2011 Wimbledon: Day 10 action
Earning a trip to the Wimbledon final for the second time in her career, No. 5 Maria Sharapova of Russia dispatched Germany's Sabine Lisicki by a 6-4, 6-3 score in the semifinals in Day 10 action.
Eye on the ball
A wild card entry into the Wimbledon field in 2011, Germany's Sabine Lisicki advanced all the way to the quarterfinals -- knocking off No. 3 Li Na and No. 9 Marion Bartoli in the process. But she couldn't continue her run past No. 5 Maria Sharapova, breaking three times but getting broken six times herself in a straight-set defeat.
Serving ups and downs
While Russia's Maria Sharapova won 22 of her 32 first-serve points, she won just 13 of 34 points on her second serve and hit 13 double faults on June 30, 2011. Still, that performance didn't keep her from beating Germany's Sabine Lisicki.
Sabine Lisicki of Germany took an early 3-0 lead in the first set against No. 5 Maria Sharapova of Russia but couldn't hold on to that edge, ultimately losing in straight sets.
Taking a step forward
A semifinalist at last year's Wimbledon Championship, this year No. 8 Petra Kvitova improved on that performance by making it to the final of a Grand Slam for the first time in her career. The Czech player earned a 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 victory over No. 4 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus on June 30, 2011.
Getting run around
Converting on just one of her eight break point chances while getting broken four times was a losing ratio for Belarus' Victoria Azarenka in the women's semifinals against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic.
Game face on
Petra Kvitova hit 40 winners to Victoria's Azarenka's nine and hit 14 unforced errors to Azarenka's seven in their 104-minute semifinal match.
While No. 4 Victoria Azarenka had made it to the quarterfinals at a Grand Slam event four times previously, this Wimbledon run marked her first career semifinal appearance. But she was bounced out in three sets by No. 8 Petra Kvitova.
Covering the court
Looking for their second Wimbledon men's doubles title, No. 1 Bob (left) and Mike Bryan of the United States moved into the semifinals with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 victory over No. 5 Jurgen Melzer of Austria and Philipp Petzschner of Germany.
Drawing a crowd
Centre Court was packed with people watching the women's semifinal action on Day 10 of the 2011 Wimbledon Championships.
Getting a better view
One tennis fan got a lift from another as they tried to get a shot of Andy Murray practicing on June 30, 2011.
Watching the clouds
With ladies' singles action taking place on Centre Court, the All England Club was still busy on the outer courts with other matches.
Wear and tear
With the fortnight of tennis at the All England Club approaching its end, the grass that was once so green now shows some wear in many spots.