Wimbledon has been like a home tournament for Sabine Lisicki over the years the former finalist in 2013 plays her best tennis at SW19 and she is at it again! At the Grand Slams during her career she has recorded 24 wins at the Australian Open, French Open and US Open combined whereas at Wimbledon she has won 25 matches! However standing in her way of win number 26 at Wimbledon and a place in the fourth round is the inform Timea Bacsinszky.
Timea made her big climb up the rankings at Roland Garros last month making the semi-finals of the tournament. I was surprised that before Wimbledon she didn’t play any warm-up events but so far this hasn’t halted her progress at Wimbledon as she has sailed through her opening two matches.
Lisicki and Bacsinszky have met at three times in the past twice in 2009 with both players recording a victory but did meet earlier this year in Rome on the clay a match that Timea won 6-4 6-3. In the match there were quite a few errors from Sabine who is better on grass than clay and I think her game will see her through to the next round.
Timea can play quite far behind the baseline but with the pace of the ball on the court she might have a lot of running to do if Lisicki can take control of the points. Timea is good at turning defence into attack but I think on the grass she will have step up the court a little bit. Sabine plays such an aggressive style on the grass sometimes it is a fine line between hitting winners and errors with 34 unforced errors against McHale and 25 winners. The error count is something that could be a worry but as we know with Sabine Lisicki she will always fight and constantly plays with a smile on her face.