Nice of Steffi Graf to wish me luck: Lisicki

Jul 06, 2013, 03:12 IST | Dileep Mehta

Sabine Lisicki was over the moon on Thursday after overpowering Agnieszka Radwanska in the semis here. 23-year-old Lisicki said: "I'm overwhelmed... I am just so happy. It couldn't get any better, it's unbelievable."

Lisicki may go on to win the title today, but tennis lovers will always talk about her triumph over Serena Williams here.

Sabine Lisicki
Sabine Lisicki

“I thought, okay you did it against Serena so you can do it today (against Radwanska) as well. It gave me so much confidence. “I am so happy that I was able to finish it off. Wimbledon is my favourite tournament. I love it so much and I love being in England. I can not believe I am in the final,” she added.

When it was mentioned that this is the first time a German has reached a Grand Slam singles final since Steffi Graf in 1999, Lisicki got emotional: “Steffi wished me luck before the match. It was so nice of her. I felt more confident and can re-focus tomorrow.”

Wimbledon runs on time. Everything happens here on time with an announcement. Whether it is the opening of gates in the morning or calling a match on court, it is done with precision.

If one really wants to experience the essence of time management then Wimbledon is a place for you. We have seen players disqualified for their matches if they are late. The biggest challenge though faced by the organisers are rain interruptions and the rescheduling of matches.

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