Found July 05, 2013 on Outside the Redzone:
The women’s final at Wimbledon is now set following a pair of semifinal matches on Thursday. Marion Bartoli of France and Sabine Lisicki of Germany each advanced. Bartoli defeated Belgium’s Kirsten Flipkens in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2. Lisicki, who topped Serena Williams earlier in the tournament, needed a tie-breaker to top Agnieska Radwanska of Poland, [...]

Sabine Lisicki Battles, Wins Wimbledon Semifinal Over Radwanska

Lisicki leaves no doubt about it this time. She builds a 40-0 lead and she won’t let go this time. With a forehand winner, Lisicki completes her comeback from 0-3 down in the third set to win. She collapses to the court in tears and gets a very cold handshake from Radwanska. Related posts: Germany’s Sabine Lisicki Beats Kanepi And Moves Into Wimbledon Semis Serena Williams...

Bartoli routs Lisicki to win Wimbledon

Marion Bartoli won her first major title on her second attempt with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Sabine Lisicki on Saturday in the Wimbledon final. Bartoli, a Frenchwoman who lost in the 2007 final at the All England Club, won six straight games to take the first set and five in a row to seize control in the second. Lisicki had some success playing from behind at this year's tournament...

Lisicki to beat Bartoli in the Wimbledon Ladies Finals

 Saturday morning bright and early at 9 a.m.ET on ESPN it will be Breakfast at Wimbledon The Ladies Final. No odds maker on the planet had German Sabine Lisicki facing France’s Marion Bartoli in the final at Wimbledon 2013.Of note is the fact that Germany’s Lisicki and France’s Bartoli also form the second-lowest pair of seeded women to meet for the Wimbledon title. In 2007...

Wimbledon Dream Comes True for Marion Bartoli as she Captures 2013 Title

    (July 6, 2013) Back when she was a 6-year-old girl, Marion Bartoli pretended to play match point on the Wimbledon Centre court. She dreamed of winning what she deemed the most coveted Grand Slam trophy. As Don Quixote had a quest and dreamed the impossible dream, Bartoli’s impossible dream came true on Saturday [...]

TN,MGSPINTL *2080 AP-TEN--Wimbledon-Women's Final Comparison,0187

Wimbledon-Women's Final Comparison By The Associated Press No. 15 Marion Bartoli vs. No. 23 Sabine Lisicki Bartoli Lisicki Age 28 23 Height 5-6 3/4 5-10 Weight 139 154 Rank 15 24 Career Money-x $8,513,782 $2,884,131 2013 Money-x $348,800 $319,143 Grand Slam Finals 0-1 - Wimbledon Finals 0-1 - Career Titles 7 3 Wimbledon Titles - - 2013 Titles - - Head-to-Head 1-3...

Serena: Wimbledon towel thief?

Before each match, Serena Williams allegedly was spotted stashing several Wimbledon towels in her bag as soon as she arrived on court — and then never returned them.

Bartoli returns to Wimbledon final

Marion Bartoli wasted little time in advancing to her second Wimbledon final, dancing and grunting her way to a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Kirsten Flipkens on Thursday.

No. 23 Sabine Lisicki reaches 1st Wimbledon final

Whether in a match, a set, a game - or even within a single point - Sabine Lisicki simply cannot be counted out. Especially at Wimbledon, where she is one victory from becoming a Grand Slam champion. Fashioning the same sort of comeback she used to eliminate defending titlist Serena Williams at the All England Club, the 23rd-seeded Lisicki reached her first major final by edging...

Sabine Lisicki’s Wimbledon Magic; History Beckons for Bryan Brothers — The Friday Five

By Maud Watson Wimbledon Magic No matter how poor her results coming into or after Wimbledon, for that fortnight, Sabine Lisicki plays like a Top 5 talent.  She’s defeated the reigning French Open champion four of the last five years (she didn’t play in 2010), and her winning percentage against Top 10 players on the lawns of the All England Club is quite impressive.  But unlike...

Lisicki meets Nicklaus at Wimbledon

Sabine Lisicki is winning hearts and minds in the tennis world with her impressive run at Wimbledon . And with that newfound attention and success comes some great photo ops. Lisicki tweeted a photo out yesterday of her with golf legend Jack Nicklaus: It was so great to meet golf legend @jacknicklaus yesterday!! He's such a nice person :-) -- Sabine...

Wimbledon Order of Play for July 4, 2013

WIMBLEDON CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 INTENDED ORDER OF PLAY FOR THURSDAY 4 JULY   CENTRE COURT – SHOW COURT – 1.00 PM START 1 Marion Bartoli (FRA) [15] 81 vs Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) [20] 120 2 Sabine Lisicki (GER) [23] 9 vs Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) [4] 33   No.1 COURT – SHOW COURT – 1.00 PM START [...]

Links of the Day 7/6/13

Happy weekend, y’al, Marion Bartoli just won Wimbledon. The girl version. The Brewers’ first basemen have been impossibly bad this season. The Los Angeles Kings mascot recommended against the Dodgers acquiring Carlos Marmol. SCOREBOARD MLB Toronto 4, Minnesota 0 – I thought the Twins were done with getting wrecked by Mark Buehrle Tampa Bay 8, Chicago 3 – It’s really impressive...

Wimbledon Rewind: Thoughts on the Semifinals in Women’s Singles and Men’s Doubles

It’s best to keep a safe distance from Sabine Lisicki this fortnight. At the end of a chaotic fortnight, a Wimbledon women’s final has emerged that almost nobody expected.  Here is a look at how it took shape on Thursday, and some key facts about the matchup, plus a detour into men’s doubles. A tale of two semifinals:  Notching her sixth consecutive straight-sets victory...

Long and Winding Road: The Wimbledon Semis

  Hold on everyone, we’re nearly through the twists and turns that have been so common this past fortnight. These championships may have already peaked in the eyes of many after the devastation of the first Wednesday but over these next four days, we are promised more action and at least one surprise first time Grand Slam champion. Final Four Preview Women’s Draw (4) Agnieszka...
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