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17:01 - So that is the women's final decided. It will be 20-Marion Bartoli v 23-Sabine Lisicki on Saturday afternoon to decide the new name on the Venus Rosewater Dish.
- - RADWANSKA 4-6 6-2 7-9 - GAME, SET & MATCH! Radwanska saves the first with an inside-out backhand winner across court. Gutsy stuff from the Pole. But she can do nothing about the second as Lisicki produces a forehand winner down the line to book her place in a maiden Grand Slam final.
- - RADWANSKA 4-6 6-2 7-8 0-40 - Radwanska nets a forehand on the first point before sending a forehand long on the second. A forced backhand error on the third and LISICKI HAS THREE MATCH POINTS...
- - RADWANSKA 4-6 6-2 7-8 - BREAK! And this time Lisicki does break back, Radwanska sending a forehand volley just marginally long down the line. The German will serve for the match for a second time after the change of ends!
- - RADWANSKA 4-6 6-2 7-7 40-Ad - Lisicki nets a forehand to open the game before a lunging backhand volley lob winner across court gets her off the mark. A dipping forehand across court is volleyed wide off the forehand wing from Radwanska and it's break point Lisicki. But the German goes long with a change-of-direction forehand despite having a huge amount of court to aim at. Lisicki gets a second chance with an inside-out forehand that Radwanska can only return wide across court.
- - RADWANSKA 4-6 6-2 7-7 - Isn't she supposed to be nervous? Lisicki crunches her way into a 40-0 lead serving to stay in the match. Radwanska rescues a point back with a deft backhand pass down the line, and a double fault from Lisicki hands her a second. Lisicki holds at the third attempt though when Radwanska's cross court forehand attempt catches the top of the tape and this time just fails to go over.
- - RADWANSKA 4-6 6-2 7-6 - Brave stuff from Radwanska as she holds with a forehand down the line and then goes on to hold with an ace down the centre of the court - initially called out but overruled on a hawkeye challenge by the Pole.
- - RADWANSKA 4-6 6-2 6-6 40-40 - Lisicki takes the first point of the game with a length forehand that Radwanska can only return long. Back-to-back netted forehands from the German help Radwanska take the lead but Lisicki levels at 30-all when the Pole mis-hits a forehand down the line wide. Lisicki then belts a forehand return winner down the line after backing away from the ball and it's break point. She sends a forehand long to squander it. Deuce.
- - RADWANSKA 4-6 6-2 6-6 - A forehand drive volley winner from Lisicki brings up another game point and the German does hold to level up yet again when Radwanska goes long with a forehand across court.
- - RADWANSKA 4-6 6-2 6-5 40-40 - Radwanska and Lisicki split the first two points before the Pole flings her racquet across court after abandoning her chase back after running the entire width of the court on the angle. She levels up at 30-30 when Lisicki nets a forehand before the German earns a game point with an ace. Again Radwanska levels with a forehand across cour that Lisicki can only return into the crowd. Deuce.
- - RADWANSKA 4-6 6-2 6-5 - An absolutely huge forehand down the line from Radwanska, a real injection of pace, puts Lisicki on the back foot and then brings up two game points as the Pole goes for the faked drop shot instead slicing the ball deep towards the baseline. Lisicki saves the first, getting up to the drop shot and guiding a forehand winner across court. But Radwanska does hold at the second attempt and Lisicki will now have to serve to stay in this match. Can she hold her nerve?
- - RADWANSKA 4-6 6-2 5-5 - BREAK! ... and the second with a huge serve down the centre of the court. Lisicki goes long with a forehand to gift Radwanska a third chance to break but again saves it with an ace (ace number nine) down the centre of the court. A huge forehand return across court from Radwanska helps bring up a fourth break back point and this time the Pole does break back when Lisicki sends an off-balance lob well long. Back on serve.
- - RADWANSKA 4-6 6-2 4-5 40-30 - An ace from Lisicki opens the game before a fantastic sliced forehand drop shot from Radwanska followed by a sliced backhand into the open court sees her level. Radwanska sneaks ahead with a backhand volley that Lisicki can only lob wide across court. That turns into two break back points with a lucky net cord on the return and lob across court that Lisicki can only return long. The German saves the first with a backhand winner across court...
- - RADWANSKA 4-6 6-2 4-5 - BREAK! Radwanska's anticipation comes to the rescue again when she produces a forehand passing shot off a smash from Lisicki but the German earns herself a break point with an inside-out forehand that Radwanska can only return wide down the line. And Lisicki will serve for a place in the Wimbledon final after Radwanska pulls her running cross court forehand lob attempt wide.
- - RADWANSKA 4-6 6-2 4-4 - Lisicki squanders a game point with a forehand well long down the centre of the court. Radwanska then saves the second with another crouched down forehand across court that Lisicki can only net. Lisicki just gets enough on her cross court forehand that Radwanska cannot quite get a racquet to her backhand volley attempt and the German goes on to hold when Radwanska pulls a backhand wide.
- - RADWANSKA 4-6 6-2 4-3 - Radwanska is completely down on her knees, almost sitting on the grass, as she directs a backhand winner down the line (just catching the outside of it) before going on to hold to 30 with a big first serve out wide that Lisicki can only slice back into the top of the net. Tough hold from Radwanska there.
- - RADWANSKA 4-6 6-2 3-3 - Three huge first serves, all of which Radwanska can only return into the net bring up three game points for the German, who secures the hold to love when Radwanska nets a running forehand across court.
- - RADWANSKA 4-6 6-2 3-2 - BREAK! Radwanska deals with a brutal forehand return of serve to save a first break point when Lisicki sends her follow-up forehand long down the centre of the court. But Lisicki secures the break back at the second time of asking with an acutely angled, ferociously hit cross court forehand winner.
- - RADWANSKA 4-6 6-2 3-1 - Lisicki belts a forehand winner across court before Radwanska responds with a blistering forehand return of serve winner down the line. But the German goes on to hold with a high forehand volley winner down the line to get her side of the scoreboard ticking over in this final set.
- - RADWANSKA 4-6 6-2 3-0 - Lisicki sends a forehand long to helps Radwanska on her way to another comfortable hold of serve to consolidate the break. Radwanska is doing exactly what she does best in this match now, getting everything back into play until her opponent makes a mistake. She is simply grinding Lisicki down.
- - RADWANSKA 4-6 6-2 2-0 - BREAK! An ace from Lisicki, her sixth of the match, brings up a game point from deuce. But the German attempts a crouched down backhand down the line, a la Radwanska, only to hit wide before netting a backhand to gift Radwanska another break point. And sure enough the Pole does break, with a low backhand down the line that Lisicki can only pull into the net with a cross court forehand. That's five consecutive breaks of serve for Radwanska.
- - RADWANSKA 4-6 6-2 1-0 - Lisicki starts the third set where she finished the second with a backhand long down the line. The German does get a point on the board with a blistering forehand winner before sending a forehand wide across court off a good serve from Radwanska to see the Pole hold to 15 for the opening game of this final set.
- - RADWANSKA 4-6 6-2 - SET! Consecutive double faults from Lisicki, her fifth and sixth of the match, hands Radwanska a first set point. And the Pole only needs the one as Lisicki goes long with a backhand down the line. We're all square in this clash.
- - RADWANSKA 4-6 5-2 - Lisicki slaps a slightly petulant forehand return into the very bottom of the net to help Radwanska to three game points. But the Pole only needs the one as Lisicki sends a wild backhand return sailing long of the baseline. The German will have to serve to stay in this second set after the change of ends.
- - RADWANSKA 4-6 4-2 - BREAK! Lisicki drops the first point of the game with a netted before a brutal backhand winner down the line sees Radwanska go 0-30 up. Lisicki bounces back with a much bigger serve and a smash winner before a backhand long gifts Radwanska yet another break point. A crouched down backhand from Radwanska gets her up in the rally and eventually she does break when Lisicki twists on a forehand across court and pulls the ball wide.
- - RADWANSKA 4-6 3-2 - BREAK! A huge backhand winner down the line from Lisicki finds her 0-30 up before a phenomenal angled backhand drop shot winner played from behind her in the tramlines gets Radwanska off the mark in the game. An inside out forehand return of serve winner across court brings up two break back points for the German. The first goes begging with a forehand wide from the tramlines. But Lisicki breaks back with a forehand volley into the open court after pushing the Pole wide.
- - RADWANSKA 4-6 3-1 - BREAK! Lisicki brings up a game point with a huge first serve that Radwanska cannot return in play. She fails to take advantage of it though and instead hands the Pole a break point. Radwanska can't quite take advantage of it though as her lunging backhand volley drops just short into the net. A forehand long gifts Radwanska a second break point which goes begging on a netted return but she breaks at the third attempt after a Lisicki forehand long.
- - RADWANSKA 4-6 2-1 - Lisicki denies Radwanska on a first game point with a blistering cross court forehand return that whistled back past the Pole before she had even finished her service motion. Radwanska holds to 30, however, with a cross court forehand and an inside-out forehand volley winner across court.
- - RADWANSKA 4-6 1-1 - BREAK! Radwanska earns herself two immediate break back points before Lisicki slams down back-to-back aces to save them. The German puts a forehand volley long to squander a game point though before the Pole earns herself a third chance with a backhand down the line that Lisicki can only return into the net on the stretch. And a backhand winner across court then seals the break back for the fourth seed. Back on serve in this second set.
- - RADWANSKA 4-6 0-1 - BREAK! Huge hitting from Lisicki again as she earns herself three very early break points in this second set. She only needs the one though, belting a cross court bakchand return right on to the sideline as Radwanska stumbles a little after her service motion. The Pole asks for some ice packs to be brought out for the next change of ends.
- - RADWANSKA 4-6 - SET! An injection of pace on a backhand down the line from Radwanska followed by a forehand winner down the line brings up a break back point for the Pole. Lisicki saves it with a big first serve, cross court forehand and high forehand winner across court before fashioning a set point with a huge first serve that Radwanska can only return long. And Lisicki does seal the first set with a similarly huge forehand that Radwanska sends wide across court.
- - RADWANSKA 4-5 - Radwanska opens with an ace before levelling at deuce with a big first serve that Lisicki can only return into the net. A beautiful change-of-direction backhand winner down the line, back behind Lisicki, brings up a game point that the Pole takes full advantage of when Lisicki goes wide across court with a backhand return. Lisicki will serve for the set after the change of ends though.
- - RADWANSKA 3-5 - Lisicki gets another bit of luck from the net on a forehand that goes for a winner before racing through a love service hold with an ace to consolidate the break and leave Radwanska serving to stay in this opening set.
- - RADWANSKA 3-4 - BREAK! Lisicki opens the game with a backhand winner down the line after pulling Radwanska out of position with an angled cross court drop shot and goes on to fashion three break points. Radwanska saves all three before netting a forehand to gift Lisicki a fourth. And Lisicki does break this time as her backhand catches the top of the tape and bounces up. Radwanska does well to readjust but her reactionary backhand drifts wide. Lisicki has the break.
- - RADWANSKA 3-3 - Lisicki also races through a comfortable service hold, to 15, sealing the game with an ace after her only dropped point came courtesy of a backhand error.
- - RADWANSKA 3-2 - Great anticipation from Radwanska brings up triple game point as she races up to the net and draws the passing shot error from Lisicki. The Pole then wraps up a love service game with a big serve that Lisicki can only return into the net.
- - RADWANSKA 2-2 - An absolutely sensational backhand lob across court from Lisicki goes for a winner to open the game. She goes for the same tactic on the second before finishing off with a forehand stop volley winner when Radwanska gets back to the ball. Consecutive forehands long from the German allow Radwanska to level at 30-all. A forehand winner off a drop shot pushed down the line brings up game point and Lisicki holds when Radwanska goes long with a forheand.
- - RADWANSKA 2-1 - Lisicki belts a forehand return of serve down the line, leaving Radwanska rooted to the spot, for the first point of the game but the Pole bounces back to take the game to 30 when Lisicki fails to land a backhand in court.
- - RADWANSKA 1-1 - Equally impressive opening service game from the German. She shows real willingness to come into the net and goes 30-0 up with an impressive drop-volley. A neat one-two allows her three game points of which she takes on the second attempt as Radwanska sends a backhand return into the net.
- - RADWANKSA 1-0 - Solid opening service game from the fourth seed. She races into a 30-0 lead courtesy of two pinpoint serves but then pulls a swinging volley wide of the mark. Lisicki should then put a routine volley away at the net but sends it long. An unreturned serve seals the game.
14:31 - Lisicki and Radwanska walk out on to court, the German with headphones in. Radwanska gives nothing away as the players are announced by Lisicki displays a huge grin in response to the cheer from the crowd. She looks pretty relaxed.
14:29 - These two have faced each other twice before with the head-to-heads being split - one win apeice. Lisicki won their first clash on the hard courts of Stanford in three tough sets (6-7(4) 2-6 6-2 the final score). But Radwanska bounced back in devastating fashion last year in Dubai to dismiss the German 6-2 6-1.
14:27 - Radwanska, on the other, hand reached the final last year before being beaten by Serena Williams - pushing the world number one to three very tight sets before eventually being ground down. The Polish fourth seed needed three tough sets to overcome Li Na in the quarter-finals, her third consecutive three-set match (she was also pushed the distance by Madison Keys and Tsvetana Pironkova in the third and fourth rounds respectively).
14:23 - Lisicki has reached the Wimbledon semi-finals before, two years ago when she lost to Maria Sharapova in straight sets. She is in great form, as we know, having beaten Serena Williams in the fourth round before backing that up with a very solid win over Kaia Kanepi just one day later in the quarter-finals. She has never before reached a Grand Slam final, however.
14:21 - Bartoli has needed just 62 minutes to dismiss Kirsten Flipkens and reach her second Wimbledon semi-final. If you missed how she did that, just take a look at our report.
14:20 - Hello and welcome to LIVE coverage from the second of the 2013 Wimbledon semi-finals. This one is between fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska and 23rd seed Sabine Lisicki and it's for the right to face Marion Bartoli in Saturday's final.
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|Date of Birth||06/03/1989|