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Sabine Lisicki missed the semifinals in Bad Homburg

Sabine Lisicki

Lost in the quarter-finals in Bad Homburg to French Caroline Garcia 3: 6, 6: 7 (7: 9): Sabine Lisicki. Photo: Hasan Bratic/dpa

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Sabine Lisicki missed the semifinals at the tennis tournament in Bad Homburg. The 32-year-old from Berlin lost in the quarterfinals against Caroline Garcia from France 3: 6, 6: 7 (7: 9).

Sabine Lisicki missed the semi-finals at the tennis tournament in Bad Homburg. The 32-year-old from Berlin lost in the quarterfinals against Caroline Garcia from France 3: 6, 6: 7 (7: 9).

The former Wimbledon finalist had to admit defeat after 1:56 hours. Lisicki was unable to take advantage of numerous break chances, especially in the second set, and even missed two set points in the tie-break. Garcia finally made her progress perfect with the first match point.

Nevertheless, Lisicki came to a satisfied conclusion. “It was definitely the right decision to come here and collect points,” said the Berliner after the game. “That takes me further, also in terms of match practice and self-confidence.” Lisicki recently celebrated her comeback after a long injury break. “The level that I play is top 100 level,” she said with satisfaction.

Angelique Kerber still has the chance semifinals to reach. The German number one has to deal with the French Alizé Cornet.

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