The final four

Published 1908 GMT (0308 HKT) July 2, 2013
Tennis FlipkensTennis Flipkens
1 of 4
Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens reached her first ever grand slam semifinal following a tense three set victory over 2011 champion Petra Kvitova. This time last year, Flipkens was ranked 262nd in the world -- now she'll meet Marion Bartoli for a place in the final. Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images
France's Bartoli booked her place in the last four with a 6-4 7-5 win over U.S. star Sloane Stephens in a contest delayed by rain. Bartoli, who was runner up in 2007, will now hope to go one better with 20th seed Flipkens next up. Glyn Kirk/Getty Images
Sabine Lisicki blows a kiss to the crowd after sealing her place in the semifinal at Wimbledon. Lisicki, who also reached the last four in 2011, defeated Estonia's Kaia Kanepi 6-3 6-3. Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images
Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska needed eight match points to see off China's Li Na 7-6 4-6 6-2 in an epic contest which lasted two hours and 4 minutes. Radwanska, who finished runner-up last year, appeared to struggle with a thigh problem during the match. Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images