Kerber wears down Lisicki

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London - Angelique Kerber converted her fifth match point to beat fellow German Sabine Lisicki 6-3, 6-7, 7-5 and reach the Wimbledon semifinals after a fluctuating quarterfinal clash on Tuesday.

The eighth seed looked on course for the last four after earning two match points in the second-set tiebreak but the erratic Lisicki saved them both and nipped in to take it 9-7.

Fifteenth-seeded Lisicki, a semi-finalist here last year who beat top seed Maria Sharapova in the fourth round, found her range in the third set and served for the match at 5-3 but Kerber won four games in a row to clinch victory in two and a half hours.

Kerber, US Open semi-finalist in 2011, will play third seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland or Russian Maria Kirilenko for a place in the final. - Reuters

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