In a tournament otherwise full of upsets, No. 3 seed Simona Halep and 2013 runner-up Sabine Lisicki advanced quietly to set up a meeting in the Wimbledon quarterfinals.
The era of specialists is over, and now tennis players must master all three surfaces to thrive on tour. Some, though, still have a lot to learn when it comes to the grass courts of Wimbledon.
If the past is any indication, the one thing to count on in the women's draw is that something weird will happen at Wimbledon this fortnight.
After Marion Bartoli heard game, set, match Saturday, she took to the stands to embrace her nearest and dearest -- a tradition that was started on Centre Court in 1987 by Aussie Pat Cash.
Not dropping a set throughout the tournament, Marion Bartoli and her eccentric personality owned the All England Club this year.
Comeback specialist and crowd favorite Sabine Lisicki faces aggressive, animated Marion Bartoli in a compelling, if unexpected, Wimbledon final matchup.
Germany's Sabine Lisicki ignored her grass allergies, dropped and rolled following her forehand winner to seal a 6-4, 2-6, 9-7 victory over Agnieszka Radwanska.
What the Wimbledon women's semifinals are lacking in star power, they're making up for in interesting storylines. Most important, all four are vying for their first career Grand Slam title.
Sloane Stephens, the final American, is out, and the women's semifinals are set. In an already-wacky Wimbledon, the semis not surprisingly are comprised of three players nobody would have expected and one many may have never heard of.
Serena Williams avoided the upset bug until Monday. She was taken down by Sabine Lisicki in a loss that shocked everyone but the American star.