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Tennis: Lisicki withdraws from Pattaya Open

Top seed Sabine Lisicki has withdrawn from the Pattaya Open due to a right shoulder injury. The 2013 runner-up struggled in her first round match on Monday, taking two hours to overcome Croatia's Donna Vekic in three sets, and admitted after the match that it had been almost impossible for her to serve effectively. "It was pretty obvious I wasn't able to serve in the second and third sets," she said on Tuesday.

Tennis: Lisicki withdraws from Pattaya Open

Top seed Sabine Lisicki has withdrawn from the Pattaya Open due to a right shoulder injury. The 2013 runner-up struggled in her first round match on Monday, taking two hours to overcome Croatia's Donna Vekic in three sets, and admitted after the match that it had been almost impossible for her to serve effectively. "It was pretty obvious I wasn't able to serve in the second and third sets," she said on Tuesday.

Tennis: Zvonareva bidding for third Pattaya Open

Two-time winner Vera Zvonareva continues her comeback at the $250,000 Pattaya Open this week after missing 18 months of competition with an upper respiratory illness and a right shoulder injury. The Russian is one of four wild cards in the WTA event and she will be playing just her third tournament since Wimbledon 2012. Earlier this month Zvonareva, who required surgery on her shoulder, lost opening round matches in Shenzhen and at the Australian Open.

Tennis: Lisicki pulls out of Brisbane International

Wimbledon runner-up Sabine Lisicki of Germany has pulled out of the season-opening Brisbane International due to a gastrointestinal illness. The seventh seed was due to meet Swiss player Stefanie Voegele in the second round on Wednesday. Voegele now progresses straight to the quarter-finals where she will play the winner of the match between second seed Victoria Azarenka and Australian wildcard Casey Dellacqua.

Tennis: Lisicki cruises in heatwave conditions

Wimbledon runner-up Sabine Lisicki cruised into the second round of the Brisbane International with a straight-sets win over Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova on Sunday. Lisicki had no trouble with the Slovakian or the 42 degrees Celsius heat on Pat Rafter Arena, winning 6-3, 6-4 in 89 minutes. The popular German inflicted one of only four defeats on Serena Williams in 2013 when she shocked the world number one in the fourth round of Wimbledon. She went on to reach the final, where nerves appeared to get the better of her as she lost to France's Marion Bartoli.

Sports: Bartoli, Parker L'Equipe's French sportspeople of year

Wimbledon women's singles champion Marion Bartoli and NBA star Tony Parker were named female and male sports person of the year by French sports newspaper L'Equipe on Wednesday. Bartoli, 29, topped the women's section with 886 points following her stunning success at Wimbledon beating German Sabine Lisicki, her first - and only - Grand Slam crown at the 47th attempt, a record in the women's game for those who have finally captured such a lofty honour.

Sports: Bartoli and Parkes L'Equipe's French sportspeople of year

Wimbledon women's singles champion Marion Bartoli and NBA star Tony Parker were named female and male sports person of the year by French sports newspaper L'Equipe on Wednesday. Bartoli, 29, topped the women's section with 886 points following her stunning success at Wimbledon beating German Sabine Lisicki, her first - and only - Grand Slam crown at the 47th attempt, a record in the women's game for those who have finally captured such a lofty honour.

Tennis: Wozniacki back to winning ways in Luxembourg

Caroline Wozniacki powered to the Luxembourg Open title as the top seeded Dane defeated Germany's Annika Beck in straight sets in the final. Wozniacki, 23, claimed a 6-2, 6-2 victory and the 21st title of her career. Wozniacki, ranked ninth, who beat this year's Wimbledon runner-up Sabine Lisicki in the semi-finals, gave 57th-ranked Beck, 19, no opening in their first meeting. It was Wozniacki's first title since the Kremlin Cup in Moscow in 2012. bnl/ea/dj

Tennis: Wozniacki back to winning ways in Luxembourg

Caroline Wozniacki powered to the Luxembourg Open title as the top seeded Dane defeated Germany's Annika Beck in straight sets in the final. Wozniacki, 23, claimed a 6-2, 6-2 victory and the 21st title of her career. Wozniacki, ranked ninth, who beat this year's Wimbledon runner-up Sabine Lisicki in the semi-finals, gave 57th-ranked Beck no opening in their first meeting. It was Wozniacki's first title since the Kremlin Cup in Moscow in 2012.

Tennis: WTA Luxembourg results - collated

Results from sixth day of the WTA Luxembourg Open on Saturday (x denotes seeding): Semi-finals Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x1) bt Sabine Lisicki (GER x3) 6-4, 6-4 Annika Beck (GER) bt Stefanie Voegele (SUI) 7-5, 1-0 - retired afp
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