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They are the first unseeded winners of the competition since Helen Gourlay Cawley and Jo Anne Russell beat top seeds Martina Navratilova and Betty Stove in the 1977 final and the sixth overall since seedings started in 1927.

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Most of the applause, encouragement and cries of support were for Clijsters. Had she grown up with a picture of Billy Dainty on her wall? ‘Sometimes when you try to chase the balls, it just comes naturally.The importance of the early incursion could be measured in the number of simulated uppercuts she threw, followed by the obligatory "Come on". There was a double benefit here since each punch was sponsored, raising money for the Rally for Bally charity. She had two break points to lead 5-2 and ease all our nerves.The yearning was huge, but she would have to do it the hard way, and so it was that fate invited her to serve for the match not once, but twice. She was No 2 in the world and I pushed her to her limits," Moore said."I was nervous out there obviously, playing on a really big court.Effectively, Moore ran into the deep well of experience and pedigree available to Zvonareva. I am so grateful for the opportunity the All England Club have given me.After falling short in her first shot at glory, Moore broke to love to engineer another crack at the match on serve. Zvonareva has twice contested Grand Slam finals, her first coming here four years ago. I hope that I've really showed them that I wanted to be there."The debate about British failure to produce players in sufficient numbers took an aggressive twist with the observation of an outgoing LTA coach that our youngsters have it too easy.‘It’s very important that my head is relaxed because then I know what I want to do in the next point. Curiously, almost sadistically, the same scoreboard failed to reveal the outcome of that other quarter-final until the next but one turnround, by which time Venus had showered, changed and readied herself to explain the inexplicable.

‘And if you see all the things around, noticing all the scores, it just takes your concentration away and then maybe you will make a wrong decision on the court.’ Hiding as she was under one of those highly sought-after green and purple towels — well, the players steal enough of them — Zvonareva remained blissfully unaware that Venus Williams was facing two match points. So, Zvonareva, 25, from Moscow — a player whose talent has been stifled somewhat by nerves throughout her career — will face Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova for a place in Saturday’s final.

No such problem against Clijsters, although the Russian was clearly assisted by her opponent’s tame acquiescence.

‘When you go through a lot of injuries in your career, it sort of puts a lot of doubts in your head,’ said Zvonareva.

He doesn't understand that tennis has to be his priority.

There is no chance of Vera Zvonareva’s head being in the clouds at the prospect of her first Wimbledon semi-final tomorrow.

That is because, crucial to her victory over Kim Clijsters yesterday, the Russian spent the duration of each change of end with her head under a towel, as if she were inhaling a vapour rub.