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.
|Miami - LP: T. Koehler||5||FINAL|
|Washington - WP: M. Scherzer||7|
|Arizona - WP: J. Collmenter||13||FINAL|
|Colorado - LP: T. Matzek||7|
|San Diego - WP: I. Kennedy||9||FINAL|
|San Francisco - LP: C. Heston||1|
|Cincinnati - WP: M. Leake||3||FINAL|
|Pittsburgh - LP: G. Cole||0|
|NY Yankees - LP: C. Sabathia||1||FINAL|
|Toronto - WP: M. Buehrle||5|
|Philadelphia||4||Top 8th Inning|
|Baltimore||1||Top 9th Inning|
|Arizona - WP: R. Ray||5||FINAL|
|Colorado - LP: J. Lyles||1|
|Tampa Bay||4||Bottom 8th Inning|
|Los Angeles||2||Top 6th Inning|
|Cleveland||5||Bottom 5th Inning|
|Detroit||4||Bottom 5th Inning|
|Oakland||0||Bottom 6th Inning|
|Texas||10||Bottom 6th Inning|
|Chicago Cubs||5||Top 6th Inning|
|Seattle - R. Elias||9:05 PM|
|LA Angels - C. Wilson|
|LA Clippers||8||1st Qtr 7:21|
|NY Rangers||1||3rd Prd 13:34|
|Los Angeles||0||0th Half|
|Real Salt Lake||0|