Lisicki misses first final since 2014
Sabine Lisicki misses the final in Taipei. In the semi-final of the tournament, the 2013 Wimbledon finalist will be defeated by a Ukrainian.
Former Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki missed her first WTA final in Taipei since September 2014.
In her fourth match after a break of almost three months, the 28-year-old lost to Ukrainian Kateryna Koslowa after a break festival with 5:7 and 4:6.
Koslowa, who is five years younger than Timea Babos (Hungary) or Wang Yafan (China), could win her first tour title by winning the final.
The first encounter between Sabine Lisicki and Kateryna Koslowa was marked by numerous service losses.
In the first set alone, there were seven breaks, and Koslowa won the first set in the eleventh game to take the lead of 6:5, while in the second set, both players lost five serves and Lisicki scored the decisive break 4:5.
Despite her defeat, the performance in Taiwan’s capital city gave Lisicki hope:”Never write me off,”she told us about her social networks.
In the semi-final of the Challenger tournament in Limoges at the beginning of November 2017, she had injured her knee and had to undergo surgery later.