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Tennis: Lisicki's Wimbledon love affair keeps blooming as she enters q-finals again

Published on Jul 1, 2014 10:10 PM
Sabine Lisicki of Germany reacts after defeating Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan in their women's singles tennis match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London on July 1, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (REUTERS) - Sabine Lisicki's love affair with grass continued to blossom, as she reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the fourth year running with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 win over Kazakhstan's Yaroslava Shvedova on Tuesday.

For 50 weeks of the year, the 24-year-old German seems to get lost in the crowd by producing one non-descript performance after another.

But come Wimbledon fortnight and the 2013 runner-up morphs into a world beater and has now reached at least the quarter-finals in each of her last five appearances, having missed the 2010 tournament through injury.

The 19th seed raised a few alarms within her camp on day eight of the championships when she took a medical time out at 1-1 in the third set. Lying flat on her stomach on Court Three, her back and shoulder was massaged and brought back to life by the tournament trainer.

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