It’s Na prob­lem for Rad­wan­ska

Midweek Sport - - SPORT - By FRASER CHEBSTER

FOURTH seed Ag­nieszka Rad­wan­ska was poles apart from Li Na as she swept into the Wim­ble­don semis.

Rad­wan­ska, last year’s run­ner-up, de­feated the Chi­nese sixth seed 7-6 (7-5) 4-6 6-2 on Cen­tre Court.

But she needed EIGHT match points to fin­ish the rain-af­fected marathon, which lasted two hours and 43 min­utes.

And Wim­ble­don chiefs closed the roof when rain dis­rupted play for a sec­ond time.

The 24-year-old from Poland will now meet Ser­ena Wil­liams’ last-16 con­queror Sabine Lisicki to­mor­row.

“I’m very happy to have got through,” said Rad­wan­ska.

“I’m very, very happy to be in the semi-fi­nals.”

Rad­wan­ska had to dodge four set points in the open­ing set as she fought back from 5-3

SEMI JOY: Rad­wan­ska down to take it on a tie-break.

Li then won four games to force a de­cider – then Rad­wan­ska called for a med­i­cal timeout to deal with a thigh prob­lem.

It swung the match back in her favour as she broke im­me­di­ately and kept her mo­men­tum to seal the match.

When asked about her thigh prob­lem, she added: “Too much ten­nis in the last few days, that’s why I was strug­gling, but it’s a good prob­lem to have.

“I’ll just keep go­ing and try my best in the semi-fi­nals.”

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