Ranking the 10 Most Unlikely Wimbledon Winners in History

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Ranking the 10 Most Unlikely Wimbledon Winners in History
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Sabine Lisicki (left) and Marion Bartoli

Marion Bartoli's victory in the women's singles final at the All England Club raises an obvious question: Was she the most unlikely Wimbledon winner in history?

Before the tournament began, few would have picked the 15th-seeded Bartoli, who, at 28, had never won a Grand Slam singles event and seemed to be past her prime.

However, a number of other men and women have defied expectations, logic or past performances to win singles titles at Wimbledon. Sometimes, upsets produced unanticipated winners. Other times, circumstances yielded unlikely champions.

After taking a look at the paths taken by all the champions, we composed a countdown of the 10 most unlikely Wimbledon winners in history. 

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