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Residence: Bradenton, FL, USA

DOB: September 22, 1989

Birthplace: Troisdorf, Germany

Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Weight: 154 lbs. (70 kg)

Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)

Status: Pro (2006)

Career In Review

2014

Fourth Top 30 season in last six years (finishing No.27)

Won one WTA title at Hong Kong (d. Ka. Pliskova in final)

QF at Wimbledon (l. to Halep)

Reached 3r seven times (incl. US Open) and 2r seven times (incl. other two majors)

Won one WTA doubles title

Hit fastest serve in WTA history in Stanford 1r (131mph)

Struggled with injuries throughout season, mainly right shoulder injury (withdrew prior to Pattaya City 2r match and from Doha) and right wrist injury (retired in Roland Garros 2r and from Birmingham).

2013

Second Top 20 season (finishing No.15)

Reached first Grand Slam final in Wimbledon (l. to Bartoli)

Runner-up another two times at Pattaya City (l. to Kirilenko in final) and Memphis (ret. vs. Erakovic in final w/illness)

SF at Luxembourg (l. to Wozniacki); QF twice at Stuttgart and Birmingham; reached 3r four times (incl. Roland Garros and US Open)

Won one WTA doubles title

Withdrew from Stanford and Toronto w/right wrist injury.

2012

New highest Ranking: 12th at May 21st, 2012

Reached QF at Auckland (lost to Goerges with Injury), at Dubai (lost to Radwanska), at Charleston (lost to S. Williams with left ankle injury) and at Wimbledon (lost to Kerber)

Reached 4th round in Australian Open (lost to Sharapova) and in Miami (lost to Li)

At Olympics, Lisicki reached 3rd round in singles (lost to Sharapova) and 4th place in mixed doubles (w. Kas)

Season marred with injuries: left ankle injury after Charleston, two obdominal strains, illness

2011

Top 15 Breaktrough (Season finished on rank 15)

Got two WTA titles in Birmingham (final vs. Hantuchova) and Dallas (final vs. Rezai); three times in semi final including Wimbledon (first Grand Slam semi-final, lost to Sharapova), but also in Stanford (lost to S. Williams) and Bali (retired with back injury against Medina Garrigues).

Reached quarter finals in both Stuttgart and Carlsbad, 4th round at US Open. Twice in 3rd round and three times in 2nd round (incl. French Open, where she lost to Zvonareva 4-6 7-5 7-5 having defeated a match point at 5-2 in third set). Twice lost in first round and qualification (incl. Australian Open).

In March at a rank of #218, then cracked Top20 after Dallas in August, and reached career high ranking 15 in November that she held till end of season.

Withdraw in 2nd round of Beijing and afterwards Luxemburg due to GI illness.

2010

Season marred with injuries; reached 2nd round in first four events of the year (incl. Australian Open), afterwards lost in 1st round both in Indian Wells and Miami due to left ankle injury.

Five months break after left ankle injury (incl. French Open and Wimbledon), back on tour in august in Cincinnati. Best result afterwards was reaching 2nd round at US Open.

2009

Breakthrough season culminating in first Top 30 finish, highlighted by first Tour singles title at Charleston (as No.16 seed, d. No.2 seed V.Williams and No.6 seed Bartoli en route to final, then d. No.5 seed Wozniacki for title);

Runner-up once, at Luxembourg (as No.6 seed, l. to Bacsinszky in final); SF once, at Memphis (as No.6 seed, d. No.3 seed Safarova en route; l. to No.2 seed and eventual champion Azarenka 76 third set);

QF twice, at Estoril (as No.4 seed, ret. vs. No.8 seed Groenefeld w/shoulder injury) and Wimbledon (d. No.32 seed Chakvetadze, No.5 seed Kuznetsova and No.9 seed Wozniacki en route to first Grand Slam QF; l. to top seed Safina in 3s);

Reached 3r once, at Los Angeles (as No.17 seed, ret. vs. Cirstea w/right shoulder injury);

Fell 1r or 2r 11 times rest of regular season, incl. Australian Open (d. No.30 seed Wozniak in 1r; l. to Stosur in 2r), Roland Garros (l. to Safarova in 1r) and US Open (as No.23 seed, l. to qualifier Rodionova 63 36 75 in 2r; (held 2mp at 5-3 third set); fell in RR stage at Bali (as No.4 seed, went 1-1 in RR stage); having begun season outside Top 50, surged past previous career-high No.49 on April 20 (after Charleston; rose from No.63 to No.43) and reached career-high No.22 on August 3;

Member of German Fed Cup team that d. Switzerland 3-2 in World Group II (went 1-1) and China 3-2 in World Group Play-off (went 2-0);

Withdrew from Warsaw w/suspected appendicitis, from Prague, Cincinnati and Toronto w/right shoulder injury and from Québec City w/ankle injury;

Also ret. during Beijing 1r match w/GI illness.

2008

First Top 100 season; runner-up once, at Tashkent (l. to Cirstea 26 64 76(4) in first Tour final, having led 4-2 third set w/mp at 5-4);

QF once, at Cincinnati (l. to Kirilenko);

Reached 4r once, at Miami (as WC, l. to Dementieva);

Made main draw debuts at all four majors, reaching 3r at Australian Open (l. to Wozniacki 46 64 63; led 64 42) and 2r at both Roland Garros (l. to Szavay) and US Open (l. to A.Bondarenko) but falling 1r at Wimbledon (l. to Bartoli);

Best results in 11 other Tour main draws were three 2r finishes, at Berlin (l. to Bammer 63 16 76(5); led 5-1 third set w/mp at 6-5), Seoul (l. to Stosur) and Luxembourg (l. to Hantuchova);

Fell 1r eight times and in Tour qualifying three times;

Made Top 100 debut on May 12 (after Berlin; rose from No.102 to No.89) and Top 50 debut on October 6 (after Tashkent; rose from No.64 to No.50);

Member of German Fed Cup team that l. to USA 4-1 in World Group 1r (went 1-1; d. Davenport) and l. to Argentina 3-2 in World Group Play-off (went 1-1);

Withdrew from Bali and Guangzhou w/right ankle injury.

2007

Fell 1r at Berlin (as WC); fell in Tour qualifying twice; won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.

2006

Played first Tour main draw at Berlin, falling 1r (as WC); fell in Tour qualifying four times; continued to play on ITF Circuit.

2005

Fell in Tour qualifying four times; continued to play on ITF Circuit.

2004

Played first events of career on ITF Circuit.

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