Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy student Sabine Lisicki took down second-seeded and Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy alum, Venus Williams, at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston earlier today. Lisicki, seeded 16th, beat Marie-Eve Pelletier in the first round then defeated Lenka Wienerova in the second round before taking out Venus 6-4, 7-6(5) today. Sabine was able to break Venus four times and came up with big shots when it counted.
After winning the opening set, Sabine came out and was broken in the first game of the second set. But, she didn't let it bother her as she broke Venus back in the second game to get back on serve. The win puts Sabine into the quarterfinals where she will face either Elena Vesnina or Viktoriya Kutuzova.
Congrats and good luck to Sabine!