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Updated: June 29, 2011 02:27 IST

Sharapova advances to Wimbledon semifinals

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Russia's Maria Sharapova (right) easily defeated Dominika Cibulkova in the Wimbledon quarterfinals on Tuesday.
AP Russia's Maria Sharapova (right) easily defeated Dominika Cibulkova in the Wimbledon quarterfinals on Tuesday.

Maria Sharapova looked like a champion under the Centre Court roof at Wimbledon, advancing to the semifinals at the All England Club four the fourth time with a 6—1, 6—1 win over Dominika Cibulkova on Tuesday.

Sharapova, the only Wimbledon champion remaining in the women’s draw after the Williams sisters were eliminated a day earlier, won eight straight games to win the first set and take control of the second.

The fifth—seeded Russian has not lost a set at this year’s tournament, and she was nowhere near losing one Tuesday.

Earlier, Sabine Lisicki reached her first Grand Slam semifinal by beating 2007 finalist Marion Bartoli 6—4, 6—7 (4), 6—1 on another wet day at Wimbledon.

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