerful, two-fisted strokes to make an impact in the pros.
With father Walter by her side the whole time, Bartoli captured her first three WTA titles in 2006.
Those first three WTA titles came at Auckland, Tokyo [Japan Open] and Québec City during 2006.
She truly announced herself at Wimbledon in 2007, though, with a stunning win over the World No.1.
Bartoli battled back from 61 53 down to surprise then-No.1 Justine Henin in the semifinals, 16 75 61.
She would fall to Venus Williams in the final, but Bartoli was now on every top player's radar.
Bartoli would play her first WTA Championships later in 2007, playing two matches as an alternate.
Henin beat her in somewhat of a revenge match, but Bartoli won the other one against Jelena Jankovic.
After another strong season in 2008, Bartoli had another breakthrough at the 2009 Australian Open.
She beat then-World No.1 Jankovic in the fourth round - her second career win over a World No.1.
Bartoli would also capture her fourth and fifth WTA titles in 2009, at Monterrey and Stanford.
She was also part of someone else's history that summer - Kim Clijsters' comeback match in Cincy.
Bartoli made an inspired run to her second Grand Slam semifinal on home turf at the 2011 French Open.
She won her sixth WTA title at Eastbourne a few weeks later, which would be a bit of a springboard.
A week and a half after that, Bartoli would upset a newly-returned Serena Williams at Wimbledon.
Williams had barely played for 12 months, but she was a four-time champion at the All-England Club.
She was an alternate at the WTA Championships in 2011, defeating Victoria Azarenka in her only match.
Bartoli beat Azarenka at Miami in 2012 too, which would be her third career win over a World No.1.
And she completed her Grand Slam quarterfinal collection in 2012, making the US Open quarterfinals.
Once again Bartoli was an alternate for the WTA Championships in 2012 - she didn't play, though.
After a tough start to 2013, Bartoli came alive at Wimbledon, reaching her second Grand Slam final.
And with a big ace out wide on the ad side on match point, she beat Sabine Lisicki for the title.
Bartoli's first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon means two-handed players have now won all four majors.
Monica Seles won the Australian Open, French Open and US Open, and Bartoli has completed the set.
Bartoli's loyalty showed as she watched good friend Kristina Mladenovic play her final the next day.
And at the Wimbledon Champions Ball on Sunday night, her father Walter was still by her side.
Bartoli is France's third Grand Slam champion in the Open Era, after Mary Pierce and Amélie Mauresmo.
After playing Simona Halep in Cincinnati on Wednesday, August 14, 2013, Bartoli called it a career.