LONDON — Marion Bartoli wasted little time in advancing to her second Wimbledon final, dancing and grunting her way to a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Kirsten Flipkens on Thursday.
The 15th-seeded Frenchwoman jumped ahead 3-0 in the first set and broke early in the second for another 3-0 lead. Flipkens, a Belgian seeded 20th, was making her first semifinal appearance at a major tournament.
Bartoli also reached the final at the All England Club in 2007, losing to Venus Williams in straight sets.
In Thursday's other semifinal, fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland faces No. 23 Sabine Lisicki of Germany.
|Toronto||4||Bottom 6th Inning|
|LA Angels||1||Top 6th Inning|
|Atlanta||3||Bottom 6th Inning|
|Seattle||2||Bottom 7th Inning|
|St. Louis||2||Bottom 5th Inning|
|Milwaukee||0||Bottom 5th Inning|
|NY Yankees||1||Top 6th Inning|
|Minnesota||2||Bottom 3rd Inning|
|Cincinnati||0||Top 3rd Inning|
|Chicago WSox||0||Top 1st Inning|
|Houston - B. Peacock||3:05 PM|
|Oakland - J. Chavez|
|Philadelphia - R. Hernandez||3:10 PM|
|Colorado - J. Nicasio|
|San Francisco - T. Lincecum||3:10 PM|
|San Diego - R. Erlin|
|Arizona - J. Collmenter||3:10 PM|
|Los Angeles - J. Beckett|
|Baltimore - U. Jimenez||6:05 PM|
|Boston - J. Peavy|
|Dallas||80||4th Qtr 7:45|
|Tampa Bay||6:00 PM|
|Los Angeles||9:00 PM|