Our man-in-the-know is tipping Lisicki to win what should be a close affair between the pair and is also predicting a tiebreak to occur in this last-four meeting.
Meanwhile, he’s backing 2007 Wimbledon runner-up Marion Bartoli to edge past Belgian Kirsten Flipkens in the other semi, with over 22.5 games.
Lisicki has been one of the stories of this Wimbledon after sending defending champion Serena Williams packing in the fourth round. The German lost her most recent match against the Pole in Dubai last year, but the 24th seed’s game is suited to grass. The Tipster fancies big-serving Lisicki to reach her first Grand Slam final at 4/7.
Lisicki took the first set thanks to a tiebreak in the inaugural meeting between these two Wimbledon semi-finalists in Stanford in 2011. The fourth seed needed a tiebreak to seize the initiative in her quarter-final victory over Li Na. With the Tipster anticipating a close semi-final, he’s backing a tiebreak at 5/2.
Bartoli and Flipkens have never met previously despite the pair being veterans of the WTA tour. Bartoli is seeded five places higher than her opponent at the tournament and crucially, the Frenchwoman has reached the Wimbledon final previously. The Tipster thinks Bartoli could have the edge with her peculiar style of play, and he’s backing her to win at 4/6.
Flipkens made it past the 2011 Wimbledon champion courtesy of a three-set victory as the pair played a total of 29 games. Meanwhile, Bartoli was forced to dig deep by up-and-coming America star Sloane Stephens, winning 6-4 7-5. The Tipster reckons over 22.5 games between
Bartoli and Flipkens is a great shout at Evens.
Radwanska has shown impressive resilience in this tournament, particularly in a topsy-turvy last-eight match with China’s Li Na. Lisicki bounced back from losing the first set to beat US Open champion Sam Stosur earlier in the Championships. The Tipster’s long shot is Radwanska to win the first set but lose the semi-final at 5/1.
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