Sabine Lisicki cannot hide her joy after reaching Wimbledon women's singles final
Last Updated: 05/07/13 10:10pm
Sabine Lisicki: Overjoyed to have reached her first grand slam final
Sabine Lisicki wore a huge smile after becoming the first German to reach the women's singles final at Wimbledon for 14 years with a 6-4 2-6 9-7 win over Agnieszka Radwanska.
Lisicki rallied back after losing the second set and falling behind in the third to set up a clash with Marion Bartoli in Saturday's final after an enthralling match lasting two hours and 18 minutes.
"It's unbelievable. The last few games were so exciting," said Lisicki ahead of her first grand slam final.
"We were fighting, Agnieszka played so well throughout the match. It was a battle. I'm so happy to have won that.
"I fought with all my heart and believed I could still win no matter what the score was," added Lisicki, who was in a similar situation in her fourth-round match with Serena Williams.
"It was a little bit like that in the third set when I was down 3-0," she added.
"I thought, 'Okay, you did it against Serena so you can do it today as well'. It gave me so much confidence. I'm so, so happy I was able to finish it.
"Wimbledon is my favourite tournament, I love it so much and I love being in England. I cannot believe I'm in the final."
"I haven't thought about the final. I'll be happy for today and I can re-focus tomorrow."
Before Wimbledon, Sky Sports' Raz Mirza spoke to Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki about her love of grass-court tennis.