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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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