Former Wimbledon Champion Sabine Lisicki is fit and is set to feature at the Mumbai Open. “I'm good..knock on wood," she said while laughing. “We need some wood…here wood.” For a player who showed so much promise had her career halted due to various injuries, her superstition is justified. "I've been out for 14 months in the last 20, so that's a lot of time,” the German said.
She was close to playing the same event last year but didn’t. Things are different this year. “I was asked last year if I wanted to play the tournament in Mumbai, but I had committed to another tournament already so I wasn’t able to come,” Lisicki said.
She further added, This time I am happy that I have the chance to come and I also like to explore new cities. When you have been on tour for 10 years, its usually same cities every year, so it’s nice to have a change.” Once ranked in the Top-10, she is presently ranked outside the Top -200 and is looking to make the most of her prior experience to do well.
“Well that’s what I am working on, I do feel fitter, it keeps improving,” she said. “It's just to put everything together when you play a match because I have played against some good players also.” Speaking about her goals, she commented, “I have a few points coming off in the upcoming weeks.
But a few weeks ago, I was putting a lot of pressure on myself with that because I want to play the Australian Open. Now, I’ve let go of that and am aiming at playing my best tennis.” ALSO READ I had some tough losses against Roger Federer and Nadal: Marin Cilic