Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sabine Lisicki taken off on stretcher, After blowing 5-2 lead in final set.

One point away. That's how far Sabine Lisicki was from upsetting No. 3 seed Vera Zvonareva in the second round of the French Open. The 21-year-old German held a match point at 5-2 in the third set, would go on to lose the game and was forced to take an injury timeout after getting broken in the next one, the result of heavy cramping.

After an eight-minute break, a hobbled Sabine Lisicki returned, to no avail. She would lose the match 4-6, 7-5, 7-5. When it was over, Sabine Lisicki lay sobbing face down on the clay, in emotional and physical pain, and would have to be taken off by a stretcher.

ESPN reported later that Lisicki received treatement and was recovering in a medical tent. (S)

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