Wimbledon Final Beckons

Source: AP/theaustralian.com.au
Agnieszka Radwanska reached the final at Wimbledon last year. Source: AP/theaustralian.com.au
Agnieszka Radwanska  has the opportunity to reach a second straight final at Wimbledon when she faces hard hitting German Sabine Lisicki  in the last four on Thursday night (AEST). The world number four has been made to fight for her place in the semi-finals, having needed three sets  to overcome her past three opponents, including sixth seed Li Na. Li was the first seeded player that Radwanska have met in the tournament following a series of shock results in the first week and she will rely on all of the guile that got her through that match is she is to reach a second straight final at the All England club.

German Sabine Lisicki has relied on her power-packed groundstrokes to reach the semi-finals for the second time in three years. The 23rd seed has been a revelation on grass courts in recent seasons, reaching the last eight in each of her past four visits to SW19. She shocked world number one and red hot favourite Serena Williams in the fourth round before winning through to the decider with a straight sets  win over unseeded Estonian Kaia Kanepi in the quarter-finals.

This pair have met twice previously on the WTA Tour, with both clashes coming on hardcourts. Radwanska won 6-2 6-1 in Dubai last year while Lisicki overpowered her opponent in three sets  a year earlier. The German has relied on her strong game from the back of the court to get past Kanepi, Williams and Sam Stosur in her past three matches and will again rely on her hard hitting to reach a maiden Grand Slam final.

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