Sabine Lisicki: I like exploring new cities

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Sabine Lisicki: I like exploring new cities

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