Marion Bartoli sealed her place in the women's final on Saturday with a comfortable 6-1, 6-2 victory over Kirsten Flipkens on Centre Court today.

Bartoli is set to appear in her second Wimbledon final - following her defeat to Venus Williams six years ago - against either Sabine Lisicki or Agnieszka Radwanska.

The 15th seed, Bartoli, took just 27 minutes to claim the first set today. The Frenchwoman settled into the match quickly against an opponent that is not very experienced at the top level.

A brutal Bartoli backhand winner set up two break points as Flipkens served for the first time, and an unforced error for the 20th seed sealed the early advantage.

Bartoli was then forced to save a break point as she held to take a 3-0 lead. 

The crowd got behind Flipkens, who is untried at this level, and she got a game on the board but it amounted to nothing as Bartoli broke again to claim the set.

Flipkens saw the trainer for some medical treatment on her knee in-between sets. But Bartoli would not give Flipkens any rest bite, breaking her serve in the opening game of the second set.

Bartoli went on to break again as she stormed to take the second set 6-2 to claim her place in the final on Sunday.

 

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