Sabine Lisicki’s happy hunting ground.

1 Jul

Sabine Lisicki

Sabine Lisicki – the moment of triumph.

Sabine Lisicki is one of those players who seems to grow a foot taller out on Wimbledon’s famed centre court. Super powers? Kryptonite? Super-hero status is something that happens to Lisicki – and for those driving Serena Williams into unbackable odds, they probably wish Sabine Lisicki would put away the cape. While Lisicki has never been past the 4th round at any of the other 3 Slams, she is through to her 4th quarter final appearance at Wimbledon in 5 years.

In a see-sawing battle which produced some stern tests of character in the deciding 3rd set, it was Lisicki who had the resolve and belief to get the job done. If you saw the post match Lisicki BBC breakdown you realise how big a deal it is for a player to overcome not just Serena, but their own demons, and the relief was tangible. Serena, the 5 time Wimbledon champion and world #1, bows out with a career best winning streak halted at 34 matches. That won’t please her, because it puts her second to sister Venus, who had a streak of 35. No one likes coming second to their sister.

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