On the eve on the first Grand Slam of 2015, world number 28 Sabine Lisicki has confirmed to German sports website Sport Bild Plus that she has formed a coaching partnership with Christopher Kas. 34-year-old Kas played on the men's tour until last year.
During his career, the German reached a singles raking high of 154 in the world and won only one singles title, which was a Futures title in the Czech Republic back in 2000. The major part of the Germans career was on the doubles circuit where he reached a ranking high of 17 in the world back in 2012.
He has won 5 ATP and 22 Challenger doubles titles. In 2011 he reached the semi final of the Wimbledon doubles draw with Alexander Peya. Lisicki has also herself played with Kas. At the 2012 Olympics in London the duo narrowly missed out on a medal when they lost to Mike Bryan and Lisa Raymond in the bronze medal play off.
Speaking to Sport Bild, Lisicki said that it is "great" to have Kas as a coach and that they made the arrangements back in December before confirming the coaching partnership today. " I've played together with Kas at the 2012 Olympic Games.
We both have a lot of good memories of it"
"It's great to have him as a coach in my team. In December, we made preparations together concerning the coaching agreement " Lisicki begins her Australian Open campaign against Kristina Mladenovic on the first day of the tournament.
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