Goran Ivanisevic's Wimbledon Predictions: Lisicki to beat Bartoli in women's final



It's final time in south west London!

After two intriguing semi-finals on the men's side on Friday, attentions turn again to the women. Sabine Lisicki, who knocked out Serena Williams this week, takes on France's Marion Bartoli on Centre Court on Saturday.

Germany finally has a Wimbledon finalist again; it's been a long wait since Steffi Graf's last final here in 1999. Lisicki has impressed in London before but has upped her game this week to reach her first Grand Slam final. She must be so excited and will probably be the crowd favourite after her battling displays in the tournament so far.


Bartoli is an unorthodox player but she hits the ball unbelievably well. She reached the final in SW19 in 2007, when she lost to Venus Williams, and will be keen to make amends on Saturday. That might spur her on but it can also work the other way; I found myself thinking "Oh no, not again!" a couple of times in important finals. You have to get those thoughts out of your mind and focus on the game in hand.

Either way, we're going to have a new name engraved on the women's trophy. It's tough to say who will win, but I have a feeling that this is Lisicki's moment. I really like her style of play; she is powerful but also has great touch. I hope the game is decided by positive tennis rather than by mistakes on either side.


Goran Ivanisevic reached World No. 2 in tennis and won 22 career titles, including a major at Wimbledon in 2001. He is a Unibet Armchair Expert and you can read more from him
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Back Sabine Lisicki to win the women's title at 1.45.