Sabine Lisicki before Wimbledon:"I hope that this all about for me "
The 22-year-old has come up with a run of four defeats in a row for the Grand Slam tournament.
It was a lucky break, in the Wimbledon final year. For just as the proud Starterin wildcard Sabine Lisicki then after their semi-finals at the All England champions had returned to the center player, she was a Croatian giants on the road, his face and story have been etched indelibly into the collective memory of this tournament. Of course, Goran Ivanisevic was the one who came there on Lisicki, the only player to have ever won a free ticket to the organizers of the most famous, most glorious competition in the world, 2001 against the Australian Patrick Rafter on a memorable finale Monday. "compliment a super tournament, "Ivanisevic said so to the young Germans, thereby implying a slight bow," it's really a crazy story. "
Indeed: The Story Lisicki was the most amazing story at the 125th English Open Championships, but in the hectic, fast-paced world of professional traveling circus, it seems now again be lagging an eternity. All the more so because the blonde, vivacious Berliner puts just before returning to the scene of the 2011 radiant appearance in a crisis situation. After an ankle injury in April at the WTA competition suffered in the U.S. Charleston, the 22-year-old German is literally no longer occurs - instead of self-confidence before the most important of all Grand Slam tournaments fill up, Lisicki lost in the last four tour operations each equal at the start.
Extremely delicate Erstrundenaufgabe
Even at the only grass tournament that they had in Wimbledon Countdown are the work calendar, the world number five decades retired suddenly and unexpectedly well in Birmingham against the Pole Urszula Radwanska from. "I must have patience, remain calm. I have to find physically and mentally again until after the world's best, "said Lisicki. Where it is known, the ambitious German is hard enough to tolerate one's own weaknesses - and hopes to meet an uncertain tomorrow. The Erstrundenaufgabe against the emerging Croatian Petra Martic as likely to be extremely delicate and complicated, always a game of nerves.
Almost looks like the start Lisickis Wimbledon last year, a leap into the unknown, a mission with no certainties and guarantees. Although it starts out as one of the greats of the nominally established and the scene, just from that world ranking 15th. But where in 2011 powerfully and irresistibly from the depths of space, came as a crass outsider and win somehow just could not as a comeback artist, after a long tennis break, is now threatening as a result of a total of less fortunate verlaufenen season a sensitive crash in the WTA table. To stay tuned to the front, to the superstars of the wasteland, Lisicki would have been a large part of their defense last year for the semi-Contribute points won.
Memories of the victory over Li Na
Means: Reaching the second tournament week, at least to survive the first three rounds and braving the real grass-allergy occurring annually. "I trust her completely. She is a Fighterin. When Sabine manages to fill up the first fruits of a new self-consciousness when she again brings in more consistency in their first premiums, it is dangerous for the rest, "said Fed Cup boss Barbara Rittner. But how hard it may be depressing first-round defeats as in the French Open against the US-American Bethanie Mattek-Sands, indulge, do not really in the context of Lisicki. After all, the know such as family friends, was the change from the difficult clay courts attention to fast grass, the mood of the ill-fated injury "Miss Bum Bum" (The Sun) brighten principle.
With the power of their mark-up, who flew the constant opponents of 200 kilometers per hour around the ears, Lisicki had at Wimbledon last year provided even for magical moments. About the game against the then newly crowned French Open champion Li Na, although had two match points against the German, but not the breath had a chance to exploit it, too. With the score at 3:6, 6:4, 3:5 and 15:40 Lisicki slammed the Paris Tennis Queen unreturnierbare two spreads into the field, followed by two aces followed by a dessert. It was 4:5, it was the beginning of the end for the Chinese - and the actual beginning of the tale-Lisicki. "I sometimes think of this game, back to this situation," said Lisicki now, "and it also gives me strength. And hope that everything turns back to Wimbledon for me. " (Photo: Juergen bunny head)