Wimbledon: Lisicki to face Bartoli in final

London, July 5: Sabine Lisicki on Thursday defeated Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-4, 2-6, 9-7 to reach her first Wimbledon final. The 23-year-old became the first German to enter a Wimbledon final since Steffi Graf in 1999.

Lisicki will take on France's Marion Bartoli in the final on Saturday. Fifteenth seed Bartoli beat Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 6-1, 6-2 in the other semifinal. It will be Bartoli's second appearance in a Wimbledon final since 2007 when she lost to Venus Williams.

Sabine Lisicki reaches her first Wimbledon final

Germany's Sabine Lisicki celebrates after beating Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland in the women's singles semi-final in Wimbledon.

Lisicki serves

Germany's Sabine Lisicki of Germany serves to Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland during their singles semifinal match in Wimbledon.

Marion Bartoli wins in semi-final

France's Marion Bartoli serves to Belgian opponent Kirsten Flipkens during their semifinal match at Wimbledon.

Kirsten Flipkens

Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium plays a return shot to Marion Bartoli of France during their singles semifinal match in Wimbledon.

Marion Bartoli reaches her second Wimbledon final

Marion Bartoli rejoices after reaching the Wimbledon women's singles final for the first time since 2007.

In the men's doubles category, India's Rohan Bopanna and his French partner Edouard Roger-Vasseelin lost to US pair Mike and Bob Bryan in a five setter. The Bryan brothers won 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 in a battle that lasted for two hours and 48 minutes.

Another Indian hope Leander Paes and his Cezch partner Radek Stepanek lost to 12th seed Craot-Brazilian pair of Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo 6-3 4-6 1-6 6-3 3-6.

Women's final:

Sabine Lisicki (GER) vs Marion Bartoli (FRA)

Men's doubles final:

Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan (1) vs Ivan Dodig / Marcelo Melo (12)

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