27 year old Kirsten Flipkens is the most surprising semi-finalist on the women’s side at Wimbledon this year. The Belgian takes on Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli on Thursday and will be hoping to continue her fairy tale run at SW19. Here’s ten things you need to know about the Belgian.
In 2002, Flipkens won the girls’ US Open doubles title with Elke Clijsters, sister of Kim Clijsters. In 2003, she won the Wimbledon juniors title beating Anna Chakvetadze 6–4, 3–6, 6–3 and the US Open juniors title beating Michaëlla Krajicek, 6–3, 7–5.