Sabine has now made four consecutive Wimbledon quarterfinals (she missed 2010) and has taken the French Open champion down along the way each time – this time is was Serena Williams.
Coming into the tournament Serena had been on a 34 match winning streak and it was said to be her tournament to lose but in a tournament of upsets and injuries the five time champion has been sent packing. Sabine won the encounter 6-2, 2-6, 6-4.
After losing 9 consecutive games Sabine held and broke back to get to 3-2 with some incredible tenacity and some at times tight play from Serena.
Even when she was behind Sabine still looked to be enjoying herself and found strength in the crowd support. After the match the crowd favourite was in floods of tears and struggled to explain what she was feeling.
Sabine now faces Kaia Kanepi.