Sunday, June 12, 2011
Give her a WC...let her keep it all
The German beat Chinese hope Shuai Peng 6-3, 6-1 to set up a clash with Daniela Hantuchova at the Edgbaston Priory Club and in a plea to the All England Club, said: 'There are still a couple of wild cards left, so we'll see. I wouldn't mind one at all, I think I deserve one. But it's not my choice.
'If they don't give me a wild card I will play the qualifiers because I love Wimbledon.'
Hantuchova, who beat Serbia's Ana Ivanovic 6-7, 6-3, 6-2, said: 'I'm here to prepare for Wimbledon - and the way it has been going, I couldn't ask for more, but I don't want to put pressure on myself!'
Lisicki, who suffered an ankle injury at Indian Wells and only recently returned to action, added: 'It was a hard road back because it felt like I had no muscles in my leg and it was really tough mentally and physically.'
A win on Sunday morning against the favourite Hantuchova would complete a superb comeback - and probably clinch that Wimbledon wild card, too.
A forecast of heavy rain later on Sunday has prompted organisers to start the final at 10am.
However, apparently Lisicki has already used up all her eligible Wild Cards? So, if Wimbledon were to offer her a wild-card and she were to accept she may have to forfeit all points and prize money she earns, because the WTA are just like that.