Sabine Lisicki Bio: Early Life, Career, Boyfriend & Net Worth

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Sabine Lisicki had hit the tennis sports media in 2009 when she had reached the quarterfinals of the Wimbledon Championships.

She is a professional German tennis player. The 34-year-old has achieved the highest of 12th rank in WTA singles, which came in May 2012.

However, her status has experienced a huge decline in the No. 681 positions as of September 2020.

Lisicki has bagged four titles in Women’s Tennis Association authorized competitions. However, she has not lifted a single Grand Slam trophy, at least as of now.

But it does not affect the fact that she has had thrilling runs in those events. She has played a final at Wimbledon and a quarterfinal at the US Open.

Besides, in doubles, she has seen herself in the 35th position in the world.

Sabine Lisicki in WTA Tour 2020.

Every tennis enthusiast is well aware of the record she made in 2014 of the fastest serve. The serve hit 210.8 km/h, making a record that could not be surpassed for four years.

Also, she held a record for the most aces in a singles match for almost a year.

Let’s unfold the success story of one of the brilliant talents in the tennis world. Also, we will provide insights into the decline of her performance over a few years recently.

Quick Facts

Full Name JohSabine Katharina Lisicki
Birth Date September 22, 1989
Birth Place Troisdorf, West Germany
Residence Bradenton, Florida, United States
Nickname Sabine Lisicki
Religion Christianity
Nationality German
Ethnicity White
Training Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy
Horoscope Virgo
Father’s Name Richard Lisicki
Mother’s Name Elisabeth Lisicki
Siblings None
Age 34 Years Old
Height 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm)
Weight 70 kg (154 lbs)
Shoe Size 10 (US)
Dress Size 4
Build Athletic
Eye color Green
Hair Color Dyed Blonde
Hairstyle Ponytail
Profession Tennis Player
Playing style Right Handed (Two-Handed Backhand)
Active years  (Senior Career) 2006 – present (professional player)
Highest Ranking (Singles) No. 12 (May 2012)
Current Ranking (Singles) No. 681 (September 2020)
Association Women’s Tennis Association
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Unmarried (Single)
Past Relationships Oliver Pocher (2013 – 2016)
Children None
Net Worth $9 million
Salary $60thousand
Endorsements Nike, Thomas Sabo, Peugeot
Social Media Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Merch Autographed tennis ball, Autographed card

Sabine Lisicki: Early Life, Family, and Education

Lisicki was born in Troisdorf, a town in then West Germany. Dr. Richard Lisicki and Elisabeth are her parents. Both of her parents have got Polish descent.

They had come to Germany from the part Germany lost after World War II. Richard has a doctorate in sports science. Also, her mother is a painter who has mastered ceramics.

Sabine with her Dad
Sabine with her Dad

Her father’s theoretical brilliance paved the way for her to set a goal in sports. Besides, Richard introduced her to tennis as early as seven years of age.

Accordingly, he trained his daughter in the early days and still is her coach.

Sabine Lisicki: Career

Early Career

Sabine joined the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in 2004. She has been training in the Floridian academy since then

International Management Group sponsors and manages her sporting academy there. But the days were not easy for her back then. Lack of adequate funding hindered her major tournament appearances.

Sabine Lisicki with Nick Bollettieri.
Sabine Lisicki with Nick Bollettieri.

Lisicki says her parents had an immense role in her establishment as a player. They drove her in their car so that she could attend tournaments across Europe.

She participated in the Sunfeast Open in Kolkata in 2006. The appearance in WTA main draw came to her at Berlin Open with wild card entry.

But she returned home with a loss in the first round. Lisicki competed successfully on the International Tennis Federation’s Women’s circuit in 2007.

She clinched titles each in Jersey and Toronto. Also, she saw her rank go upward from No. 497 to No. 198.

Grand Slam appearances

Sabine had a good start at the 2008 Australian Open. In her qualifying run, she was defeated by Caroline Wozniacki in the third round.

Then, she had a first-round win against the United States at the Fed Cup.

Furthermore, she successfully reached the fourth round at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.

Sabine Lisicki at Sony Ericsson Open.
Sabine Lisicki at Sony Ericsson Open.

However, in the same year, she had a first-round exit at Wimbledon against Marion Bartoli. Her first WTA final also came in the same year. The next year, she reached the semifinals at Cellular South Cup.

Furthermore, she clinched her first WTA Tour title at the 2009 Family Circle Cup. There she defeated Caroline Wozniacki in the final.

The 2009 Wimbledon Championships marked her first Grand Slam quarterfinal.

However, she made it only to the second round at the US Open that year. Besides, she was defeated in the final of the Luxembourg Open.

Struggle in form

Lisicki faced her second-round defeats in the Australian Open and Dubai Tennis Championships in 2010. In Dubai, Venus Williams had eliminated her.

Furthermore, she had to miss the games for five months because of an ankle injury. Those included the French Open and Wimbledon. Her rankings declined to No. 179 around the end of the year.

Sabine lost in qualifying rounds at the Australian Open and the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.

Besides, Sania Mirza beat her at the Family Circle Cup. Also, she lost the quarterfinal match at the Porshe Tennis Grand Prix against Julia Goerges.

Doubles title and Uplift in performance

In the year 2011, she won the first-ever career doubles title. It came at the Porsche Grand Prix partnering with Samantha Stosur.

Again, she lifted the WTA Tour title at the Aegon Classic.

For her best performance at Wimbledon, she reached the semifinals before losing to Maria Sharapova. Also, she played a losing match at the doubles final in the same competition.

Sabine Lisicki in WTA Tour in 2011.
Sabine Lisicki in WTA Tour in 2011.

Besides, she lost to Serena Williams in the semifinal at the Bank of the West Classic. Later, in 2011 she won the Texas Tennis Open championship.

Also, she had a fourth-round run at the US Open that year. Her rankings rose to No. 18 in August.

Successful runs

Lisicki began the 2012 season with ASB Classic. She fought with Virginie Razzano, Mona Barthel, and Angelique Kerber in the first, second, and quarterfinal rounds respectively.

Likewise, in 2012 too, she was able to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open.

However, she could not snatch the success at the Fed Cup that year. She lost all the matches she played for Germany in the competition.

Nevertheless, she had success in Dubai as she made it to the competition’s quarterfinals before exiting against Agnieszka Radwanska. Again, she reached the fourth round at the Sony Ericsson Open.

Sabine Lisicki at Wimbledon in 2012.
Sabine Lisicki at Wimbledon in 2012.

Unfortunately, she had to retire with an ankle injury in the quarterfinals of the Family Circle Cup in 2012.

Besides, she reached the quarterfinals of Wimbledon, defeating Maria Sharapova on the way.

Also, she paired with Peng Shuai to reach the doubles quarterfinals at the US Open.

Grand Slam final and the Fastest Serve

Lisicki bowed out from the singles and mixed doubles of the 2013 Australian Open. Notably, she got through the final of the Pattaya Open.

There she was defeated by Maris Kirilenko. Similarly, she lost the final of the tournament in Memphis.

Again, she won the doubles title at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix with Mona Barthel.

Sabine Lisicki earning her Guinness World record for the fastest serve.
Sabine Lisicki earning her Guinness World record for the fastest serve.

Notably, Lisicki was able to march to the first Grand Slam final of her 2013 Wimbledon career. But she lost the final to Marion Bartoli.

In 2014, she reached the doubles final of the Sony Open in Miami.

Later, Lisicki made a world record in the fastest service for a female tennis player. The serve measured 210.8 km/h at the Bank of the West Classic match against Ana Ivanovic.

Most Aces

In 2015, she reached the semifinal at Indian Wells, where she lost to Jelena Jankovic. Furthermore, she made a world record for most aces in a singles match at the Aegon Classic.

The 27 aces came against Belinda Bencic in the second round of the competition. After all, she ended the 2015 season at the No. 32 ranks.

Struggles in form

Lisicki suffered early exits at Indian Wells, Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, and Miami Open in 2016. Also, she could not advance further from the first round at the French Open.

Moreover, she did not qualify to play in the 2016 Rio Olympics. She had to end the year in the 93rd position.

Sabine Lisicki at Wimbledon 2019.

In 2017 too, she had first-round defeats at Wimbledon and US Open. Also, she had missed the Australian Open due to a shoulder injury.

In 2018, she failed to qualify for the Wimbledon, Cincinnati Open, and the US Open. Besides, she lost in the qualifying round at the 2019 Australian Open and 2019 Wimbledon.

Similarly, in 2019, the tennis player failed in most of the qualifying games and ended the year ranked No 335.

In 2020, Lisicki tore her anterior cruciate ligament and announced that she had to undergo surgery. She ended the season ranked No 622.

Sabine Lisicki: Awards and Titles

In Grand Slam events, she has not been able to lift the trophy despite playing the final in both singles and doubles.

She played in those finals both at Wimbledon Championships in 2013 and 2011.

Besides, she is the titleholder of the 2009 Family Circle Cup. Overall, she has clinched four titles with WTA and none with ITF.

Sabine Lisicki smiles with her Aegon Classic trophy.
Sabine Lisicki smiles with her Aegon Classic trophy.

Lisicki has been recognized as the WTA Comeback Player of the Year in 2011.

Besides, she held the title for the World’s fastest serve between 2014 and 2018. Also, she had broken the record for most aces in a singles match in 2015.

Sabine Lisicki: Relationships

Lisicki was in a relationship with Oliver Pocher since 2013 summer.

Reportedly, the couple met during Sabine’s final in Wimbledon. Pocher is a German actor, stand-up comedian, television host, and former football manager.

Sabine Lisicki with Oliver Pocher.
Sabine Lisicki with Oliver Pocher.

However, they separated in 2016 after dating for around three years. According to the present reports, Lisicki is single and is not intending to date, anyone. Besides, she has not been a mother yet.

Sabine Lisicki : Net worth and Salary

Sabine has earned a total of $7 million in her career as prize money only. She has been riding in a professional tennis career since 2006.

She has also made fortunes from the endorsement deals with top brands, including Nike, during the period.

Sabine Lisicki has a net worth of $9 million as of [current year].

Besides, she endorses jewelry maker Thomas Sabo and carmaker Peugeot. From tournaments and games, she makes $60 thousand per year.

Besides, she owns a BMW car and a house in Bradenton, Florida.

Net Worth of Sabine Lisicki in Different Currencies

Let’s have a look into Sabine Lisicki’s net worth in different currencies, including the cryptocurrency BitCoin. 

Currency Net Worth
Euro 7,623,630 
Pound Sterling £6,533,813 
Australian Dollar A$12,157,236 
Canadian Dollar C$11,348,460 
Indian Rupee 671,494,500 
BitCoin ฿284 

Sabine Lisicki: Social Media

Lisicki has got a fair amount of fan following in her social media accounts. As of now, she makes frequent posts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Facebook: 641k followers

Twitter: 347.7k followers

Instagram: 167k followers

Sabine Lisicki: Commonly asked questions

What is the current rank of Sabine Lisicki?

As of October 2020, Sabine Lisicki is ranked at the 681st position in WTA singles. She had reached the highest rank of 12th in her career in May 2012.

Her rankings are on the continuous degraded over the recent years.

How does Sabine Lisicki serve?

Many opponents and tennis enthusiasts regard Sabine Lisicki’s serve as her most lethal weapon. She generally serves at a speed of more than 120 mph.

Besides, she has held a world record for the fastest serve at the 2014 Bank of the West Classic match. It recorded 131 mph and broke the previous 129 mph record of Venus Williams.

What happened to Sabine?

The young tennis player suffered from a knee injury in a doubles match, due to which she was forced to retire at 6-5 up in the opening set.

Later after her test, Lisicki said an MRI scan revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament and that she had undergone surgery.

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  1. Grand slams and championships are not everything. I think Sabine Lisciki must have given more delight and enjoyed more support than any other player.


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