Lisicki and Petkovic: When physique does not support talent


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Lisicki and Petkovic: When physique does not support talent

An endless series of physical problems and injuries have limited Sabine Lisicki and Andrea Petkovic's career, two of great German tennis players, who deserved to get more out of their careers. Lisicki was no longer able to come back to the top after the splendid 2013 Wimbledon final, lost against Marion Bartoli.

Andrea, who is nicknamed Petkorazzi, has perhaps had some less (just a little bit less!) physical problems in her career, but subsequently, she has made a lot of effort, above all from the physical point of view. Both with great talent, a super-service and an amazing-forehand, they have been the target of an infinite series of injuries, which has been, at least until today, one of the main causes that have stopped their ascent.

One of the causes. Because even pressure management in the key moments of the matches was not a natural prerogative for them. Both very emotional (the Sabine's final at Wimbledon is emblematic), they have sometimes been betrayed by their emotionality.

With more cold blood in the key moment they would surely have some more trophy in their career. But it is also true that no one is a cyborg, so these situations are always difficult to control, and they are not the first and they will not be the last to have to deal with pressure management.

This year, between qualifications and ITF events, Sabine failed to climb the WTA rankings, remaining anchored at the 280th position. Even Andrea's performances were not encouraging. Too bad, because seeing them on the court, at the top of the physical level, is always very fun, because both express very good tennis that is always fun to watch.