LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 30: Maria Sharapova of Russia serves during her semifinal round match against Sabine Lisicki of Germany on Day Ten of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 30, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Wimbledon Semifinals: Maria Sharapova Will Meet Petra Kvitova In Women's Final

The women's 2011 Wimbledon final is set: Petra Kvitova will take on former champ Maria Sharapova on Saturday.

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Wimbledon Results: Maria Sharapova Back To Finals With Straight Sets Win

Maria Sharapova didn't look spectacular Thursday, but the result's all that matters, right? The Russian star is back into the Wimbledon final once again after she dispatched of unranked surprise semifinalist Sabine Lisicki in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3. It was an impressive run for Lisicki, but she finally met her match in Sharapova, who will face Petra Kvitova in Saturday's final at Centre Court.

Though she committed a fair number of double faults, Sharapova played a solid match. Those frequent double faults were about all that kept Lisicki in the match at all, as she was consistently overmatched. It seems like the occasion finally got the best of her, as she committed quite a few unforced errors. 

Any match where one player commits 12 double faults, then goes on to win very comfortably probably isn't going to be dubbed a classic by anyone, while some might go so far as to call it unwatchable, but Sharapova won't mind. A win is a win, and she has a shot at a Wimbledon title.

Stay tuned to this StoryStream for results from Day 10 of Wimbledon 2011 as matches are completed.


Wimbledon 2011 Results: Petra Kvitova Advances To Final With Upset Of Victoria Azarenka

After an odd, back and forth, roller coaster of a match, No. 8 seed Petra Kvitova has advanced to the 2011 Wimbledon final after recording a three set upset win over Victoria Azarenka, winning by a score of 6-1, 3-6, 6-2. She lost a bit of her edge and allowed Azarenka break her to get back into the match, but she was the much better player in both the first and third sets and she's moved into the final as a result.

Azarenka made quite a few unforced errors in the match, so it was a fitting end to the match when she gave the win to Kvitova by committing a double fault on match point. All in all, the match had quite a few errors and wasn't necessarily of the highest quality. Kvitova was clearly the better player, though, and deserves to be in the final.

She now awaits the winner of the second semifinal, which will be played by Maria Sharapova and Sabine Lisicki today on Centre Court.

Stay tuned to this StoryStream for results from Day 10 of Wimbledon 2011 as matches are completed.


Wimbledon 2011: Victoria Azarenka Evens Semifinal Match With Second Set Win

Things went poorly for Victoria Azarenka in the first set of her 2011 Wimbledon semifinal, as she was broken twice and completely dominated by Petra Kvitova, falling 6-1 in that set. In the second set, she completely turned the tables, and she's leveled the match at one set all, forcing a deciding third set.

Azarenka, like Kvitova, got an early break in the set and cruised to a 6-3 win, forcing a third. However, while it was encouraging to see her win the set and force a third, she doesn't exactly look like she's going to turn the tables completely and run over Kvitova. After getting her break, she appeared to really put on the cruise control, content to keep the ball in play and hope Kvitova made mistakes. That happened enough that she was able to hold serve throughout the rest of the set, but it wasn't exactly indicative of someone who has the killer instinct to turn a 1-6 first set loss into a match win.

Stay tuned to this StoryStream for results from Day 10 of Wimbledon 2011 as matches are completed.


Wimbledon Live Scores: Petra Kvitova Takes First Set In Women's Semifinal

The tenth day of the 2011 Wimbledon women's tennis tournament began with Petra Kvitova taking the first set in her semifinal match against Victoria Azarenka. The native of Czech Republic took just 27 minutes to get off to a 6-1 start in the set.

Kvitova was a semifinalist in 2010, her best performance at Wimbledon to date, and seems poised to take it a step further this year after barely dispatching Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova in the quarterfinals with scores of 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) and 6-2 to reach Thursday's match with Azarenka.

The 21-year-old Kvitova was able to serve up six aces and complete 13 winners overall to take the lead in the first set over the Belarus-born Azarenka. Kvitova also held serve quite well, winning 14-of-17 on her first serve attempts and 5-of-10 on her second serve attempts despite committing three unforced errors. Alternatively, Azarenka was able to put together just four winners in the first set.

The tournament is being shown on ESPN2.


Thursday's Wimbledon Schedule And TV Coverage

Ladies' semifinals play begins Thursday, Day 10 of Wimbledon 2011 at the All England Club, with tournament action beginning at 7 a.m. EDT. All semifinal matches will be played on Centre Court, so the rain delays plaguing this year's tournament shouldn't be an issue. Today's TV schedule (view the full fortnight's schedule here):

• 7 a.m. - Noon: ESPN2
• Noon - 5 p.m.: NBC

2011 Wimbledon matches can also be viewed for free online on ESPN3. Live scores can be found throughout the day on the tournament's official website.

Scheduled Day 10 singles matches on Centre Court:
• No. 4 Victoria Azarenka vs. No. 8 Petra Kvitova
• No. 5 Maria Sharapova vs. Sabine Lisicki

The only American players remaining in this year's Championships are the World No. 1 Bryan twins, who'll be playing the first match of the day on Court No. 1, as they compete in the men's doubles quarterfinals against the fifth-ranked Austro-German team of Jurgen Melzer and Philipp Petzschner. 

Stay tuned to this StoryStream for results from Day 10 of Wimbledon 2011 as matches are completed.

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