Wimbledon Women’s Semi-Finals Could not be more Different!

The two semi-finals for the 2013 Wimbledon championship looked as though they would be really close. With Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova expected to be the two ladies to reach the final, it was a big shock when they were both knocked out fairly early on in the competition. This left the doors open for many new faces to take advantage and that is exactly what happened. The semi-finals saw an exciting line up of four ladies who had never won Wimbledon.

The first semi-final was between Bartoli and Flipkens. Neither may have been tipped to win their quarter final, but it was still expected that their semi-final would be an exciting one. Bartoli has been in a Wimbledon final before but it was six years ago when she was beaten by Venus Williams. This experience must have helped her as she powered through her match and won 6-1 6-2 in just over an hour. The match was rather one sided and the crowd seemed disappointed.

Wimbledon Womens Semi-Finals

However, the second match on centre court was always highly anticipated and this was much more exciting. Lisicki played Radwanska and the crowd were not disappointed. It went to third set with both players battling hard to try to win. In the end Lisicki came through the victor, after a stumble in the second set and holding it all together in the last set which went to 9-7. She will be tired going in to the final, but she will have lots of confidence knowing that she managed to come through a very tough match and battle her nerves and drop in form to still be able to win. She did the same thing when she knocked out Serena Williams and so it will be interesting to see whether she can hold it together. Bartoli on the other hand seemed extremely laid back and even took a nap for half an hour just an hour before the match started to help her to relax, which certainly seemed to work!

Now bets are on as to who will win the final between Bartoli who has been there before and Lisicki who has not. It could be a very exciting match with both girls bound to be confident but also nervous. A lot of people will be tuning in on Saturday to find out which of these two women will be the new Wimbledon champion. Both have already achieved so much but who will it be that will get the ultimate prize? Visit FREEbets blog to find out more about where you can go to place a free bet on the game and then watch on Saturday to see whether your favourite wins.