Germany's Sabine Lisicki will take on France's Marion Bartoli for the women's singles crown at Wimbledon on Saturday.

Lisicki is the first German to reach the Wimbledon final since seven-time champion Steffi Graf in 1999. Meanwhile, Bartoli will play her second final at the All England Club, six years after losing to Venus Williams in a one-sided affair.

Sabine Lisicki

Where to Watch Live

The match is set to start at 2pm BST, with BBC One, BBC One HD, BBC Red Button, BBC Radio 5 live and the BBC Sport website providing live coverage in UK.

Also, the match will be available in 3D format on the BBC Red Button HD channel on the following platforms: Freeview HD (channel 303), Virgin Media (channel 994), Freesat (channel 980), Youview (channel 303).


Lisicki, who beat top seed Serena Williams in the fourth round, reached the final after winning a thriller against fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland on Thursday. The 23rd seed was 0-3 down in the final set but staged a fantastic comeback to eventually win the tie 6-4, 2-6, 9-7 and enter the decider. Meanwhile, 15th seed Bartoli produced a convincing performance to clinch victory in her semi-final outing against Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium, beating her 6-1, 6-2.

Marion Bartoli

Player Comparison

Both players are known for their powerful, aggressive approach to the game. Lisicki's biggest strengths are her power-packed serves and groundstrokes, which have earned her the nickname Boom Boom; incidentally, this was also Boris Becker's nickname at SW19. The 23 year old also possesses a fine forehand and usually finds the desired depth and angle for her shots.

Bartoli's return of serve is considered her biggest strength, with the French star usually standing well inside the baseline to receive even first serves. The 28 year old is a hard-hitting player and uses two hands on her forehand shots as well. Bartoli has a unusual yet powerful serve and her court movement has also improved in recent years.

Tournament Form

Lisicki has dropped three sets in this tournament so far but has seen off four high-profile opponents - Williams, Radwanska, Samantha Stosur and Francesca Schiavone. The German has the momentum and will be confident of her chances in the decider.

Bartoli on the other hand has yet to lose a set. However, the Frenchwoman has not faced any big players on her road to the final. The veteran has all the experience required to handle nerves on the big stage and will be looking to put pressure on her younger opponent.