Pitch perfect for Marion Bartoli

Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli kicked off a pre-season football friendly on Saturday, dressed in a red mini-skirt and killer heels.

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Bartoli at the Novak Djokovic Foundation London gala dinner

Bartoli, who clinched her maiden Grand Slam title with victory over Germany’s Sabine Lisicki in the Wimbledon final last weekend, performed the ceremonial kick-off in the match between Marseille and Porto.

The 28-year-old wore a Marseille shirt after spending the earlier part of the day training with the French Ligue 1 club at their base.

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Bartoli, wearing an Olympique de Marseille jersey, on Saturday. PICs/Getty Images, AFP

Following her win over Lisicki, Bartoli has put in other appearances — like at Novak Djokovic Foundation’s London gala dinner last week — where she has been dressed impeccably.

These appearances come on the heels of BBC’s John Inverdale’s sexist comments that Bartoli was “never going to be a looker” after her final win.

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