Updated: Wednesday, 25 December 2013 18:26 | By Agence France-Presse

Bartoli and Parkes L'Equipe's French sportspeople of year

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.


Bartoli and Parkes L'Equipe's French sportspeople of year

Marion Bartoli of France hits a return during her match against Lauren Davis of the USA on day three of the Rogers Cup Toronto at Rexall Centre at York University on August 7, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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 honour.

Two skiers downhill world champion Marion Rolland (522pts) and giant slalom world champion Tessa Worley (520pts) finished second and third but not much consolation given both have been ruled out of February's Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, because of injury.

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.

Triple jump outdoor world champion Teddy Tamgho (403 pts) was third while French playmaker Franck Ribery (375pts), a pivotal member of the Bayern Munich side that swept the German title, the German Cup and the Champions League last season, was fourth.

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