4 Jul 2013

Women's semi-finalists found at Wimbledon

6:09 am on 4 July 2013

The understudies have kept the most volatile Wimbledon script bubbling along on the second day of week two, Sabine Lisicki leading the way by reaching the semi-finals.

A day after producing the shock of shocks by toppling the red-hot favourite Serena Williams, the German overwhelmed Estonia's Kaia Kanepi 6-3 6-3 to reach the last four at Wimbledon for the second time.

Lisicki's semi-final opponent will be last year's beaten finalist Poland's Agnieska Radwanska who overcame China's Li Na in an epic three-set semi-final between the highest seeds left standing.

The fourth seed beat the sixth seeded Li 7-6 4-6 6-2, sealing the deal on her eighth match point.

The Belgian 20th seed Kirsten Flipkens upset the 2011 champion and eighth seed Petra Kvitova 6-4 in the third set. She'll now play Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli, who ended the US run at the tournament with a straight sets victory over Sloane Stephens.