Sabine Lisicki reached her first Grand Slam semi-final, beating 2007 finalist Marion Bartoli 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-1 on Tuesday under the Centre Court roof on another wet day at Wimbledon.
Lisicki is only the second wild-card entry to reach the women's semi-finals at Wimbledon.
With heavy rain pelting the retractable white roof, Lisicki used her drop shot to perfection in the first two sets. The German served for the match at 5-4 in the second and held three match points, but Bartoli saved them all. On the second, Lisicki went to her go-to drop shot but put it into the net.
Bartoli, seeded ninth, eventually broke back when Lisicki double-faulted for the first time, and then won the tie-breaker.