Marion Bartoli of France and Sabine Lisicki of Germany pose with their respective titles.
Lisicki's booming serve never functioned smoothly. However, later she suddenly found form but that wasn't quite enough to stage a comeback.
An exalted Bartoli after her victory, raced across the arena in celebration of her first Wimbledon championship.
In her first appearance in the decider at the biggest tournament of all, Lisicki couldn't get past the finish line as she lost in straight sets.
Lisicki couldn't hold back her tears as she missed out on a golden opportunity to win her first Wimbledon title.
Bartoli, seeded 15th, took full advantage of a desperately nervous performance by her German opponent.
Marion Bartoli of France overwhelmed an out of sorts Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-4 on a sun-drenched Centre Court to win her first Wimbledon title on Saturday.
Hsieh Su-wei and Peng Shuai won their first Grand Slam title with a 7-6 (1), 6-1 victory over Australian duo Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua in the women's doubles final.
The 12th-seeded Dellacqua and Barty were bidding to become the first all-Australian team to win the women's title at the All England Club since 1978.
Twin brothers Mike and Bob Bryan captured their fourth straight major with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo.
The Croatian-Brazilian pair of Dodig and Melo was not enough to stop the Bryan Brothers from from winning their 15th Grand Slam at Wimbledon.