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Sabine Lisicki crashes out 6-0, 6-0 against Zarina Diyas

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) Zarina Diyas routed Germany's Fed Cup player and former Wimbledon runner-up Sabine Lisicki 6-0, 6-0 in the first round of the Porsche Grand Prix on Wednesday. Kazakhstan's top player had lost in the first round of her previous two tournaments, but brushed aside Lisicki in 64 minutes on the indoor clay in Stuttgart. Diyas is ranked No. 32, while Lisicki is...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Russia rallies from 2-0 deficit to beat Germany in Fed Cup semis

  Russia reached the Fed Cup final Sunday, sealing victory at home over Germany in the last doubles rubber. Elena Vesnina and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova won 6-2, 6-3 against Andrea Petkovic and Sabine Lisicki to stop a German comeback that had seen them bounce back from 2-0 down in the best-of-five tie after Saturday's play. Russia's win sets up a match with defending champion the...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Fed Cup: Russia-Germany semifinal heats up in singles

SOCHI, Russia -- Russia and Germany's Fed Cup semifinal headed to a decisive doubles rubber Sunday after Angelique Kerber thrashed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Playing for the first time in the best-of-five World Group tie and needing to win to keep Germany in the semifinal, Kerber swept Russia's Pavlyuchenkova away in a 6-1, 6-0 win that lasted just 52 minutes. ''I knew I had to go...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams earns 700th win to reach Miami Open semis

  Seven-time champion Serena Williams overcame some shaky play Wednesday for her 700th career victory, beating Sabine Lisicki 7-6 (4), 1-6, 6-3 to reach the semifinals of the Miami Open. Williams won despite an unreliable serve, a poor second set and 51 unforced errors. The victory was her 16th in a row on Key Biscayne, where she's the two-time defending champion. The No. 1-seeded...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Indian Wells WTA Review: A Tale Of Things Timeless, Tenacious And Temporary

For when the One Great Scorer comes To mark against your name, He writes – not that you won or lost – But how you played the Game. – Grantland Rice * Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing. – Red Sanders * The two above quotes — one from a giant in American sportswriting from the first half of the 20th century, the other from a succesful American college football...
Via Attacking The Net
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Indian Wells WTA Review: A Tale Of Things Timeless, Tenacious And Temporary

For when the One Great Scorer comes To mark against your name, He writes – not that you won or lost – But how you played the Game. – Grantland Rice * Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing. – Red Sanders * The two above quotes — one from a giant in American sportswriting from the first half of the 20th century, the other from a succesful American college football...
Via Bloguin Best
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Wozniacki cruises to straight-sets win in 1st round at Malaysian Open

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki avoided a repeat of her last appearance at the Malaysian Open - a first-round loss - by dispatching Chinese qualifier Wang Yafan 6-3, 6-1 on Tuesday. Wozniacki was bounced out in her Malaysian debut two years ago, but took no chances this time with an early break., and kept rolling. No. 2-seeded Sabine Lisicki of Germany and...
Via AP on Fox
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Top seed Wozniacki wins opener in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki avoided a repeat of her last appearance at the Malaysian Open - a first-round loss - by dispatching Chinese qualifier Wang Yafan 6-3, 6-1 on Tuesday. Wozniacki was bounced out in her Malaysian debut two years ago, but took no chances this time with an early break., and kept rolling. No. 2-seeded Sabine Lisicki of Germany...
Via AP on Fox
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Lisicki wins Hong Kong Open

HONG KONG (AP) Sabine Lisicki won her first WTA title in three years by defeating Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-3 in the final of the Hong Kong Open on Sunday. No. 36-ranked Pliskova squandered a 5-1 lead in the match after she twice broke the top-seeded German in the first set before losing the next six games. Lisicki fired five aces in the second set and twice broke her Czech opponent...
Via AP on Fox
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Lisicki wins Hong Kong Open for first title in three years

  Sabine Lisicki won her first WTA title in three years by defeating Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-3 in the final of the Hong Kong Open on Sunday. No. 36-ranked Pliskova squandered a 5-1 lead in the match after she twice broke the top-seeded German in the first set before losing the next six games. Lisicki fired five aces in the second set and twice broke her Czech opponent's serve,...
Via AP on Fox
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Lisicki to play Pliskova in Hong Kong Open final

HONG KONG (AP) Top-seeded Sabine Lisicki hit 12 aces and broke her opponent five times to beat Francesca Schiavone of Italy 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 Saturday to reach the final of the Hong Kong Open. The German needed more than two hours to win the tight encounter and will face third-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic in Sunday's final. Pliskova saved 11 of the 13 break points...
Via AP on Fox
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Lisicki through to Hong Kong Open semifinals

HONG KONG (AP) Top-seeded Sabine Lisicki of Germany advanced to the semifinals of the Hong Kong Open with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over China's Zheng Saisai on Friday. Lisicki's semifinal opponent will be unseeded Italian Francesca Schiavone, who beat Jana Cepelova of Slovakia 6-2, 6-2. The other semifinal will feature Czech player Karolina Pliskova, seeded third, and Alison Van Uytvanck...
Via AP on Fox
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Lisicki reaches quarterfinals at Hong Kong Open

HONG KONG (AP) Top-seeded Sabine Lisicki of Germany advanced to the quarterfinals of the Hong Kong Open by beating Grace Min of the United States 6-1, 6-1 Tuesday. Lisicki will next face Zheng Saisai of China. Zheng defeated sixth-seeded Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium 6-4, 6-2. Also, Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia defeated Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, and Francesca...
Via AP on Fox
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Lisicki reaches 2nd round of Hong Kong Open

HONG KONG (AP) Top-seeded Sabine Lisicki of Germany advanced to the second round of the Hong Kong Open by beating Monica Niculescu of Romania 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-1 Tuesday. Lisicki, who double-faulted 10 times, will next face qualifier Grace Min of the United States. Also, Francesca Schiavone of Italy beat fourth-seeded Christina McHale of the United States 6-4, 5-7, 6-2 and will next...
Via AP on Fox
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Sharapova gets past Lisicki in 2 sets at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) Maria Sharapova reached the U.S. Open's fourth round by taking five of the last six games after her opponent, Sabine Lisicki, was warned by the chair umpire about receiving coaching help. Avoiding the sort of surprise that saw half of the top eight seeded women lose already, No. 5 Sharapova eliminated No. 26 Lisicki 6-2, 6-4 in a hard-hitting match that began Friday...
Via AP on Fox
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Sabine Lisicki Breaks The Record For Fastest Serve In History

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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The 10 Biggest Stories Of Wimbledon 2014

NOTE: Attacking The Net was created this year to cover the major tournaments, with the possibility (no guarantees, though…) that it could cover more of the tennis calendar in the future. This blog will go largely dark for the next month. You’ll get post-tournament wrap-ups on the Monday morning after the Canada and Cincinnati tour stops, the main steppingstones to the U.S. Open...
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July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The 10 Biggest Stories Of Wimbledon 2014

NOTE: Attacking The Net was created this year to cover the major tournaments, with the possibility (no guarantees, though…) that it could cover more of the tennis calendar in the future. This blog will go largely dark for the next month. You’ll get post-tournament wrap-ups on the Monday morning after the Canada and Cincinnati tour stops, the main steppingstones to the U.S. Open...
Via Bloguin Best
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN at Wimbledon, Week Two: Lots Of Excellence, One Error

The story of ESPN’s performance in week one at Wimbledon is archived here. Why was this account so lengthy? Very simply, ESPN (and at times, ESPNEWS) covered Wimbledon with only one television channel at one time. ESPN covered tennis until the early World Cup match came on, and ESPNEWS then filled in. However, the WorldWide Leader didn’t (and doesn’t) devote two channels to...
Via Attacking The Net
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN at Wimbledon, Week Two: Lots Of Excellence, One Error

The story of ESPN’s performance in week one at Wimbledon is archived here. Why was this account so lengthy? Very simply, ESPN (and at times, ESPNEWS) covered Wimbledon with only one television channel at one time. ESPN covered tennis until the early World Cup match came on, and ESPNEWS then filled in. However, the WorldWide Leader didn’t (and doesn’t) devote two channels to...
Via Bloguin Best
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Wimbledon’s Weakness: Middle Sunday Madness

There’s so much about Wimbledon that’s right, more than the other three major tournaments and, for that matter, any other major sporting event in the world. No overt commercialism. Hushed, respectful crowds. A sense of reverence for the sport. An awareness of the importance of tradition. Clean, white clothing, free of loudness or attitude. A willingness to embrace modernity amidst...
Via Attacking The Net
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Wimbledon’s Weakness: Middle Sunday Madness

There’s so much about Wimbledon that’s right, more than the other three major tournaments and, for that matter, any other major sporting event in the world. No overt commercialism. Hushed, respectful crowds. A sense of reverence for the sport. An awareness of the importance of tradition. Clean, white clothing, free of loudness or attitude. A willingness to embrace modernity amidst...
Via Bloguin Best
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Wimbledon Viewer’s Guide

Clay-court fans and the backers of immensely successful clay-court players view the French Open as the crown jewel of every year. The longtime chroniclers of tennis — those who have been around for at least 40 years in the press boxes and media centers of the sport — will calmly point out how marginalized grass-court tennis has become. The grass “season,” such as it is, really...
Via Bloguin Best
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Wimbledon Viewer’s Guide

Clay-court fans and the backers of immensely successful clay-court players view the French Open as the crown jewel of every year. The longtime chroniclers of tennis — those who have been around for at least 40 years in the press boxes and media centers of the sport — will calmly point out how marginalized grass-court tennis has become. The grass “season,” such as it is, really...
Via Attacking The Net
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Hingis, Lisicki win women's doubles title at Sony Open

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Martina Hingis won her first doubles title in seven years when she and Sabine Lisicki defeated Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 4-6, 6-4, 10-5 Sunday at the Sony Open.
Via FOXSports.com
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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