Sabine Lisicki cruises in heatwave conditions

Sabine Lisicki defeated Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova 6-3, 6-4 in 89 minutes to enter the second round of Brisbane International.

updated: December 29, 2013 14:39 IST
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Brisbane: Wimbledon runner-up Sabine Lisicki cruised into the second round of the Brisbane International with a straight-sets win over Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova on Sunday.

Lisicki had no trouble with the Slovakian or the 42 degrees Celsius heat on Pat Rafter Arena, winning 6-3, 6-4 in 89 minutes.

The popular German inflicted one of only four defeats on Serena Williams in 2013 when she shocked the world number one in the fourth round of Wimbledon.

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