30
Jun
11

Let’s hope the Wimbledon final is better than the semis!

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Maria Sharapova overcame serving problems to book her place in second Wimbledon final. The 2004 champion returned to the final in SW19 for the first time since her triumph as a 17-year-old, thanks to a 6-4 6-3 win over wild card Sabine Lisicki. However, a first-serve percentage of just 48 and a tally of 13 double faults was worrying for the fifth seed, who now faces Petra Kvitova in Saturday’s title decider.

Petra Kvitova moved into the Wimbledon final with a 6-1 3-6 6-2 victory over Victoria Azarenka. The rising Czech star will now play Maria Sharapova in Saturday’s final. It was a typically powerful performance from the 21-year-old, who, after a flying start, was able to put a second-set blip firmly behind her to dominate the decider and reach her maiden Grand Slam final. Kvitova had to save a break point in the first game of the match but after that took firm control. She broke Azarenka for the first time in the fourth game and even a fire alarm going off just outside the court could not shift her focus.

 

 

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