If you win the French Open look out for Sabine Lisicki at Wimbledon.
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. Read more
In a day of surprises at Flushing Meadows the biggest came from the announcement that Venus Williams was withdrawing from her second round match against Sabine Lisicki with an unspecified illness. Later Venus released a statement saying she had recently been diagnosed with Sjögren’s Syndrome which explains some of her recent illness issues. Read more
Ana Ivanovic has beaten an injured Peng Shuai 6-4, 6-2 after an hour and seventeen minutes of play in Carlsbad, Peng unable to combat the attack of Ivanovic. Ivanovic has been returning to the top of the women’s game as she works her way to better form.
In the semifinal Ivanovic will face Vera Zvonareva who beat Sabine Lisicki 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 despite six double faults and a slow start. “I think I started off a little slow but then I think I picked it up and it was a little bit better, a little bit cleaner than the previous one.”
Serena Williams has officially announced her return to the top of tennis by comfortably taking the title at West Classic in Stanford by beating Marion Bartoli 7-5, 6-1. Throughout the tournament Serena looked dominant and in good shape leading up to the US Open. Williams is now a firm favourite at her home Grand Slam.
Along her road to victory Serena pummeled Maria Sharapova, Sabine Lisicki and Marion Bartoli all in straight sets despite entering the tournament as worl number 169 due to her extensive injury time out. Read more
People have been watching Petra Kvitova all year and wondering when she would really break through and move deep into a Grand Slam and it has happened at Wimbledon. Tomorrow Kvitova will face Maria Sharapova for the Wimbledon title. Read more
In a match that was overwhelmed by the elements, an exhausted Marion Bartoli was beaten by Sabine Lisicki 6-4, 6-7, 6-1 for a place in the semi finals at Wimbledon where she will play Maria Sharapova.
After trading opening breaks Lisicki broke against for a 3-1 lead as the thunder cracked so loudly the Lisicki actually ducked. The storm outside was so loud that the players had trouble hearing the sound of the shots off the racket which is a huge component of playing tennis. Read more
It was a quieter than usual Serena Williams who took on a very intense Marion Bartoli today. Bartoli stayed focused and extremely determined throughout the match, chasing down everything despite having some marathon matches in earlier rounds. Ultimately it was Bartoli who upset Serena 6-3, 7-6. Read more
You would’ve thought Serena Williams would have been happy to just survive her second round encounter but instead she has attacked Wimbledon organizers for not putting her or Venus on the main show court.
“They like to put us on Court 2, me and Venus, for whatever reason. I haven’t figured it out yet. Maybe one day we’ll figure it out. I don’t know.” Read more
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After winning Roland Garros Li Na has failed to follow up her ground breaking win by going deep into the second week of Wimbledon. Instead Li was beaten in the second round by Sabine Lisicki who entered Wimbledon on a wildcard. Sabine, who struggled with an ankle injury for much of last year, eventually triumphed 3-6, 6-4, 8-6 in a tightly contested battled. Read more