Lisicki revels in drama
London - Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki insisted on Friday that she will not turn off the waterworks despite locker room resentment over the German's reputation as a drama queen. The permanently smiling German, who tackles France's Marion Bartoli in Saturday's championship match, has won an army of British fans with her emotional run to a maiden Grand Slam final. But the 23-year-old is reportedly unpopular with many women players on the tour who feel she exaggerates her back story which includes five painful months on the sidelines after suffering a potentially career-ending ankle injury.
Lisicki, the first German woman in a Grand Slam final since Steffi Graf in 1999 and bidding to become the first from her country to win Wimbledon since 1996 when Graf also triumphed, has her compatriots on her side. Graf sent her a good-luck message before the semi-final, while three-time champion Boris Becker has also been passing on tips.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at SPORT24