Latent heat: Sabine Lisicki

This 18 year old German has been the greatest discovery in 2008 season so far. Another product of Nick Bolletieri's Academy, she already enjoyed a sensational year on 2007 int the ITF circuit and climbed from #497 to #198 in WTA rankings. But on 2008 she's ready to assault the WTA circuit, and the first attempt has been impressive.
On Australian Open she won 5 matches in a row going through the qualifying to the third round, including a big win over 16th seed Dinara Safina.

That victory was very important for Sabine, but just a few days later she scored an even more special victory. She defeated former #1 and leader of American team Lindsay Davenport 6/1 7/5 in Fed Cup, giving a 0-1 lead to her team. Unfortunately, that was the only point Germany won, but we are sure that is not going to be Sabine's last great victory on WTA Tour.

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