Lisicki into Wimbledon quarters

2014-07-01 15:48
Sabine Lisicki (Getty Images)

London - Sabine Lisicki, last year's beaten finalist, shrugged off a shoulder injury to book her place in the Wimbledon last eight with a hard-fought victory on Tuesday over Yaroslava Shvedova.

The German 19th seed defeated the Kazakh world No 65 in three sets, winning 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 in just under two hours on Court Three.

Lisicki has now reached the quarter-finals in all of her last five Wimbledon outings.

She faces third seed Simona Halep on Wednesday for a place in the semis.

The 24-year-old had a medical time out at 1-1 in the final set, with the trainer working on her right shoulder after a painful serve.

She had a further massage at 4-3 up and the work seemed to do the trick as Lisicki broke to leave her serving for the match at 5-3.

Shvedova broke straight back to stay in the match but the German then fashioned three match points and eventually sealed the 56-minute set.

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