Sabine Lisicki into Wimbledon final

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Sabine Lisicki of Germany celebrates after beating Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland to win a Women’s singles semifinal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Thursday, July 4, 2013. AP Photo

LONDON — Sabine Lisicki became the first German woman since 1999 to reach a Grand Slam final when she defeated Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 2-6, 9-7 on Thursday in a thrilling Wimbledon semifinal.

The 24th seed Lisicki will face France’s 15th-seeded Marion Bartoli, the 2007 runner-up, in Saturday’s title match looking to become Germany’s first champion at a major since Steffi Graf beat Martina Hingis to claim the 1999 French Open.

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  • on_hindsight

    it’s like Wimbledon’s back to Steffi Graf, Martina Hingis-mode. for a change no Williams sisters competing in the finals or one of them in it.

  • Hey_Dudes

    As much as I am a sucker for beauty Maria Sharapova, even if she qualified for the final, I doubt very much if she will win against this formidable german lass. Good luck kiddo.

  • spitfire

    Great player, she’s on the run.

    Wimbledon will have a new champion that’s for sure, whether it’s Lisicki or Bartoli. But I am rooting for Lisicki, she’s got a lot of potential.

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