Sabine Lisicki has a great record at Wimbledon. Source: Carl Court/Getty Images
Hard hitting German Sabine Lisicki will be out to reach the last four at Wimbledon for the second time in three years when she faces Kaia Kanepi on Tuesday night (AEST). The world number 24 needed three sets to get past top seed Serena Williams in the last sixteen at the All-England club and is now the tournament favourite following her power packed performance. Williams is not the only seeded player to fall to Lisicki at Wimbledon this year, with 14th seeded Australian Sam Stosur bowing out to her in the third round.
World number 46 Kanepi has had to do it the hard way at SW19, going into the event as an unseeded player. Although she swept past unheralded players Laura Robson and Alison Riske in her past two matches, the Estonian ended seventh Angelique Kerber’s run by coming from a set down to beat her in three in the second round.
This pair has never previously met on the WTA tour, but Lisicki has a distinct grass court advantage over her last eight opponent. Although Kanepi has been ranked as high as 15 and has won four career titles, this is just the second time that she has been past the second round at Wimbledon, with three of her past four visits to London resulting in a first round exit. While Lisicki has failed to get past the fourth round at any other grand slam, her past three visits to the All-England club before this year have seen her reach the last eight and beyond.
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