Last year’s Wimbledon finalist and Serena William’s vanquisher Sabine Lisicki revealed on Thursday afternoon that she had separated with her coach Martina Hingis ahead of the 2014 edition of The Championships. The split, which was mutual, was due to the fact that Hingis wanted to focus on playing more doubles events over the next while.
Lisicki took to Facebook to offer a statement on the matter:
“Martina and I have parted ways on a mutual agreement. After winning the doubles title in Miami she found the desire to play doubles again. I wish her much luck and maybe we play a few doubles here and there!”
A few months ago, Lisicki and former No. 1 Martina Hingis concluded a fantastic fortnight at the Sony Open with a double title win against Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina. It was just their second tournament together, with Hingis having retired six years previously before returning to doubles competition with the German. It marked Hingis’ 38th WTA doubles title, and her first since 2007. Lisicki has now won three doubles titles, each with a different partner.
Lisicki will play on Centre Court on Tuesday as reigning Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli is not returning to defend her title.