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Sabine Lisicki's Bali Blog: Friday

Sabine Lisicki made a winning start to the tournament on Friday night and brings us all up to speed in her blog.

Published November 04, 2011 12:00

BALI, Indonesia - Not only did she win two International-level titles this year in Birmingham and Dallas, she broke into the Top 20 for the first time. With little to defend until the clay court season it seems the sky is the limit for Sabine Lisicki, and the young German is one of the favorites for the Commonwealth Bank Tournament Of Champions in beautiful Bali this week. Read on...

Sabine Lisicki

Friday, November 4, 2011

Hello everybody!

I just finished my match with Daniela. It was a great match. The first two times we played it was pretty one-sided, so I guess in our third match there was time for a close one, and that's definitely what we had! I had a slow start but came back by fighting, so I'm very pleased with my performance. It's always nice to play Daniela because you have to get the best out of yourself to win. We're also good friends, so we had some fun out there.

Last night I couldn't fall asleep because of the jetlag again, so this morning I was a little bit sleepy. But since I was playing late today I took a little nap in the afternoon. It worked out well for me :) I had a good hit in the afternoon before my match, and actually I also watched Avatar! I saw the movie in theaters when it came out and really liked it. I'm not usually a big sci-fi fan but I definitely liked that movie.

After I did the press conference, while I was chatting with someone, there was an earthquake here. It was a 5.2 and we didn´t even really feel it... We were just wondering why all of a sudden it was so loud... Afterwards people told me that they partly evacuated some rooms... Oh well, I guess I was lucky... Nobody got hurt and thats what matters the most! Some of you wrote on Twitter that it's the aftershock of my 203 km/h serve at the end of my match today. Thanks for making me smile with this comment :D

I just had a quick massage and am writing to you before bedtime!

Talk to you again tomorrow :)

Sabine

What do the two necklaces you wear mean? Micaela, USA
One is the cross - I'm Catholic. I got it from my grandmother. My necklace actually broke in Luxembourg, which I was very sad about... I still have to get it replaced. The other one is a horseshoe for luck, which my parents gave me on my birthday.

What do you think you have improved most since coming back from your injuries? Danny, New Zealand
I think I have a different view on being on the court. Because of my injury, I know how quickly everything can be taken away. Now I just enjoy every moment out there and fight for every point. I think it's one of my strengths now.

Which players are you most friendly with? James, USA
Quite a few! Like I mentioned above, Daniela and I - we also practice a lot together. Tamira Paszek, Jarka Gajdosova... there are many others, especially some of the younger ones in my age group because we grew up playing together.

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