No. 15 Marion Bartoli and No. 23 Sabine Lisicki will meet in the women's final at Wimbledon on Saturday. Bartoli advanced with a straight-set victory, losing just three games. Lisicki had it a bit more difficult, needing three sets to reach the final.
Bartoli rolled past Kirsten Flipkens, 6-1, 6-2, to reach a Grand Slam final for the first time since 2007. Bartoli jumped on Flipkens quickly in the opening set and appeared firmly in control by the time she led 3-0. The first set ended up taking less than a half hour, and the second set wasn't much longer. Bartoli has faced more arduous matches in the tournament, but she has yet to be pushed to a third set by an opponent.
Lisicki had a real struggle on her hands, but she triumphed in a lengthy third set to beat No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 2-6, 9-7. Radwanska held a 3-1 lead early in the final set, but Lisicki rallied to even things up 3-3, and from there it was a back-and-forth affair. Lisicki eventually broke Radwanska's serve to take an 8-7 lead, which propelled her to victory. Lisicki has beaten two of the top four seeds to reach the final.