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Profiles of Wimbledon women finalists

France's Marion Bartoli is defeated by Germany's Sabine Lisicki in quarter finals of Wimbledon 2011. Photo: Dubreuil Corinne/ABACA/Press Association Images

Germany's Sabine Lisicki is set to play France's Marion Bartoli in the women's Wimbledon final today.

The women are part of a surprise line-up after a shock defeat against defending champion Serena Williams.

Here is what to expect from the two players:

Germany's Sabine Lisicki

Germany's Sabine Lisicki. Credit: Kirsten Holst / HOCH ZWEI/DPA/Press Association
  • The 23-year-old has managed to beat Bartoli 3-1 in four previous meetings. In this tournament, Lisicki has hit 39 aces, more than any other player.
  • Lisicki has also made four less double faults than Bartoli in this competition.
  • The 23rd seed is also the first German to reach the final since seven-time champion Steffi Graf in 1999.
  • Lisicki won against defending champion Serena Williams in the fourth round.

France's Marion Bartoli

France's Marion Bartoli. Credit: Dubreuil Corinne/ABACA/Press Association Images
  • Bartoli has had 12 aces in this tournament.
  • The 28-year-old has had 27 double faults so far.
  • She has won 30 break points, while Lisicki has won 28.
  • The number 15 seed has only won once in the past four encounters with Lisicki.
  • Bartoli reached the Wimbledon final in 2007, but was defeated by Venus Williams.

The pair will meet on Centre Court at 14:00 BST, with the prize of a first Grand Slam for both players.

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