Wimbledon 2015, Day 4: Best quotes and sidelines
Wimbledon 2015, Day 4: Best quotes and sidelines

Wimbledon sidelines on Thursday, the fourth day of the 2015 championships at the All England Club:

Karolina Pliskova conquers rain and a giant-killer to reach Birmingham final
Karolina Pliskova conquers rain and a giant-killer to reach Birmingham final

Karolina Pliskova, the tall, steep-serving Czech with the tattoos and an increasing penchant for grass, beat both the rain and the week`s greatest giant-killer to reach the final in Birmingham on Saturday.

Ivo Karlovic hits aces high, Kei Nishikori into semis
Ivo Karlovic hits aces high, Kei Nishikori into semis

Giant Croat Ivo Karlovic battered his way into the semi-finals of the ATP Halle tournament by smashing a record 45 aces past a bewildered Tomas Berdych en route to a 7-5, 6-7 (8/10), 6-3 victory on Friday.

Sabine Lisicki's world record of 27 aces in a match
Sabine Lisicki's world record of 27 aces in a match

German tennis ace Sabine Lisicki set a world record for serving aces in a women's singles match by firing 27 aces past Swiss Belinda Bencic to win her second round outing at the Aegon Classic here.

Sabine Lisicki fires record 27 aces
Sabine Lisicki fires record 27 aces

Big-serving German Sabine Lisicki blasted 27 aces in her second round Birmingham triumph over Belinda Bencic on Wednesday, a new record for a WTA tournament.

Simona Halep aims to stay cool to regain her tag as hottest newcome
Simona Halep aims to stay cool to regain her tag as hottest newcome

Simona Halep, the world number three from Romania, hopes that her Wimbledon build-up during the coming week will help make her the hottest new young player on the tour again.

Vesnina and Pavlyuchenkova put Russia into Fed Cup final
Vesnina and Pavlyuchenkova put Russia into Fed Cup final

Elena Vesnina and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova beat Sabine Lisicki and Andrea Petkovic in the deciding rubber of the Fed Cup World Group semi-final against Germany on Sunday to put Russia into the final.

Fed Cup final: Russia to face Germany without injured Maria Sharapova
Fed Cup final: Russia to face Germany without injured Maria Sharapova

Russia`s hopes of winning a place in the Fed Cup final suffered a setback as world number two Maria Sharapova dropped out through injury just days ahead of the semi-final with Germany.

Serena Williams 700th win sets up Simona Halep semi
Serena Williams 700th win sets up Simona Halep semi

World number one Serena Williams overcame a dreadful second set to beat Germany`s Sabine Lisicki 7-6(4) 1-6 6-3 on Wednesday for her 700th career win and a berth in the Miami Open semi-finals.

Serena Williams into Miami semi-finals with 700th career win
Serena Williams into Miami semi-finals with 700th career win

World number one Serena Williams overcame a dreadful second set to beat Germany`s Sabine Lisicki 7-6 (4) 1-6 6-3 on Wednesday for her 700th career win and a berth in the Miami Open semi-finals.

Sabine Lisicki ends Flavia Pennetta`s Indian Wells repeat bid
Sabine Lisicki ends Flavia Pennetta`s Indian Wells repeat bid

Sabine Lisicki was too much for defending champion Flavia Pennetta on Thursday, saving three match points in a three-set win over the Italian to book her Indian Wells semi-final berth.

Day of fallen seeds for women in Australian Open
Day of fallen seeds for women in Australian Open

The 2015 Australian Open kicked off on Monday and an entertaining day of enthralling tennis saw four seeded women get ousted in the first round itself. With regular top class players in both men's and women's draw advancing to the next round, the taste of success for these seeded players ended on a bitter note.

Five players to look out for in Women's draw at Australian Open

Five players to look out for in Women's draw at Australian Open

Sabine Lisicki vows Germany will be back after Fed Cup defeat
Sabine Lisicki vows Germany will be back after Fed Cup defeat

German tennis sensation Sabine Lisicki has said on Monday that Germany will be back after their Fed Cup defeat to Czech Republic.

Simona Halep splits with coach Wim Fissette
Simona Halep splits with coach Wim Fissette

World number three Simona Halep has split with coach Wim Fissette, despite enjoying the best year of her career.

Sabine Lisicki to make Fed Cup return
Sabine Lisicki to make Fed Cup return

Sabine Lisicki, the world number 27, will make her return to the German team for the Fed Cup final against the Czech Republic, German captain Barbara Rittner announced on Wednesday.

World number two Simona Halep latest seed to fall in China
World number two Simona Halep latest seed to fall in China

Romanian world number two Simona Halep`s stuttering form continued as she became the latest seed to be dumped out of the inaugural Wuhan Open on Tuesday after an aggressive display by Garbine Muguruza.

Top seed Sabine Lisicki fights back to win Hong Kong Open
Top seed Sabine Lisicki fights back to win Hong Kong Open

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.

Top seed Lisicki to face Pliskova in Hong Kong final
Top seed Lisicki to face Pliskova in Hong Kong final

Top seed Sabine Lisicki will face-off against Czech Republic`s Karolina Pliskova in the finals of the WTA Hong Kong Open after both players ploughed through toughly contested semi-final matches on Saturday.

Top seed Lisicki to face Schiavone in Hong Kong last-four
Top seed Lisicki to face Schiavone in Hong Kong last-four

Top seed Sabine Lisicki and former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone will meet in the last-four of the WTA Hong Kong Open after winning their quarter-final matches Friday.