September 22, 2023

Open Court


IW ’14: Hingis and Lisicki, dynamic doubles duo

The coach-student pairing got a rough draw for their debut at Indian Wells, drawing Wimbledon champs Barty and Dellacqua.

But still, they took it to a supertiebreaker.

Sabine Lisicki and Martina Hingis reprised their partnership in Miami this week, and upset the No. 6 seeded team of Safarova and Hlavackova easily, 6-1, 6-4. And since there’s no TV on the ladies’ dubs, we figure we’d give you a little taste of what they’re all about.

Their future this week may be in doubt because the ‘flu forced Lisicki out of the singles Saturday.

But it’s awfully fun to watch them. If Lisicki were only a little better at it, and Hingis beefed up her serve just a little, they could do some damage.

The doubles field is certainly wide open at this point.

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