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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Top seed Sabine Lisicki has withdrawn from the Pattaya Open due to a right shoulder injury.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Top seed Sabine Lisicki has withdrawn from the Pattaya Open due to a right shoulder injury.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: 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.

Lisicki still smiling after final meltdown

By Ed Osmond LONDON (Reuters) - Sabine Lisicki's smile had returned as she admitted nerves got the better of her as she lost 6-1 6-4 to Marion Bartoli in a one-sided Wimbledon final on Saturday. The German clearly found her first Wimbledon final a difficult experience and she looked to be heading for an embarrassing 6-1 6-1 defeat before winning three games in a row to bring some respectability to the scoreline.

Joy for Bartoli as Lisicki freezes on biggest stage

By Ed Osmond LONDON (Reuters) - Marion Bartoli would not have been high on any list of likely Wimbledon champions a fortnight ago but on Saturday the quirky Frenchwoman overwhelmed Sabine Lisicki 6-1 6-4 to claim her first grand slam title. The 28-year-old 15th seed, who blazed through the shock-laden tournament without dropping a set, faced only token resistance in the final as German Lisicki froze on the biggest occasion of her career.

Tennis: Emotional Lisicki weeps after Wimbledon choke

Sabine Lisicki broke down in floods of tears after crippling stagefright condemned her to a 6-1, 6-4 defeat to Marion Bartoli in Saturday's Wimbledon final. The German 23rd seed, who had beamed her way into a maiden Grand Slam final, struggled to keep her emotions in check as the match slipped away from her in the second set. She then completely lost her composure as she addressed the Centre Court crowd after her 81-minute choke.

Tennis: Emotional Lisicki weeps after Wimbledon choke

Sabine Lisicki broke down in floods of tears after crippling stagefright condemned her to a 6-1, 6-4 defeat to Marion Bartoli in Saturday's Wimbledon final. The German 23rd seed, who had beamed her way into a maiden Grand Slam final, struggled to keep her emotions in check as the match slipped away from her in the second set. She then completely lost her composure as she addressed the Centre Court crowd after her 81-minute choke.

Tennis: Bartoli routs Lisicki to win first Wimbledon title

Marion Bartoli romped to her first Grand Slam title as the French 15th seed thrashed Germany's Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-4 in the Wimbledon final on Saturday. Bartoli, 28, is the fifth oldest woman to become a first-time Grand Slam winner in the Open Era. Six years after losing to Venus Williams in the Wimbledon final, Bartoli returned to Centre Court and finally ended her long wait for a major crown with a supreme display of power hitting. She took just 81 minutes to rout 23rd seed Lisicki, who broke down in tears as the match slipped away in the second set.

Tennis: Bartoli routs Lisicki to win first Wimbledon title

Marion Bartoli romped to her first Grand Slam title as the French 15th seed thrashed Germany's Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-4 in the Wimbledon final on Saturday. Bartoli, 28, is the fifth oldest woman to become a first-time Grand Slam winner in the Open Era. Six years after losing to Venus Williams in the Wimbledon final, Bartoli returned to Centre Court and finally ended her long wait for a major crown with a supreme display of power hitting. She took just 81 minutes to rout 23rd seed Lisicki, who broke down in tears as the match slipped away in the second set.

Tennis: Lisicki, Bartoli eye first major at Wimbledon

Sabine Lisicki and Marion Bartoli clash for the Wimbledon title on Saturday having conquered a series of personal demons both on and off the court. When Lisicki walks onto Centre Court for her first Grand Slam final it will be both the culmination of a childhood dream and also a fitting end to a tale of redemption that started three years ago.
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