Sabine Lisicki scored a surprise win for the second time in a row
After years of injury woes, Sabine Lisicki has celebrated surprising success. The 32-year-old reached the quarter-finals of the Bad Homburg Tennis Championships. Even a bee sting could not prevent Berlin from winning for the second time in a row.
WHe thought it was possible after all the injuries and disappointments? After multiple injuries, mononucleosis and a cruciate ligament tear at the end of 2020, Sabine Lisicki has already celebrated two wins in a row after her latest attempt to return on the WTA Tour.
The former Wimbledon finalist is still on his way to the tennis tournament in Bad Homburg. On Wednesday, the 32-year-old defeated Belgium’s Gritti Minen 6:3, 2:6, 6:2 and thus reached the quarter-finals. Only on Tuesday Lesicki beat her compatriot Tamara Korbach 6:4, 7:6 and thus celebrated her first professional victory in a major field after the comeback.
“The match was really good today, I’m really happy with that. I’m also happy to be able to keep playing,” Lesicki said. The tennis player, who made a big splash ten years ago with the name ‘Boom Boom Pine’, spoke of a bee sting that’s still It really hurts.” She cooled the stain straight away and wanted to prevent an allergic reaction.
Lisicki also thanks to a wildcard in the quarter-finals
After a severe cruciate ligament injury and a year-and-a-half injury, Lisicki returned to the WTA Tour Championships in Berlin last week, but missed the main draw. In the city of Bad Homburg I got a wildcard.
“I never gave up,” Lisicki said after her first comeback attempt in May, but it was very difficult and challenging. My patience was really tested. There were always setbacks to be absorbed.”
In Thursday’s quarter-finals, Lisicki will now face France’s Caroline Garcia. Tatjana Maria, who lost her role in 16 6:7 (4:7), 4:6 against Alizee Cornet of France, is no longer represented in the tournament.