Birmingham: Big-serving German Sabine Lisicki blasted 27 aces in her second round Birmingham triumph over Belinda Bencic on Wednesday, a new record for a WTA tournament.

Sabine Lisicki
Sabine Lisicki. Pic/AFP

Former Wimbledon finalist Lisicki hit 16 aces in the first set and 11 more in the second set to enter the record books for most aces in one match. “It’s nice to have another record,” said the 25-year-old German after her 6-1, 7-6 (7/4) win over the Swiss teenager.