Sabine Lisicki is confident of progressing to the semi-finals of Wimbledon after she provided one of the shocks of the tournament by knocking out number one seed Serena Williams yesterday.

Lisicki , who has made the semi-finals at Wimbledon once before, was in confident mood before her quarter-final match-up with Laura Robson’s conqueror Kaia Kanepi later today.

She told reporters: "I feel great. I really played four very, very good matches.

"I think I played better with each match. I get more and more confident with my strokes, as well as my game. I am looking forward to playing again."

This will be the first time that Lisicki has faced Kanepi in her career, but the 23-year-old is convinced that she will be prepared fully for the test.

"I've never played her before," the number 23rd seed said. "My coaches will do some scouting. We'll watch some tapes and get me ready for that match.”

The German was in sparking form yesterday when knocked out Williams in a gripping match on Centre Court.

She had shown her undeniable power taking the first set 6-2, but Williams seemed to have established herself on the game in the second and early in the third set, taking nine games in a row.

But somehow Lisicki came back and showed great resilience and ability to knock out the five time champion and progress to the next round, much to her delight.


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