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LONDON -- Spurred on by Steffi Graf and inspired by an array of other sporting greats, Sabine Lisicki pulled herself out of a big hole and climbed right into the Wimbledon final. Nomar Mazara Jersey . The 23rd-seeded German, a Wimbledon semifinalist two years ago, overcame a 3-0 deficit in the third set to beat Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 2-6, 9-7 on Thursday and advance to her first Grand Slam final. On Saturday, she will face Marion Bartoli, a 6-1, 6-2 winner over Kirsten Flipkens in the other semifinal. "Its another challenge, and Im looking forward to it," said Lisicki, who beat defending champion Serena Williams in the fourth round. The mens semifinals are set for Friday, with top-seeded Novak Djokovic playing Juan Martin del Potro and 2012 finalist Andy Murray up against surprising 24th-seeded Jerzy Janowicz. Saturdays final will be just the second at Wimbledon in the 45-year Open era between two women who have never won a Grand Slam title. Although Bartoli has the edge in experience after reaching the 2007 final at the All England Club, Lisicki may have the bigger advantage with a 3-1 record against the Frenchwoman, including a quarterfinal win at Wimbledon in 2011 in their most recent match. Lisicki started off Thursday playing aggressive tennis on Centre Court, and it yielded immediate results. She won 22 of her 30 points on serve and broke Radwanska once. But soon after, Lisickis serve deserted her, and so did her lead. Lisicki lost all four of her service games in the second set, with the lowlight coming in the final game. Leading 30-0, she lost four straight points, including two double-faults. "She made some really good points. I made a few errors too many," said Lisicki, the first German to reach the Wimbledon final since Graf in 1999. "But I regained my focus and game in the third set, and thats the main part." Graf made have played a small role in the comeback. The seven-time Wimbledon champion sent Lisicki a text message before the match to wish her luck. "She told me to go for it, and Im just so happy," Lisicki said. "I was just fighting for every single point out there. Fought my heart out there." Besides Graf, Lisicki also named a few others who have helped inspire her to come back from a serious left ankle injury in 2010, including ski great Hermann Maier and NFL quarterback Drew Brees. "I read his book while I was injured," Lisicki said of Maier, an Austrian who won several Olympic and world championship medals. "Almost losing his leg and then to come back and be the world champion in his sport; was an unbelievable story. "Also Drew Brees ... He has torn everything there was in the shoulder, and he still came back and was one of the best." Bartoli needed no such motivation, making quick work of Flipkens with her two-handed backhands and forehands, mixed with little hops between points, as is her custom. "I played great. I executed very well. I hit lobs, passing shots, winners, returns, everything worked out perfectly," said Bartoli, who won in 62 minutes. "When I fell on the grass after match point, it was just so emotional. I dreamed about that moment, about returning to the Wimbledon final." The last time she made it this far, it didnt turn out so well. She lost to Venus Williams 6-4, 6-1. But this time is different, or at least Bartoli will hope it is. "Im serving better," Bartoli said. "I do just everything a bit better than what I was doing six years ago. If I would play myself now, with my game six years ago compared with my game today, I would probably be beating myself quite easily because Im just doing everything better." Martin Perez Jersey .S. 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You have to understand that.Playing a position that has long been known for outsized egos, Beckham is following in the footsteps of receivers like Terrell Owens, Chad Johnson and Randy Moss, who made a thunderous return to Minnesota as an ESPN analyst on Monday night.His talent is undeniable and his production is top notch -- Beckham already has more receptions, yards receiving and touchdowns than any Giants player has put up in his first three seasons, and Beckhams third year is only four games old. But the price the Giants pay for the elite playmaker comes in the form of tantrums, outbursts and penalty flags.Last year he was suspended for a game after drawing three personal foul penalties in a vicious matchup with then-Carolina cornerback Josh Norman. It also prompted Commissioner Roger Goodell to back a new rule that allows referees to eject a player after drawing multiple personal fouls.He has already lost $130,000 in salary because of fines and suspensions in his young career. Beckham was so unruly on the sideline in a loss to Norman and the Washington Redskins last week that coach Ben McAdoo had to speak with him several times to try to calm him down.Eli Manning backed Beckham earlier this week. But what should be worrisome to Beckham and the Giants is that officials are watching him more closely than ever now that his reputation as a hot head has been established.Manning said after the game his receiver has too adjust. Delino DeShields Jersey. .Hes got to be aware, Manning said. People are looking for him and hes got to be smart. He cant afford to do anything that theyre going to call. Hes brought that on himself, so hes got to be aware of that.And there are signs the negative attention is starting to wear on other teammates.Im not answering any Odell, those types of questions, receiver Victor Cruz said. Ask me about him as a player or me as a player or our team. Im not answering any Odell-infraction questions.Beckham wasnt targeted until a 9-yard reception on a slant more than seven minutes into the second quarter. Later in the drive, he caught a short pass and was bumped by Rhodes just after he hit the sideline.His confrontation with Rhodes was a pillow fight compared to the haymakers he exchanged with Norman last year, but he still drew a damaging 15-yard penalty that short-circuited a Giants drive. He clapped sarcastically after referee Brad Allen announced the infraction.Ive just got to know its all against me, Beckham said. Its going to be that way. I have to assume that Im always in the wrong no matter what. Thats something, its a tough pill to swallow, but you have to understand it, you have to be able to cope with it and just keep it moving.When he reached the sideline, Beckham was quietly pulled aside by receivers coach Adam Henry for a chat and linebacker Mark Herzlich also approached him to try to calm him down.Rhodes appeared to come unglued as well, needing to be restrained on the sideline by several coaches and later pushed back off the field by linebacker Chad Greenway after jawing with Beckham.Got to keep your composure, Rhodes said. He tries to get to you by getting on you, fighting with you and trying to get you out of your game.The outbursts from both players were kept to a minimum the rest of the game and so was Beckhams impact on offense.The refs are looking to call anything, and theyre not looking to call anything the other way, Beckham said. You have to know that, you have to know that, you have to be OK with it. 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