Two young Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy students, Sabine Lisicki and Michelle Larcher de Brito, continued to move up in the rankings after solid performances at Wimbledon. Lisicki, 19, reached the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam for the first time in her career at Wimbledon, beating seeds Anna Chakvetadze, Svetlana Kuznetsova (2009 French Open champion) and Caroline Wozniacki. She is now ranked a career high of #26 in the world and is primed to continue advancing up throughout 2009!
Also making strides is 16-year old Portuguese sensation, Michelle Larcher de Brito. She moved up 15 spots from #91 to a career high of #76 and is the youngest player ranked in the top 100. After qualifying for the French Open, she reached the third round and beat #15 Zie Jheng along the way. She then received a wild card into Wimbledon and won her first round match against Klara Zakopalova before falling to Francesca Schiavone in two tough tiebreak sets.
Congrats to both girls and good luck in the future!