Fan Fuel on WTA: Can Lisicki recover from her Wimbledon meltdown?

Fan Fuel's Wasim Parkar looks at some burning questions as we head into the North American leg of the WTA Tour. Can Sabine Lisicki recover from her Wimbledon meltdown?


The women’s draw spectacularly threw up even more surprises than the men’s draw at Wimbledon this year. It’s time to look forward to the hard court season this summer by asking some burning questions about the North American leg of the WTA Tour:

Can Sabine Lisicki recover from her Wimbledon meltdown?

Sport can be as cruel as it is great. Sabine Lisicki played some inspired tennis to beat Serena Williams and Agnieszka Radwanska to reach the final of Wimbledon, only to suffer a complete breakdown against Marion Bartoli on her big day.

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Lisicki is only 23, and her amazing serve and powerful groundstrokes should still be an effective weapon on hard courts. However, the big question is if Lisicki can exorcise the demons of her performance at the Wimbledon finals. The history of the women’s game is littered with surprise grand slam finalists who faded away completely after bad defeats in the final. For the sake of the women’s game let’s hope Lisicki is not one of them. Her endearing personality and constant smile irrespective of the match situation is a breath of fresh air on the WTA tour that can bring a lot of new fans to women’s tennis.

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