Raymond reaches Wimbledon mixed doubles final

Long-time American doubles specialist Lisa Raymond secured a spot in Sunday's mixed doubles final at Wimbledon.

The 39-year-old Pennsylvania native and her Brazilian partner, Bruno Soares, the top seeds, bested a team of Russian Vera Dushevina and Dutchman Jean- Julien Rojer 6-4, 6-4 in Friday's semifinal action at the All England Club.

Raymond was the Wimbledon mixed doubles champion alongside fellow American Mike Bryan last year, also won it in 1999 with Leander Paes, and was the runner-up with Wesley Moodie in 2010.

The 31-year-old Soares is a reigning U.S. Open mixed champ.

The other mixed finalists are an eighth-seeded tandem of France's Kristina Mladenovic and Canadian doubles specialist Daniel Nestor, as they took out a third-seeded pairing of Slovenian Katarina Srebotnik and Serbian Nenad Zimonjic, 6-2, 6-7 (4-7), 11-9. Srebotnik was a Wimbledon mixed runner-up in 2008, with Bryan.

The 20-year-old Mladenovic and 40-year-old Nestor captured the mixed title at last month's French Open.