Well... most of you've probably read about my story of how I came to follow Sabine so much...
Although the real origin of me starting to really follow her closely came from a pretty random thing.
Soccer World Cup 2010- following the 'Socceroos' first game, we were embarassed 4-0 by the might of Germany. While drowning my sorrows after this loss, I surfed twitter and searched for people talking about the game. I came across a conversation between two tennis players, Sabine Lisicki and Jarka Groth. Sabine was gloating to Jarka about Germany's win, while Jarka replied that she's only Aussie because of her (then) husband
I'd heard of Sabine before and watched a little bit of her in the Hopman Cup, but I wasn't really watching alot of tennis at the time. I wasn't watching FULL matches, I usually preferred to watch cricket instead, which typically was on at the same time as tennis.
I was impressed by the fact that she was active in the social networks and replying to her fans, especially during her injury lay-off in 2010, and I started to discover her youtube videos
I thought what a lovely humble young woman she is, with her beautiful smile, laugh and cheeky sense of humour. I also watched videos of previous successes on the court in 2009 in Charleston and Wimbledon and I decided she was the player I wanted to follow. Unfortunately the first FULL Sabine match that I watched (although on replay) Sabine lost to Zvonareva at US Open 2010, clearly she was underdone after her injury lay off.
Then I finally made a twitter account in December 2010 and Sabine was the first person I followed. About the middle of that month, I commented on a photo of her training. I changed my account so I don't have my original tweet, but it was about the first time I saw her was in the Hopman Cup and I started to really love her recently.
Her reply "Thank you! the Hopman Cup is a great tournament, I had alot of fun there
The rest, as they say, is history