Sabine Lisicki says that she is feeling better than she did the last time that she reached the semi-final stage at Wimbledon.
Lisicki reached this stage of the tournament in 2011 and went out on straight sets to Petra Kvitova, but the 23-year-old says she is in a better place than she was that time.
She said to Sky Sports: “I feel much fresher, fitter, better than two years ago.
"I know how it is to be in the semis. I know the different atmosphere. Everything is starting to get empty in the locker room. It is a completely different feeling.
"I just feel like I'm hitting the ball well. I'm moving well. And having had the experience in the past, all that together helps me a lot."
Lisicki has won the hearts of the fans at SW19 this week after her exuberant style on the tennis court impressed during her shock win over Serena Williams in the last-16 and the German is targeting reaching her first grand slam final today.
To confirm he place on Saturday she will not have it easy though. She faces the highest ranked player left in the draw Agnieszka Radwanska later today on Centre Court, as she bids to reach her second consecutive Wimbledon final.
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