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Sabine Lisicki - Angelique Kerber Live

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Nationality Player Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
GERA Kerber667--
GERS Lisicki375--

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  1. - - KERBER 6-3 6-7 7-5 - MATCH! - She's finally done it! Kerber amasses a triple match point and Lisicki forehands out on the second of them. Kerber through in a fantastic all-German battle, Lisicki's run comes to an end.

  2. - - KERBER 6-3 6-7 6-5 - BREAK! - It's three games in a row for Kerber, and for the third time she will serve for the match.

  3. - - KERBER 6-3 6-7 5-5 - Kerber holds, and the two are dead heat after some epic play and twists and turns.

  4. - - KERBER 6-3 6-7 4-5 - BREAK! - Were you expecting a straightforward finale? Kerber channels the anger and hammers the returns into a triple break point, claiming the second to keep us on course for a grandstand finish.

  5. - - KERBER 6-3 6-7 3-5 - BREAK! - A double-fault completes a break to 15 and Kerber is beginning to really struggle. Lisicki's excellent run will continue if she holds in the next game.

  6. - - KERBER 6-3 6-7 3-4 - Another arduous battle comes to deuce, but Lisicki holds for the lead in the decider.

  7. - - KERBER 6-3 6-7 3-3 - BREAK! - And that's exactly what happens. A break to 30 as Kerber still cannot shake off her compatriot. What a battle this has become.

  8. - - KERBER 6-3 6-7 3-2 - BREAK! - Kerber makes good on her second break point after deuce and could well have the initiative to take this final set, but she needs to avoid another break-back first.

  9. - - KERBER 6-3 6-7 2-2 - Far from unconvincing service from Kerber, but she holds nonetheless.

  10. - - KERBER 6-3 6-7 1-2 - And Lisicki holds after saving a break point to continue her momentum.

  11. - - KERBER 6-3 6-7 1-1 - BREAK! - Instant break back in a game temporarily halted by an injury break.

  12. - - KERBER 6-3 6-7(9-7) - SET! - And after surviving a total of three match points, Lisicki forces the deciding set after an epic tie-break!

  13. - - KERBER 6-3 6-6 - A lovely back-hand drop from deuce gives Lisicki the opening advantage point, which she then converts in a tense game 12. Now it's tie-break time. Lisicki has to win this TB, but the only time it's happened between the two in the past, she came out on top.

  14. - - KERBER 6-3 6-5 - In a relatively tame game by their current standards, Kerber holds and will again have the chance to advance to the semi-finals if she can break serve.

  15. - - KERBER 6-3 5-5 - Lisicki produces arguably her best points of the match to save two match points and eventually hold from deuce. Thrilling stuff as the second set heads to its conclusion, and it likely will take a tie-break to separate them.

  16. - - KERBER 6-3 5-4 - Lisicki challenges successfully to defy one hold point but opts not to challenge the next as Kerber keeps her serve and now the Russian must do the same to remain in the tournament.

  17. - - KERBER 6-3 4-4 - Kerber prevents a love-service, but a challenge leads to the hold for Lisicki as the two settle into a holding stalemate for now.

  18. - - KERBER 6-3 4-3 - It appeared Lisicki's momentum would continue and put her in front of a set for the first time, but Kerber clung on and eventually holds from deuce five. Important game for Angelique, that.

  19. - - KERBER 6-3 3-3 - A love-service game brings Lisicki level. Three games in a row for each lady now, but it's Sharapova's conqueror who has momentum on her side now.

  20. - - KERBER 6-3 3-2 - BREAK! - Well, here we go perhaps. Break-back and Lisicki has another shot here.

  21. - - KERBER 6-3 3-1 - Lisicki holds to 30 to stop the rot, but she'll need an even better fight-back than she offered in the previous set to stay alive here.

  22. - - KERBER 6-3 3-0 - BREAK! - Much as she had in the first, Kerber is dominating early in the second set and breaks her compatriot's serve before holding again for a three-game cushion.

  23. - - KERBER 6-3 1-0 - The start of set two is delayed slightly as Lisicki receives treatment on a blister on her thumb, but it doesn't affect her game too much. Kerber remains strong in serve after that mid-set wobble, however, and holds to 30.

  24. - - KERBER 6-3 - SET! - And to prove once and for all that regular service in the first set had resumed, Kerber breaks Liscki to go one-up.

  25. - - KERBER 5-3 - Kerber manages to get back on song with ball in hand and love-service puts her on the verge of the first set despite the recent blip.

  26. - - KERBER 4-3 - The opening set is well and truly back on: Lislicki powers up the forehand from 30-30 after a nervy start to the seventh game for both Germans.

  27. - - KERBER 4-2 - BREAK! - Lisicki had to break back, and she did: the first real signs of weakness in Kerber's service were fully explited and though a slick backhand winner saves the first of a double break-point, Liscki wins out on the second.

  28. - - KERBER 4-1 - BREAK! - And from a back-and-forth game after four points, Kerber finds openings once again to earn and convert another break point.

  29. - - KERBER 3-1 - The world number eight's form with ball in hand shows no sign of relenting, however, as another hold to love brings the lead back to two games.

  30. - - KERBER 2-1 - Lisicki salvages a very early double-break to force deuce from second serve, but the improvement halts after good power for first advantage and two outs lead to a second break. She is able to rescue again for deuce three, and finally forces Kerber out via a desperate lob effort to claim her first game of the contest from deuce six.

  31. - - KERBER 2-0 - And with a quick and efficient hold in her first service game, Kerber lays down an early marker in the opening set.

  32. - - KERBER 1-0 - BREAK! - Nightmare start for Lisicki as Kerber has an answer for almost everything she serves up, breaking to 30 from the off.

  33. - - Lisicki serves first as the battle of Germany's top two female players begins!

  34. - - Kerber has won all four of the previous four contests between them, including two this year on hard surface courts (albeit one of those via retirement in Auckland).

  35. - - Eurosport tennis expert Simon Reed feels Lisicki's win wasn't necessarily a one-off as she prepares for another challenge in the form of her compatriot and world number eight Kerber. Read his blog here

  36. - - All-German last-eight battle due next on centre court as Angelique Kerber prepares to meet Sharapova conqueror Sabine Lisicki, and the two are out to begin preparations now. Report: Sharapova stunned at Wimbledon

Sabine Lisicki

Nationality GER
Date of Birth 22/09/1989
Height 1.78 m
Weight 70 kg

Angelique Kerber

Nationality GER
Date of Birth 18/01/1988
Height 1.73 m
Weight 68 kg

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  1. I'd pay to have sex with Sabine, best looking woman­ on the planet, mmmmmmmm

    From Michael, on Thu 5 Jul 12:13
  2. lol @ Zvi - you make me laugh!

    From John, on Wed 4 Jul 14:36
  3. ARGHHHHHH!!!!!!! Ohhhhhhh Sabine!.....You had that­ match on your racket! A 2nd Wimbledon Semi-Final should­ have been yours......Oh well, I guess after your world­ beating 4th round performance against Maria: beating­ your arch nemesis Kerber (also for the 1st time ever!)­ may well have been too much too soon for you? Lisicki­ was horrendous in that 1st set, and looked as though­ she had been partying too much after beating Maria? ­ Once she woke up, and realized she was competing for a­ place in another Wimbledon Semi-Final: she then started­ performing accordingly, but in the end maybe didn't­ quite have either enough left in the tank, or enough­ belief in her own ability to finally put Kerber away? ­ Congratulations - credit to Angelique for not totally­ capitulating; overcoming that demon, and thus finally­ getting the job done! Both Lisicki & Kerber are a­ reminder of just how dominant Germany is becoming once­ again in the women's game: especially when you also­ take into consideration the fact that Germany currently­ has 5 women players ranked in the world's top 40! ­ Kerber - much more than Lisicki recently - is on the­ rise big time, and could end the year in the top 5: if­ she continues on her present run of form? She has­ thighs like tree-trunks, and a bulldozer-like build­ all-round.......The reference to her being "The­ White Serena seems spot on; only unlike Serena she (at­ least what I've seen of her here at Wimbledon!)­ seems to play much more defensively, and not go for her­ shots with high intensity like either Serena, or­ Lisicki. I wanted Sabine to win soooooooo badly, and­ take on Radwanska in a match of scintillating &­ serene shotmaking, as well as cool beauty, and smoking­ hot sexuality......Hmmmmmmmm!!!! One day maybe???

    From Roger, on Tue 3 Jul 23:58
  4. as other predicts of Simon Reed ,Liscki eliminated by­ Kerber! Mr Reed.please do not predict any more!

    From asal loos, on Tue 3 Jul 20:05
  5. I'd give both of them a good sorting­ the same time ;)

    From Hugh Jorgen, on Tue 3 Jul 20:03
  6. someone who goes from rank 105 to 7 in just one year is­ already a legend to me. people may not like Kerber.­ They dont see what I see in her as a sports player. she­ is special in spirit and level of play. I love kerber­ (as a player).

    From Zvi, on Tue 3 Jul 19:57
  7. waste of time watching this match. Both are mediocre!

    From Arnie, on Tue 3 Jul 19:42
  8. @floorthemall, hi, Lisicki is great fun and liked by­ everyone except sharapova.. :) but characters are hard­ to change. She is nice and maybe not such a fighter.­ she prefers to enjoy the ride... thats another way to­ win but her character will not change. she will always­ be the same for good and bad.

    From Zvi, on Tue 3 Jul 19:33
  9. exactly fb........Kerber needs to start hitting more­ winners. This match was more about lisickis high­ unforced error count than anything. Lisicki must have­ hit 3 or 4 times more winning shots and similar amount­ more aces. tells its own story.

    From The Real Raymond, on Tue 3 Jul 19:29
  10. certainly a game that kept my interest all the way but­ neither is really a legend in the making...I enjoyed­ the game but I would be very surprised if Kerber makes­ the final and my cardiologist would have to work this­ weekend if she wins...I like the way Lisicki play and­ would like to see her be more consistent and focus more­ poitively...but Ana Ivanovic is my idea of the most­ beautiful woman player so I was sad to see her go..

    From floorthemall, on Tue 3 Jul 19:28
  11. The Kerber weakness is that she can beat herself by­ getting self distruct. She gets too emotional when­ things go bad, just llike zvonareva was once and Halep­ is now.

    From Zvi, on Tue 3 Jul 19:27
  12. Nathaniel, sorry but Serena is not so fit and it will­ show against Kerber. Kerebr plays the same style and­ has good enough service. She is still not strong enough­ mentally as Serena but she is vvery fast and that will­ give serena a lot of problems. You will see. And who­ said that serena will beta Vika?!.... Vika can beta­ her. Serena is not what she used to be. Anyway, thats­ very interesting and a good sports level. And the­ Polish girl can be NO.1 on Monday too! women tennis­ looks great and 10 times better than mens tennis.

    From Zvi, on Tue 3 Jul 19:24
  13. Great match. Lisicki fought back brilliantly, had the­ match in her hands, but the Kerber showed that exact­ same spirit of never say die. Proud of both of them.­ Kerber just needs to play a bit more on the offensive­ for the title and channel her frustration instead of­ holding it within her. It almost cost her the match­ this time. If Lisicki had kept her errors at a minimum­ Kerber would not have won this one. Now good luck all­ the way to the cup to Kerber.

    From FB, on Tue 3 Jul 19:22
  14. Angelique will beat Serena in the final because she is­ younger and fitter. Their game is EXACTLY the same. ­ Kerber hits the ball so hard. Thats her weapon. Just­ like Serena.

    From Zvi, on Tue 3 Jul 19:17
  15. THE ONLY PLAYER WHO CAN BEAT KERBER IS... KERBER! This­ is the new young white Serena Williams. If you cnat see­ that then start learning Tennis! :) She just managed­ to beat her evil side. This will make her even tougher­ mentally.

    From Zvi, on Tue 3 Jul 19:15
  16. If she goes for more winners..she will win...

    From Jan Fleur, on Tue 3 Jul 19:13
  17. Great contest. Disappointed for Lisicki. certainly­ would prefer to look at Sabine any day of the week but­ good luck to kerber. however cant see anybody beating­ serena after todays performance.

    From The Real Raymond, on Tue 3 Jul 19:13

    From Taufik H, on Tue 3 Jul 19:10

    From Taufik H, on Tue 3 Jul 19:08
  20. Nayfanhell...people earn respect, not receive it by­ request!

    From Carnak, on Tue 3 Jul 19:08
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