Top Seed Sabine Lisicki Fights Back to Win Hong Kong Open

Sabine Lisicki defeated Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 7-5, 6-3 to win the inaugural WTA Hong Kong Open.

updated: September 14, 2014 17:11 IST
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Sabine Lisicki of Germany (L) and Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova pose with their trophies after Hong Kong Open final.


Hong Kong: Sabine Lisicki justified her top seeding by winning the inaugural WTA Hong Kong Open 7-5, 6-3 against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic on Sunday.

The German had endured a lean time on tour since losing the Wimbledon final to Marion Bartoli last year, tumbling out of the world's top 30.

Lisicki only accepted a wildcard into the Hong Kong tournament at the last minute after US Open semi-finalist Peng Shuai and world number seven Eugenie Bouchard pulled out. It proved to be a move that paid off handsomely.

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