Sabine Lisicki Withdraws From Pattaya Open Citing a Shoulder Injury

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After struggling through her opening round contest at the Pattaya Open yesterday, German No. 2 Sabine Lisicki has officially withdrawn from the tournament citing a shoulder injury. Lisicki appeared to be in pain during her first round match against Donna Vekic, the Croatian world No. 109.

The world No. 15 dropped serve in the opening frame of the match and would allow Vekic to lead 5-3 before storming back to win the next three games and the first set. Sensing that her opponent was struggling with an injury, Vekic pounced at the opportunity to snatch the second set and force a decider. After exchanging breaks early on, Lisicki managed to cnsolidate her own break of serve and finished the match 6-4 in the third.

Following the conclusion of the match, Lisicki admitted that her shoulder made it “really tough” for her to serve effectively but that she refused to retire in the first round of the tournament.

“It happened during the match and as it went on it got worse and worse,” said Lisicki of her shoulder. “It was really, really tough to serve at all. I couldn’t serve the way I wanted and the way I usually serve. But the most important thing is that I fought it out. I ran down every ball. I played the finals here last year and have good memories so I really wanted to keep on playing and finish the match and not lose in the first round.”

Lisicki took to twitter earlier today to update fans on her injury:

 

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