Sabine spoke with a trusted reporter of the German newspaper "BILD".
How are you after the setback?
Lisicki: "Better, but China was a disaster and messed up my rhythm."
Lisicki: "After the first match I've eaten meat and an hour later I felt sick during training at once. I vomited endlessly and had to go to hospital immediately, as five other (male and female) players on that day too. I was on a drip for hours."
Had this anything to do with your gluten allergy?
Lisicki: "No, it was something else entirely. The allergy has been suggested because no one noticed that also five other players had to go to the clinic. Coaches, physios, players - many got it. "
It was said that you were snatched from the jaws of death ...
Lisicki: "Yes, it was a life-threatening situation. The doctors have panicked when I landed in the hospital. I was extremly dehydrated, almost unconscious. As the doctors spoke to me, they were quite far away from me, at the end of the tunnel. But they were standing right beside me."
How did you come home?
Lisicki: "We called the airline and made sure that there was a bed in the business class for me."
Why does it take so long to recover?
Lisicki: "Because my energy level is extremely low. Everything is so exhausting, the whole body was drained. I was never in my life so seriously ill. Never!"