• Bartoli, Parker L’Equipe’s French sportspeople of year


    PARIS: Wimbledon women’s singles champion Marion Bartoli and NBA star Tony Parker were named female and male sports person of the year by French sports newspaper L’Equipe on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila). Bartoli, 29, topped the women’s section with 886 points following her stunning success at Wimbledon beating German Sabine Lisicki, her first—and only—Grand Slam crown at the 47th attempt, a record in the women’s game for those who have finally captured such a lofty honor. Parker, 31, got the nod with 805 points principally on the back of his inspirational performances in France’s being crowned European champions in Slovenia in September. Parker, who plays guard for the San Antonio Spurs, beat Judoka legend Olympic and six-time world champion Teddy Riner (555 pts), who won the award last year.



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