As Agnieszka Radwanska had just finished the first-set tiebreak of her Wimbledon quarterfinal three-setter against Li Na, her semifinal opponent Sabine Lisicki was already celebrating her victory over Kaia Kanepi, even though both the quarterfinals started at the same time.
Li started the match by breaking Radwanska to love, but she suffered the same fate in the following game – weird beginning. Later on it was again Li who had a lead, even served for the set at 5-4, but Radwanska saved four set points and benefited from an unchallenged ace by Li, leveled to 5-all and in the tiebreak secured two consecutive points from 5-all.
The second set started with Li holding to love, but Radwanska got a break and went up 4-2. However, it was not to be over and Li won four straight games to force a decider.
Play was suspended on Centre Court as the roof was called into action at the moment Li had a game point to hold to 1-2. Radwanska went on to a 4-1 lead, but serving for the match at 5-2 she needed eight match points to progress. Score: 7-6 (5) 4-6 6-2, in two hours and 43 minutes. (photo: sr_cranks)