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Sabine Katharina Lisicki (born 22 September 1989 in Troisdorf) is a German professional tennis player. Lisicki has won two WTA singles tournaments in her career (one in 2009 and one in 2011) and one doubles tournament (in 2011). She reached the semifinals of the 2011 Wimbledon Championships and also reached the quarterfinals of the 2009 Wimbledon Championships. She achieved her career high rank of World No. 22 on 3 August 2009. After struggling with injuries in 2010, Lisicki rebounded in 2011 and re-entered the top 100 of the world rankings.
She is only the second player in Wimbledon history to make it to the semifinals while entering the tournament as a wildcard. Lisicki lives in Bradenton, Florida. Her parents emigrated from Poland in 1979; her father, Dr. Richard Lisicki, is of German and Polish descent, and her mother, Elisabeth, of Polish.
Since 2004 Lisicki trains at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Florida, USA where she is sponsored and managed by IMG. She is coached by her father who studied sport science in Wrocław and Cologne.
Lisicki had a successful year in 2007 on the ITF circuit and climbed from World No. 497 to World No. 198 in the WTA rankings. She won two titles, one in Jersey and the other in Toronto, Canada. She defeated top-seed Katie O'Brien on 2 August 2007 at the Odlum Brown Vancouver Open.
At the 2008 Australian Open, Lisicki's first Grand Slam tournament, she defeated the number 16-seeded player, Dinara Safina and Mariya Koryttseva to reach the third round as a qualifier. She lost her third round match to Caroline Wozniacki. In the first round of Fed Cup against the United States, Lisicki defeated Lindsay Davenport in straight sets.