Lindsay Davenport defeated the spirited Sabine Lisicki--who beat her in Fed Cup competition--7-5, 6-3 tonight in Memphis. After the pair exchanged breaks in the first set, Davenport broke Lisicki at 5-all and went on to win the first set with an ace. She broke Lisicki early in the second set, then broke her again, but Lisicki broke her back when she served for the match at 5-2.
Davenport hit ten aces in the match, and the big-hitting Lisicki hit seven. When I saw Lisicki play in Fed Cup, I saw a player who worked too quickly and took too many unnecessary chances. Such a game can be tamed, however, with maturity, and if an older and wiser Lisicki becomes more strategic and less impulsive, she could be a real factor on the tour.