Kerber, Lisicki to play in all German quarter final

Many were anticipating the quarter final match between Maria Sharapova and Kim Clijsters, and many seemed to have overlooked the grass court abilities of Sabine Lisicki and the talent on all surfaces and the form of Angelique Kerber. The Germans handily defeated their favoured opponents on a day which tridtionally is becoming the day where the favourites struggle.

Last year on the second Monday it was Wozniacki, Serena and Venus who were sent packing and this year it was Sharapova and Clijsters while Serena and Petra bothed struggled in their matches.

Coming into the Championships Sabine Lisicki had not won a match since April and sturggled to back up her run to the semi finals here last year, that was until she stepped foot onto the Wimbledon grass, the grass which seems to inspire her to actually play to her abilities.

Having lost of her three previous meeting with Sharapova, including last years Wimbledon semi, Lisicki was very much the underdog against the world number one. Lisicki however quickly took advantage of the French Open champions errors to get an early break and race ahead 5-2 in the opener. Sharapova showed resistance but was unable to combat the punishing ground strokes of her opponent as the 15th seed took the first set 6-4.

Just like the first set Lisicki got the early break and soared to a 5-2 lead. While she was expected to buckle under the pressure of serving for the match Lisicki was clutch when she needed to be rounding out the 6-4 6-3 victory with a second serve ace.

In the quarters Lisicki will face off against her compatriot Angie Kerber who flew under the radar to demolish Kim Clijsters 6-1 6-1 in what is more than likely to be Clijsters last showing at Wimbledon.

While the match is an upset it terms of name its not in terms of numbers, being just her second tournament since March, Clijsters should still be able to approach the Olympic Game with the confidence to succeed.

One of the most anticipated match ups in women’s tennis has been delivered to us but not in the manner of which we would have assumed. Serena Williams and Petra Kvitova both struggled in their round of 16 matched but prevailed in the end. Serena played her best set of tennis since Madrid in the opening set winning it 6-1 before Yaroslava Shvedova fought back to level the match with experience prevailing in the end 6-1 2-6 7-5. Kvitova had to find away back from a set and a break down before prevailing 4-6 7-5 6-1.

Other 4th round matches saw Victoria Azarenka, Tamira Paszek and Agnieszka Radwanska all advance with ease.

I would also like to point out that since I started my draw analysis/predctions things back for the 2011 Australian Open this is my best effort successfully picking 5 out of 8 quarter finalist 😛 Lucinda’s predictions are on their way 😉


About Emily

Hi, Emily here You may be joining me from my former home at WTA Tour Insights or you may be completely new either way you can get a run down. Journalism student from Melbourne. My friend Lucinda is my co-blogger and official tweeter, she's got a lot of degrees, bit of a nerd - but we wont hold that against her! That's all I can think of for now, we must sound pretty exciting! I'll probably add to this later, or the more likely option I'll completely forget about it.
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3 Responses to Kerber, Lisicki to play in all German quarter final

  1. Mr. POokiE says:

    I’ll shall begin backwards.

    In the QF I had Ostrich, Serena, Aggie, Princess, and Mrs. Angry Bird. 5/8 just like you Queen Bee. 😛

    Three Italians marched into the quarters and they all lost, did the Italian underworld had anything to do with this? 😛

    Mrs. Angry Bird gave a beat down to the Imbecile hahaha 6-1, 6-0, the Melbourne Demons can play better that. Imbecilites keep beating over our heads about that great half year that she had in 2008, notice I said half a year not even a complete year. Down 1-6, 0-4, at the fifth game the Imbecile won a point, in true Imbecile fashion she fist pumped, call it ridiculous. At the end of the match she barely shook hands with Mrs. Angry and didn’t stop to sign autographs either, why do they call her “nice” any ways? Notes: feathers were raining down on Mrs. Angry and her outfit resemble grandma’s pajamas. 😛

    Giorgi/Aggie Aggie was too much although I keep picturing Queen Bee and Brain with Giorgi’s dress. 😛 Great run for this youngster.

    Tamira dismantle the 2nd Italian Vinci. I wasn’t paying too much attention to this match, but Vinci should had played better. Those were signs of nerves.

    Yaroslava as I thought gave a fit to Serena as I predicted. Yaris was nervous in the 1st set and Serena took advantage of it. In the 2nd set Yaris settled down and started to play as I thought she should. She took it to Serena and took the set. I Tweeted to Brain saying that if Serena would brake she would win. The brake happened in the third set when Yaris served at 5-5, then went on to lose. Serena play great. Notes from the game: Yaris took off the glasses and went on to be broken in third set also at that moment the crowd started to do the wave, why? Are we back in the 80s? Wave + Sunglasses off= Yaris’ loss.

    I wasn’t paying too much attention to the Kim/Kerber match, next thing I knew Kim was down 3-0 in the 1st set, from that point . I kept the corner of my eye on this match. Kerber dismantled Kim the same way Petrova destroyed Kim at AO.

    I’m glad Ostrich took out Frank the cheater. Ostrich wasn’t sharp in the 1st if she was the match would have been done in straights. In a stat frank had only one break opportunity but she converted, Ostrich at that point was 0/10 in break points in that set. Frank with that break won the set. Frank ran out gas and Ostrich smelled blood, stepped up her game and won 6-0 in the 3rd. Note of the match: this match was stopped due to the weather more than once.

    Princess/Peng, Princess came on the match with all cylinders clicking taking the 1st set 6-1, then the match was postponed due to rain. after the weather delay Peng came on with more fire power. The 2nd set went on to the tie break, Princess went down 5-2 but came back to tie the score at 6, but lost serve and Peng closed it out serving 8-6. The third set Princess came back with strong serve once again and prevailed 6-3. Notes of the match: Princess gave her towel to someone who was with he team a tall toothless hockey gentleman and proceeded by waking off the court with the toothless gentleman, he was even carrying her tennis bag.

    Divapova/Licki Bean Missed the 1st cause I caught up in the earlier matches that I forgot to click the 4th screen On ESPN3. The Lickster who is a ‘Wimbledon Specialist’ trounced the Diva who wasn’t sharp and was affected by weather. Notes of the match: This match was postponed at the end of the the 1st set due to the weather. At the end of the match the Diva shook hands with Lickster unlike the Imbecile really shook hands and even went on to sign a few autographs, unlike thee certain Imbecile.

  2. Mr. POokiE says:

    BTW I’m waiting on Brain’s predictions. 😛

  3. Giada says:

    Hey mates did you leave this blog to spend more time being bent over for your dominatrix? ;P

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