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Coached by Chip Brooks... Father is Dr. Richard Lisicki; mother is Elisabeth (an artist - painting, ceramics); has a Yorkshire Terrier named Happy ... Introduced to tennis at age 7 by father ... Favorite shot is serve; likes all surfaces ... Owns fastest serve in WTA history (131mph at Stanford in 2014) ... Speaks German, English and Polish ... Enjoys pop and R&B music, reading and athletics ... Self-described as happy, hardworking and someone who laughs a lot.
Winner (4): 2014 - Hong Kong; 2011 - Birmingham, Dallas; 2009 - Charleston.
Finalist (5): 2013 - Pattaya City, Memphis, Wimbledon; 2009 - Luxembourg; 2008 - Tashkent.
Winner (4): 2015 - Brisbane (w/Hingis); 2014 - Miami (w/Hingis); 2013 - Stuttgart (w/Barthel); 2011 - Stuttgart (w/Stosur).
Finalist (1): 2011 - Wimbledon (w/Stosur).
German Fed Cup Team, 2008-09, 2011-15; German Olympic Team, 2012.
Career in Review
2015 - Sixth Top 40 season in last seven years (finishing No.32); SF twice at Indian Wells (l. to Jankovic) and Birmingham (l. to Kerber); QF at Miami (l. to S.Williams); reached 4r once (US Open), 3r three times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon and Toronto - l. to Bencic 61 16 76(3); held 1mp at 5-4 third set) and 2r three times; fell 1r nine times (incl. Australian Open); missed all post-US Open events w/knee injury.
2014 - Another Top 30 season (finishing No.27); won one WTA title at Hong Kong (d. Ka.Pliskova in final); QF at Wimbledon (l. to Halep); reached 3r seven times (incl. US Open) and 2r seven times (incl. other two majors); fell 1r six times; won one WTA doubles title; struggled with injuries throughout season, mainly right shoulder injury (withdrew prior to Pattaya City 2r match and from Doha) and right wrist injury (retired in Roland Garros 2r and from Birmingham).
2013 - Second Top 20 season (finishing No.15); runner-up three times at Pattaya City (l. to Kirilenko in final), Memphis (ret. vs. Erakovic in final w/illness) and Wimbledon (first Grand Slam final; l. to Bartoli); SF at Luxembourg (l. to Wozniacki); QF twice at Stuttgart and Birmingham; reached 3r four times (incl. Roland Garros and US Open) and 2r five times; fell 1r four times (incl. Australian Open); won one WTA doubles title.
2012 - Another Top 40 season (finishing No.37); QF four times at Auckland, Dubai, Charleston and Wimbledon (l. to Kerber); reached 4r twice (incl. Australian Open), 3r once (Olympics) and 2r four times; fell 1r eight times (incl. other two majors); set career-high No.12 on May 21 but finished year No.37; struggled with injury throughout season, mainly abdominal injury (retired in Auckland QF and withdrew from Sydney, Stanford, Carlsbad, Cincinnati and Dallas) and left ankle injury (retired in Charleston QF and withdrew from Stuttgart and Madrid).
2011 - First Top 20 season (finishing No.15); won two WTA titles at Birmingham (d. Hantuchova in final) and Dallas (d. Rezai in final); SF three times at Wimbledon (l. to Sharapova), Stanford (l. to S.Williams) and Bali (ret. vs. Medina Garrigues w/back injury); QF twice at Stuttgart and Carlsbad; reached 4r once (US Open), 3r twice and 2r three times (incl. Roland Garros - l. to Zvonareva 46 75 75; held mp at 5-2 third set); fell 1r twice and in qualifying twice (incl. Australian Open); having ranked as low as No.218 during Indian Wells in March, cracked Top 20 on August 29 (after Dallas; rose from No.23 to No.18) and peaked at No.15 on November 7.
2010 - Season marred by injury; reached 2r three times in first four events (incl. Australian Open), then retired in Indian Wells and Miami openers w/left ankle injury; subsequently missed five months (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon); returned to WTA at Cincinnati in August (best result rest of season was 2r at US Open).
2009 - First Top 30 season (finishing No.23); won first WTA title at Charleston (d. Wozniacki in final); runner-up at Luxembourg (l. to Bacsinszky in final); SF at Memphis (l. to Azarenka); QF twice at Estoril and Wimbledon (l. to Safina); reached 3r once and 2r seven times (incl. Australian Open and US Open - l. to Rodionova 63 36 75; held 2mp at 5-3 third set); fell 1r four times (incl. Roland Garros); fell in RR stage at Bali (went 1-1 in RR).
2008 - First Top 100 season; runner-up at Tashkent (l. to Cirstea 26 64 76(4) in final; held mp at 5-4 third set); QF at Cincinnati; reached 4r once, 3r once (Australian Open) and 2r five times (incl. Roland Garros, US Open); fell 1r nine times (incl. Wimbledon) and in qualifying three times; made Top 100 debut on May 12 (after Berlin; rose from No.102 to No.89) and Top 50 debut on October 6 (after Tashkent; rose from No.64 to No.50).
2007 - Fell 1r once and in qualifying twice; won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.
2006 - Played first WTA main draw at Berlin, falling 1r (as WC); fell in qualifying four times.
2005 - Played WTA qualifying four times.
2004 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit.