Wimbledon 2011: Day 12

2 July, 2011 at 12:12 (GMT+01:00)

By Christine Blachford

Sidepodcast F1: Maria Sharapova on winning form at Wimbledon

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Maria Sharapova on winning form at Wimbledon

Two weeks of build-up leads directly to this weekend's action - two massive finals, and today it's the turn of the women. Maria Sharapova takes on Petra Kvitova. The form that Sharapova has been on makes the outcome seem inevitable, but you never know at Wimbledon. Stranger things have happened.

Women's final today is a fascinating match up. All the signs point to Sharapova but Kvitova will have a few surprises up her Czech sleeve.


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Here's how the pair have made their way through to the final today.

Maria Sharapova RUS (5)
RoundPlayerScore
1Anna Chakvetadze6-2 6-1
2Laura Robson7-6 6-3
3Klara Zakopalova6-2 6-3
4Shuai Peng6-4 6-2
QFDominika Cibulkova6-1 6-1
SFSabine Lisicki6-4 6-3

Sharapova hasn't dropped a set, and aside from a tricky second round match with Laura Robson, hasn't really been troubled at all. The start of her semi-final with Lisicki was a little shaky, with Maria double-faulting her way to go 3-0 down, but she fought back and soon took control of the match.

Petra Kvitova CZE (8)
RoundPlayerScore
1Alexa Glatch6-2 6-2
2Anne Keothavong6-2 6-1
3Roberta Vinci6-3 6-3
4Yanina Wickmayer6-0 6-2
QFTsvetana Pironkova6-3 6-7 6-2
SFVictoria Azarenka6-1 3-6 6-2

Kvitova had a smooth run through the competition until reaching the quarter finals, where she dropped her first set against Pironkova, and fought a three set match against Azarenka as well.

As well as the singles final today, we'll also see the Men and Ladies Doubles Finals on Centre Court. On Court 1, we've got Brit Liam Broady in the Boys' Singles Final, facing off Australian Luke Saville. It should be a good day of tennis!

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