16/04/2016 – The 26-year-old Sabine Lisicki played in the final in 2013 at Wimbledon, among others she won against Serena Williams.
On Saturday the main draw was made in singles at Stuttgart for the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.
Timi’s opponent will be the World No 50 Sabine Lisicki. The Polish decent German’s player career best position was 12 (21 May 2012). So far, she has won 4 WTA- and 2 ITF tournament in singles.
This year Lisicki was a quarter-finalist in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia 250 000 USD, hard court), this is the best result for her in 2016. In Sydney, at the Australian Open and Charleston she reached the second round.
The German player reached the third round in 2013 and 2015 at the Roland Garros, this is her best results at the clay court Grand Slam event. Three years ago, she defeated Serena Williams and later she reached the final at Wimbledon. She lost against Marion Bartoli, whose coach was Thomas Drout, who is working with Timi since 2014.
Last year Lisicki lost in the opening round in Stuttgart, she won no game against Zarina Diyas.