(September 14, 2014) For the first time since 2011 Sabine Lisicki has won a title. The German beat Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-3 in the final of the Hong Kong Open on Sunday.
Lisicki came back from a 1-5 deficit in the first set to win the next six games.
Lisicki last won a WTA title in Dallas in 2011. She has won 4 titles in her WTA career.
“After being in three finals last year and losing them closely, this is a big step forward for me. I’ve won titles in doubles but obviously the main goal is to play well in singles and get these trophies,” Lisicki said. “And I’m even happier because coming here was such a spontaneous decision – we literally decided three or four days before the tournament – and I felt very well all week in Hong Kong.”
“I was feeling quite good at the start, as won a couple of her service games very easily,” Pliskova said. “But then she started to come back and it took a lot of energy out of me.”
Pliskova and her twin sister, Kristyna Pliskova, won their third doubles title together on Sunday, saving a match point.