Lisicki splits with Hingis

2014-06-21 14:03
Sabine Lisicki (AP)

London - 2013 Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki has split with coach Martina Hingis on the eve of this year's tournament, the German player announced on her Facebook page.

Lisicki, who suffered from a wrist injury and had to quit a Roland Garros second-round match, made the announcement the weekend before the start at the All England Club.

The split was couched in terms of a "mutual agreement".

The player said that "different concepts" on her tennis also played a role in the parting. Even as the coaching relationship changed Lisicki hinted that she and the Swiss might still try it on in doubles again.

"I wish her the best of luck, and maybe we are playing doubles together here and there," said the WTA number 19, who lost the Wimbledon singles final a year ago to the now-retired Marion Bartoli.

Lisicki and her 33-year-old coach played four events together in 2014, winning the Miami title but not going past the second round in the other three. They last took to the court together in Rome in May.

Lisicki will continue to be guided by her father during Wimbledon after the split with Hingis.

It was the second short-term coaching job for Hingis, who spent several months in early 2013 with Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

Hingis has a wild card into the Wimbledon doubles, teaming up with Russian Vera Zvonarewa.

Read more on:    wimbledon  |  sabine lisicki  |  tennis


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk
Most Read


Rugby World Cup 2015

All the action from the 2015 RWC, including live coverage of all 48 matches, breaking news, fixtures, results, logs - and much more!


Rugby World Cup 2015

Jones: Japan can be 'team of the tournament'
Tuilagi gets punishment cut
As it happened: New Zealand 47-9 Tonga
Wales look to Biggar for big impact

Rafael Nadal won his 12th Grand Slam title at Roland Garros, while Roger Federer has 17 to his name. When all is said and done, who wins more?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


Take a photographical trip down memory lane and remind yourself of how the Springboks fared in their five previous Rugby World Cup campaigns. In addition, pick your all-time Springbok Rugby World Cup Dream Team and you could win R3 000!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.