news archive November 2011

WTA-Comeback Player Of The Year

11-15-2011 14:03

Comeback Player of the Year

WTA awarded Sabine Lisicki as Comeback-Player Of The Year 2011. Player of the Year honors went to Wimbledon-Winner Petra Kvitova.

In 2009 Sabine broke almost the top 20 of the WTA ranking after winning her first title in Charleston and reaching the quarterfinals of Wimbledon, but had a long break after an injury in 2010. It was just in April of this year, when she stroke back from position 218 with two titles in Birmingham and Dallas and her semi-final in Wimbledon and finished her comeback ranked 15 at the end of this years season.

WTA-Rank 15 at end of 2011

11-12-2011 13:51

Bali Championships

Sabine Lisicki finished this years season on rank 15 of the womens tennis association. She gained over 200 places since april of 2011.

Back in April Sabine was at a ranking of #218 and had to play Challengers and Qualification Matches before winning her 2nd and 3rd WTA titels at Birmingham and Dallas. Together with her performance at wimbledon where she got stopped by Maria Sharapova in the semi-finals and getting into the 4th round of the US Open she made it back to the top of womens tennis.

Sabine at Tournament of Champions in Bali

11-07-2011 09:06

Bali Championships

Sabine Lisicki has been invited to the Tournament of Champions in Bali thanks to her winning the tournaments in Birmingham and Dallas earlier this year. She reached the semi-finals there when she had to forfeit due to pain in her back.

In the first round she beat slovakian Daniela Hantuchova in a thrilling match 7-5 6-2. After being 0-4 down in the third set of the semi-finals, she pulled out of the tournament against Anabel Medina Garrigues from Spain. Only the best ranked women that won an international wta tournament this year get invited to participate in Bali. After 2009 Sabine was there for the second time.

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