Marion Bartoli of France smiles as she holds the trophy after winning the Women's singles final match
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BBC apology for John Inverdale remark about Marion Bartoli

The BBC has apologised after reports that commentator John Inverdale said Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli was "never going to be a looker".

Inverdale's comments on Radio 5 live as the French player prepared to face Germany's Sabine Lisicki provoked anger from many listeners.

A BBC spokesperson said: "We accept that this remark was insensitive and for that we apologise."

  • 06 Jul 2013
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