Sabine Lisicki cruises into third round of Mercury Insurance Open
The twelfth-seeded German simply overpowered Date-Krumm in a match that was never really in question. Lisicki won the vast majority of points on her serve, and punished Date-Krumm’s flat and slow first serve with booming returns. To close the first set, Date-Krumm gave up a 40-0 lead on serve, allowing Lisicki to break her in ad points –- a microcosm of the German player’s dominance.
Lisicki moves on to face American Coco Vandeweghe in the third round Thursday. Vandeweghe will play again in doubles tonight after winning a three-set singles match earlier this afternoon.
-- Matt Stevens
Photo: Sabine Lisicki returns a forehand during her match against Greta Arn at the Mercury Insurance Open on Tuesday. Credit: Jeff Gross / Getty Images