Birthday girl Kuznetsova loses to Sabine Lisicki in Wimbledon third round

Svetlana KuznetsovaFifth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova did not let sixth seed Jelena Jankovic hold the title of the biggest upset in the first week of Wimbledon for long, as she quickly followed her out by losing to Sabine Lisicki 6-2 7-5.

The world No.41 Lisicki won the first set in 37 minutes and established a 5-2 lead in the second. Kuznetsova then fought back and even served at 5-6, 40-love for the tiebreak, but Lisicki broke Kuznetsova and finished the match on her fifth match point.

Unseeded Lisicki reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time by beating Kuznetsova, who has today turned 24.

In the fourth round Lisicki will play ninth seed Caroline Wozniacki, who easily defeated 20th-seeded Spaniard Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-2 6-2. (photo courtesy of our reader Jacob)

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One thought on “Birthday girl Kuznetsova loses to Sabine Lisicki in Wimbledon third round

  1. Lays Guerrero

    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    Sabine roxx today!!!!

    I love that girl, she play so well and is a very nice person!

    I loved when her show her emotion on court!!!

    Amazing!!!

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