The 2013 Wimbledon has been a huge surprise with favourites such as Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova exiting the competition early on. This has increased the chances of players such as Agnieszka Radwanska, Sabine Lisicki, Marion Bartoli and Kirsten Flipkens to win the title, having made it to the last four of the competition, as the semi-finals get underway in a short while.
Bartoli will play against Flipkens later today. It could be anyone's game. Flipkens, the 20th seed has been comfortable so far having only lost a single set in the competition against Kvitova, who was seeded eight. in her quarter-final encounter. But she has to be at her best, when she clashes with Bartoli, who has not even lost a single set in the competition. This in itself explains the tough task at hand for Flipkens.
Bartoli has not won a single grand slam title till date, but looks well on course for her maiden title in 2013 Wimbledon
with top guns out of the fray. Her best finish in Wimbledon has been in 2007, where she lost in the finals against Venus Williams
. She would love to go one better this year and has a better chance than her previous outings.
In another semi-finals encounter, Radwanska, best seeded (4) player among the remaining contenders will play Lisicki seeded 23 later today. But Lisicki will be a confident player after she ousted the top seed Serena Willaims in the fourth round of the competition. She has also defeated another top player S. Stosur en route to the semis prior to showing the exit door to Serena, so she is in red hot form.
Radwanska may not have looked very convincing, but is one of the favourites to win Wimbledon 2013, in spite of her lackluster performances in the championship. In her last three previous encounters, all matches stretched to three sets, which might have exhausted her. It remains to be seen in today's game. Radwanska has also not won any grand slam till date and her best finish has been the last edition of Wimbledon, where she finished runners up.
Irrespective of which of these afore mentioned players win their respective matches to progress into finals of the competition, we are bound to see a new grand slam champion as none of these players have won the Wimbledon Championships.