Sabine Lisicki avoids letdown to gain Wimbledon semifinal

Others who have pulled off big upsets at this tournament were not able to follow up those victories. Steve Darcis, who defeated Rafael Nadal in the first round, withdrew from his second-round match because of a shoulder injury he sustained against Nadal. Sergiy Stakhovsky, who beat Roger Federer in the second round, lost in the next round, saying he was not prepared for dealing with the aftermath of such an upset.

updated: July 03, 2013 10:58 IST
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Wimbledon, England: Unlike other giant killers at this Wimbledon, Sabine Lisicki backed up her upset.

A day after ousting the overwhelming favorite Serena Williams, Lisicki deftly and quickly defeated Kaia Kanepi, 6-3, 6-3, to reach the Wimbledon semifinals for the second time in three years.

"I knew from the past out of experience that needed I needed to make the switch quickly to be ready, and that's what I did," said Lisicki, the No. 23 seed from Germany.

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