|Agnieszka Radwańska won't have the chance to avenge her loss last year in the Wimbledon final|
Polish tennis star Agnieszka Radwańska's hopes of winning Wimbledon this year after making it to the finals last year were dashed, as the fourth-seeded Pole lost in the semifinals to Germany's Sabine Lisicki.
Ms Lisicki, who has Polish roots, knocked out Serena Williams - who beat Ms Radwańska last year for the Wimbledon title - earlier in this year's tournament. Ms Lisicki is a 23 seed.
The match against Ms Radwańska was a thriller, with Ms Lisicki coming from 3-0 down in the last set to win the match 6-4, 2-6, 9-7. The German dominated the first set while the Pole took control in the second. In the third set, Ms Lisicki came on strong after being down 3-0. Still, Ms Radwańska had two chances later on to win, but couldn't capitalize.
Ms Lisicki becomes the first German to reach the Wimbledon final since Steffi Graf in 1999. She will play France's Marion Bartoli in the title match, only the second Wimbledon women's singles championship in 45 years in which neither of the competitors has ever won a single Grand Slam tournament.
“It was unbelievable, the last few games were so exciting,” Ms Lisicki told BBC Sport. “Agnieszka played so well, it was a battle and I'm so happy to have won it.”
On Friday, Poland's Jerzy Janowicz will face English local hero Andy Murray in the men's singles semifinal. Reaching this point in the Wimbledon tournament marks the biggest success of Mr Janowicz's career so far. In the quarterfinal game he beat another Pole, Łukasz Kubot. Prior to this year's Wimbledon, Mr Janowicz's best showing in a Grand Slam tournament so far was when he reached the third round of the Australian and French Opens (both this year).
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