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Even in a Grand Slam as unpredictable as this year's Australian Open, the names in the women's semifinals may still prompt head-scratching among casual followers of tennis.
A look at the third day of the Australian Open tennis championships on Wednesday:
A look at the first day of the Australian Open tennis championships on Monday:
One of the strangest Wimbledons produced one of its quirkiest champions in Marion Bartoli, the winner of a final that had the overwhelmed runner-up in near tears during the match.
Lisicki was a 2011 semifinalist at the All England Club. She beat fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 2-6, 9-7 Thursday. Bartoli also asserted control early on, but she never let up in a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Kirsten Flipkens.
Djokovic and Murray have yet to lose a set, let alone a match, so far at Wimbledon. The way things have been going at the All England Club this fortnight, that's quite an accomplishment.
The 23rd-seeded Lisicki, who matched Williams' power in her stunning victory Monday over the world's No. 1 player, came back less than 24 hours later and hit six drop shots for winners in dissecting the 46th-ranked Kaia Kanepi.
It was the latest in a string of upsets that has jolted the tournament, with defending champion Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal knocked out in the first three days — along with Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka on the women's side.
Week 2 begins Monday with a schedule that includes participants such as Kenny de Schepper and Adrian Mannarino, Ivan Dodig and Jerzy Janowicz, Karin Knapp and Monica Puig.