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18majors
May 17th, 2011, 02:44 PM
Good luck Sabine!

Michael!
May 17th, 2011, 04:14 PM
1st q- round:

Lisicki vs. Arruabarrena

That Spanish girl had some nice results lately, but still, Sabine has to win this match, good luck!

Sabine Lisicki GER (8) vs. Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino ESP
Cagla Buyukakcay TUR vs. Olga Savchuk UKR

Elena Bogdan ROU vs. Michelle Larcher De Brito POR
Madison Brengle USA vs. Sophie Ferguson AUS (16)


could have been tougher :shrug:
good chances to qualify, that really should be her goal!

Geekking
May 17th, 2011, 04:30 PM
could have been tougher and it depends on Sabine's tennis. Her opponent has a good record on clay but Sabine is more experienced and has a better tennis compared to her. If she plays with ağla Bykakay I won't take a side :facepalm:

crazillo
May 17th, 2011, 04:38 PM
She should win easily.

LightsOut!
May 17th, 2011, 04:41 PM
Good draw :bounce:
Qualification should be possible :yeah:

18majors
May 17th, 2011, 05:11 PM
Can Michelle Larcher De Brito be a tough out for Sabine?

Lisickinator
May 17th, 2011, 05:42 PM
Sabine will play tomorrow at 10 am

18majors
May 17th, 2011, 05:46 PM
^All the best, Sabine!

Sabinator.
May 17th, 2011, 05:52 PM
Go Sabine! For the MD! :bounce:

18majors
May 17th, 2011, 07:54 PM
Sabine on Facebook:

Had a good day in Paris. The weather was really nice today and I had a good hit with Agnieszka! The draw for the Q for Roland Garros is out and Im playing against Arruabarrena from Spain.
Im playing tomorrow first match at 10oclock on court no6. I hope to see many of you out there! :))

Sabinator.
May 17th, 2011, 08:01 PM
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/229490_10150181572011517_175535596516_7277848_4482 127_n.jpg

:inlove:

18majors
May 17th, 2011, 08:16 PM
^Nice photo!

Mike81
May 18th, 2011, 12:43 AM
Hope she's refreshed now and can play her best tennis, her opponents could be tricky otherwise.
I don't want to see her miss out on another Main Draw! GO Sabine! :cheer:

cosmoose
May 18th, 2011, 03:16 AM
I don't want to jinx her, but she can't ask for better quali draw than what she got.
Now its Bine's turn to take care of business.

Ivanovic2008
May 18th, 2011, 04:10 AM
GL Sabs!!! :cheer:

Sabinator.
May 18th, 2011, 09:39 AM
1st set 63 against Arruabarrena-Vecino :cheer:

Amazing stats for Sabine - 5 aces, 83% win pts on 1st serve, no bpts to defense, 1/1 bpts conversions :inlove:

Tuckii
May 18th, 2011, 11:04 AM
Great start Sabine :kiss:

Mike81
May 18th, 2011, 11:07 AM
Sabine :cool::kiss::hearts:

18majors
May 18th, 2011, 11:56 AM
Congratulations on the win Sabine!

Dorien.
May 18th, 2011, 01:05 PM
Really a great start against a tough clay player. :)

Michael!
May 18th, 2011, 02:35 PM
Great start for Sabine, the Spanish girl wasnt an easy first match at all but Sabine obviously played a good match!
Great on 1st serve, good on return, no BPs for her opponent, all good!

well, all good except the low 1st serve percentage, Sabine cant be satisfied with that at all, but that is a general problem of her, it should be at least around 60%, today she was on 46% 1st serves in, but well, that shouldnt be a big problem in Q, next up is Savchuk then Bogdan or Ferguson, Sabine can only beat herself here, good luck for the next rounds! :)

Sasja
May 18th, 2011, 02:50 PM
Really nice win for Sabine :) Was a tough 1st round draw.

Good luck in the next round :cheer:

Carsten
May 18th, 2011, 04:42 PM
Good, easy win :) She should really qualify...

Michael!
May 18th, 2011, 05:10 PM
Sabine plays tomorrow 2nd match after 10am (Daniilidou vs. Zec first) on court 17!

LightsOut!
May 18th, 2011, 05:51 PM
Good luck :)

18majors
May 18th, 2011, 09:48 PM
Good luck Sabine. Play like when you beat Na Li at Stuttgart!

Dokic-Fan
May 19th, 2011, 07:31 AM
Well done, Sabine! :) :yeah: Qualify now.

Rovegun
May 19th, 2011, 10:41 AM
good luck today! we want to see you in MD!

Mike81
May 19th, 2011, 12:38 PM
Sabine won 6-3, 6-4 against Olga Savchuk (UKR):) Pleased with a straight sets win. 1 more qfer to win

cosmoose
May 19th, 2011, 12:44 PM
Sabine won 6-3, 6-4 against Olga Savchuk (UKR):) Pleased with a straight sets win. 1 more qfer to win
Can't wait for her victory tweet :bounce:
maybe she'll hold another tweet session with her fans :)

Mike81
May 19th, 2011, 12:55 PM
Can't wait for her victory tweet :bounce:
maybe she'll hold another tweet session with her fans :)

Yeah she's more likely to tweet after wins. The first job isn't done yet, which is to get in the Main Draw. She may tweet more if she gets into the MD, which she should :D

Rovegun
May 19th, 2011, 01:45 PM
well done Sabine! a lot of points to gain and hopefully she will raise them after making MD... good luck in next match too!

LightsOut!
May 19th, 2011, 01:45 PM
:bounce:

18majors
May 19th, 2011, 01:50 PM
Good win and good luck next round!

Sabinator.
May 19th, 2011, 02:06 PM
Next round against Elena Bogdan. I don't know what to expect, because she's very young and dangerous. She beated de Brito in 3 sets and Ferguson in 2 :confused: But Sabine is already very experienced and she should win this and get into MD! :bounce:

18majors
May 19th, 2011, 02:16 PM
To win 3 matches and qualify is never easy but my sense is Sabine will do well in the MD if she qualifies.

Michael!
May 19th, 2011, 02:48 PM
Pretty solid win for Sabine, Savchuk isnt a no name, so the scoreline is definitely OK, not OK was her weak 2nd serve i 2nd set and the fact that she got broken at *53 in 2nd set, she often gives away her leads to easily...well, as I said, even average performances should be enough to qualify here, now against Bogdan, who had two pretty good wins here but never had any impressive results before, 2nd serve is the weak point of Bogdan, Sabine has to stay aggressive and she has to serve well,she also is the more experienced player, shouldnt have any bigger problems here to qualify, good luck!

Mike81
May 19th, 2011, 02:58 PM
Yeah she had me a little worried after being 5-2 up and then only 5-4 and wasting mp's but overall the stats look decent.

Sabine's tweet:

I won63 64!! Playing vs Bogdan tomorrow. Don't really know her... Still looking forward to playing tomorrow again! Thx for all the support!

Neither do I. Hope she will have a plan should this match get tight. No time for hiccups in last qually round.

18majors
May 19th, 2011, 03:05 PM
It would be great to see Sabine play FO MD!

Dorien.
May 19th, 2011, 05:47 PM
Well done Sabine :yeah: Please one more win at least :)

18majors
May 19th, 2011, 06:48 PM
Sabine plays at 10:00 AM on Court 17:


Women's Qualifying Singles - 3rd Round



Sabine Lisicki(GER)[8]

vs.

Elena Bogdan(ROU)

Michael!
May 19th, 2011, 08:43 PM
I won my match 63 64 today!!! Thanks for all the support out there! :))) Tomorrow Im playing vs E. Bogdan first match at 10 oclock on court no 17! I dont know much about her so Im just focusing on myself!
Hope to see you all out there again! One more match to go!! Allez!!! :))

:p

18majors
May 19th, 2011, 08:45 PM
Sabine is always so alive and lovely!

Mike81
May 20th, 2011, 01:49 AM
Sabine is always so alive and lovely!

So true :hearts: Women's tennis really needs Sabine in main draw! I need to see her on tv :p

Ivanovic2008
May 20th, 2011, 01:51 AM
:cheer: :dance:
Great two wins Sabine!
Please Qualify now!

Sabinator.
May 20th, 2011, 10:53 AM
Lisicki def. Bogdan 63 63 :hearts: Welcome in MD! :cheer:

I'm sooooooooo happy!!!!!! :bigclap: :bounce:

LightsOut!
May 20th, 2011, 12:09 PM
:bounce:

18majors
May 20th, 2011, 12:44 PM
Congratulations on qualifying for MD, Sabine!

Wert.
May 20th, 2011, 01:36 PM
:inlove: :inlove:

Dorien.
May 20th, 2011, 04:05 PM
Sabine :hearts: So nice to see her in the maindraw :)

Lisickinator
May 20th, 2011, 04:33 PM
(3) Vera Zvonareva v Lourdes Dominguez Lino
(Q) Sabine Lisicki v Akgul Amanmuradova
Angelique Kerber v Edina Gallovits-Hall
Anastasia Rodionova v (26) Nadia Petrova

easy 1st round but tough 2nd round

18majors
May 20th, 2011, 05:22 PM
Sabine has a good chance of beating Zvonareva if she wins R1.

is1531
May 20th, 2011, 06:48 PM
(3) Vera Zvonareva v Lourdes Dominguez Lino
(Q) Sabine Lisicki v Akgul Amanmuradova
Angelique Kerber v Edina Gallovits-Hall
Anastasia Rodionova v (26) Nadia Petrova

easy 1st round but tough 2nd round

Sabine has to play the person that looks like a man and moves like a man. That is digusting. I want to see Sabine,Julia or Andrea do a job on Push Wozniacki. Come on Sabine,stay healthy and stay strong. :wavey:

18majors
May 20th, 2011, 07:06 PM
Sabine will go deep if she plays the way she beat Na Li at Stuttgart.

Mike81
May 20th, 2011, 08:31 PM
Don't know much about Amanmuradova but funny that if she wins she'd likely play Zvonareva in R2 again like in 2010 U.S. Open. She's certainly capable of knocking a high ranked player out. C'mon Sabine! :bounce:

18majors
May 20th, 2011, 10:46 PM
Sabine is in much better form now than 2010 US Open. The results will be different.

Mike81
May 21st, 2011, 05:33 AM
Sabine is in much better form now than 2010 US Open. The results will be different.

^^ Yes with recent wins over Bartoli, Cibulkova and Li Sabine is certainly in better form than 2010 :cool:

is1531
May 21st, 2011, 07:04 PM
It would be very tough for Sabine to get past Vera Zvonereva,but my heart will be with Sabine.

18majors
May 21st, 2011, 08:32 PM
^Sabine beat Na Li at Stuttgard. She will have a chance beating Zvonareva.

Mike81
May 22nd, 2011, 01:27 AM
^ Let's just hope she wins her 1st round match 1st :)

hellas719
May 22nd, 2011, 06:22 AM
GL in the MD! :cheer:

18majors
May 22nd, 2011, 02:17 PM
Good luck tomorrow Sabine!

18majors
May 22nd, 2011, 03:28 PM
Sabine is scheduled to play the second match on Court 16.

Mike81
May 22nd, 2011, 03:39 PM
Sabine :cheer:

Nina.
May 22nd, 2011, 04:11 PM
Good luck Sabine :cheer:

Ivanovic2008
May 22nd, 2011, 11:44 PM
GL Sabs!

18majors
May 23rd, 2011, 01:21 AM
Good luck Sabine!

mk27
May 23rd, 2011, 03:05 PM
Sabine Lisicki (GER) d. Akgul Amanmuradova (UZB) 60 64


Back in the top 100 and she will be in the US Open main draw :yeah:

Mike81
May 23rd, 2011, 03:12 PM
Excellent first set 6-0 in 19 mins. Not so great in the 2nd, but through to Round 2 and in the top 100

That's something to celebrate! :hearts::kiss::cool::bounce::bigclap::cheer: :smooch:

Michael!
May 23rd, 2011, 03:16 PM
Good result, good fight in 2nd set, good statistics...except (as always) her 1st serve percentage, not even 40% in, no comment, improve it against Vera :shout:

well done :)

Mike81
May 23rd, 2011, 03:25 PM
Surprised the 2nd set was as tough it was. Amanmuradova's stats were horrendous in the 1st set. Sabine was making numerous winners and almost no errors, then the errors started mounting up in the 2nd. Hope someone who saw the match may give a report...

Sabine still a bit up and down but she'll know the focus must be sharper against a far stronger opponent in the next round.

LightsOut!
May 23rd, 2011, 03:56 PM
:banana:
Congrats :)

18majors
May 23rd, 2011, 04:06 PM
Beat Zvonareva now!

Dorien.
May 23rd, 2011, 07:14 PM
Well done Sabine :) Such a great tournament already :) Nothing to lose in the next round

Carsten
May 23rd, 2011, 08:14 PM
Good win Sabine :D

Temperenka
May 23rd, 2011, 08:43 PM
Beat Vera, Sabine! You can do it if you play like we all know that you can!

Rovegun
May 23rd, 2011, 08:45 PM
well done Sabine!

Sasja
May 23rd, 2011, 09:58 PM
Well done Sabine :D :yeah:

CillyUltra
May 23rd, 2011, 10:45 PM
Good result, good fight in 2nd set, good statistics...except (as always) her 1st serve percentage, not even 40% in, no comment, improve it against Vera :shout:

well done :)

1st serve % were 49 in second set, if its enough against such players it's ok. I guess she knows she has to play better to beat players like Zvonareva (she had 61% against Cibulkova and Li Na).

hellas719
May 24th, 2011, 03:49 AM
Well done Sabs! :banana:

Mike81
May 24th, 2011, 11:11 AM
The sound Sabine's racket produces when she hits the ball is one of the most amazing on the tour; she hits so cleanly and flat, she can produce so much power just with her natural strenght. The match was just about Akgul being overpowered from the baseline; Sabine's serve was impressive too. In the second set, Lisicki started to hit more and more unforced errors and a few double faults too, giving Akgul the chance to lead 4*-3, but on clay, Akgul's serve is not as impressive as on hardcourts, especially since Lisicki was obliging herself to step into the court to return her opponent's first and second serves. Lisicki was really happy with her win, once again smiling and taking pictures with everyone, the only girl to do that so far in that MD competition.

From *Jean* in the 'Jean's Roland Garros notes and comments' thread on General Messages.

Good to read about the match and particuarly good the last comment :)

18majors
May 24th, 2011, 12:15 PM
Sabine is clearly one of a few WTA power players.

Sabinator.
May 24th, 2011, 01:41 PM
We can be proud of our Sabine :inlove:

18majors
May 24th, 2011, 03:29 PM
I'm happy for Sabine and will be happier when she beats Zvonareva.

18majors
May 24th, 2011, 05:18 PM
Sabine will play the fourth match on Court 1 tomorrow.

18majors
May 24th, 2011, 08:47 PM
Sabine on Facebook:

I went to the site very early today and got two hits done before noon. Then I did an interview for Eurosport and an autograph session :)
As you can see I got a slightly different hair style... That was what I was asked most about today... haha Well, I hope you like it too :)
Im playing tomorrow 4th match on court no 1 - THE Arena (in German we say Stierkampfarena). I hope you guys come out and support me loudly tomorrow! You were amazing the other day!! :))

Nena_xxx
May 24th, 2011, 10:15 PM
Can't wait to see her on court tomorrow! :cheer:

Ivanovic2008
May 25th, 2011, 04:25 AM
Gl Sabs Beat Vera!

Nina.
May 25th, 2011, 09:36 AM
Very excited about today's match. Good luck Sabine :cheer:

Mike81
May 25th, 2011, 10:07 AM
Will be watching the stream, even if it means staying up to the early hours of the morning. It could be a great day for my Sabine!! :kiss::hearts: :cheer:

18majors
May 25th, 2011, 01:24 PM
Win or lose, Sabine will play a good match.

Mike81
May 25th, 2011, 01:33 PM
I believe she can win, not just play well. Zvonareva isn't in peak form and Sabine has confidence of recent wins over high ranked players. If Sabine could cause an upset there's a good chance of going quite far here. C'mon Sabine! :)

crazillo
May 25th, 2011, 03:51 PM
If she can win the first set, I like her chances.

Geekking
May 25th, 2011, 07:41 PM
If Sabine wins this match she has a huge chance to reach next rounds! Come on Sabine come on!!

Dorien.
May 25th, 2011, 08:24 PM
She played such a good match. So sad it had to end on such a sad way.
I feel so bad for Sabine :hug: I hope she is ok...

Rovegun
May 25th, 2011, 08:31 PM
She played such a good match. So sad it had to end on such a sad way.
I feel so bad for Sabine :hug: I hope she is ok...

I feel the same... Sabine played so well and deserved to win the match... she had some chances before her injury but what happend after is horrible... hope she will be fit and make quick recovery now its the most important thing... who cares if she could play R3 being healthy is the most important...

Geekking
May 25th, 2011, 08:34 PM
I'm so sad for her illness and lost. I hope you she is ok. She showed an amazing tennis and proved that she is almost back. She deserved to win the match but poor Sabine, she couldn't use the match points because of her illness.. I'm so worried for her health at the moment, seeing her tears made me almost dead. She is the champion of our hearts!

Sasja
May 25th, 2011, 08:34 PM
Sabine :bigcry:

So sad to watch the end of the match.
She had done so well up to 5-2 and even had a MP. Playing well and fighting hard :yeah:
She was so close. What an awful way for her to end this match.

Hope she recovers soon :hug:

LightsOut!
May 25th, 2011, 08:48 PM
Sabine :sad:

crazillo
May 25th, 2011, 08:57 PM
Sabine :sad: Truely sad...

Mike81
May 26th, 2011, 12:48 AM
Oh Sabine I love her so much!! :hug: It was really harsh luck what happened to her :sad: Can only hope for quick recovery and that she will prepare in future to hopefully avoid the same situation with cramping. Zvonareva knew she got out of jail there.

18majors
May 26th, 2011, 01:13 AM
Don't worry, she will be ready for 2011 Wimbledon and she will do better than 2009.

Mike81
May 26th, 2011, 02:33 AM
^^ Like the positive thinking! I guess it's just so disappointing that she got knocked out the way she did at FO, if she had of made R3, I fancied her chances to go deep in the draw. I didn't lose any support or respect for her due to the exit, just gutted for her and worried about her health. Still by far my favourite player in WTA! Sabine :hug::smooch:

19Christian87
May 26th, 2011, 10:41 AM
:awww: that was really sad :sad:

mk27
May 26th, 2011, 10:55 AM
Hi everyone,
I had a great tournament and a very good match against Vera. Unfortunately it didnt go my way but I still have a lot of positive things that I take out of this match! Im sad that my body let me down. Doctors recently discovered that Im intolerante to Gluten- meaning I cant eat e.g. pasta. One of the biggest energy sources...
My body needs to adjust to the big change and needs some time. Its good that we found out and it will only make life better in the long run! Thanks for all the nice messages! Im ok and excited to continue my good play on the grass.

http://www.sabinelisicki.com/news-reader/items/roland-garros-2011.php

mk27
May 26th, 2011, 11:16 AM
She has withdrawn from the ITF tournament in Nottingham.

Next tournament should be WTA-Birmingham and then Wimbledon qualifying.

Nina.
May 26th, 2011, 12:05 PM
Very sad end after she played so well :awww:
But it's great to hear from her already. Doesn't Djokovic do this Gluten-free diet now? She should ask him for advice.

Geekking
May 26th, 2011, 12:07 PM
I'm not a doctor but she said she can't eat e.g of pasta because of gluten protein. This may refer she is having celiac disease :rolleyes: Btw, symptoms of this disease can be seen in other disease but if she is a celiac disease this means she has to continue her life with a special diet and special foods. She mustn't eat foods which made of wheat, barley, rye and oats.. :rolleyes: This will change her eating habits completely. But on the other hand this way of eating will make her more energetic, more sharp and strong.. She will start to feel better!

If you are interested about this disease you can check research articles and some videos:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1323300/

http://bit.ly/gPt2Hr
http://bit.ly/lAIOyl
http://bit.ly/iHwlii


Btw, yes Djokovic also follows this gluten free diet..

Mike81
May 26th, 2011, 12:29 PM
So good to read a positive update from Sabine :) Important that they discovered her Gluten problem now and she can make the adjustments needed to her diet. May not be easy to adjust but there's plenty of information out there.

18majors
May 26th, 2011, 01:28 PM
Sabine will be like Djokovic today once she containes her Gluten problems.

18majors
May 26th, 2011, 01:29 PM
It's nice to know that there aren't any ligngering effects from yesterday.

hellas719
Jun 2nd, 2011, 06:31 AM
Sabs :hug:

Sp!ffy
Jun 2nd, 2011, 06:35 AM
Are food allergies common? I feel like it's impossible to know unless you try taking it out of your diet.

CillyUltra
Jun 8th, 2011, 10:12 PM
Asked Sabine about her gluten allergy diagnosis. Said she ate something in Paris that had gluten in it but she didn't know. :(http://twitter.com/#!/FortyDeuceTwits/status/78552013528502273