Sabine Lisicki has been taking the advice of compatriot Boris Becker as she attempts to cement her status as the darling of Wimbledon by lifting the famous Venus Rosewater Dish on Centre Court this afternoon.
Lisicki’s all-action performance against Serena Williams in the fourth round captured the hearts of tennis fans at SW19 and she has not looked back since.
The 23rd seed came back from the brink of defeat against fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska on Thursday to make the final.
And if she beats France’s Marion Bartoli today she will became the first German to win a grand slam since Steffi Graf beat Martina Hingis to claim the 1999 French Open.
It was therefore apt that she should turn to her fellow German Becker, who won Wimbledon three times, for help prior to her first grand slam final.
“I’ve just spoken with Boris Becker after I did an interview with him,” said Lisicki, who has just three career titles to her name.
“I asked him a couple of questions, how it was for him. He won the first final he was in, so that’s pretty good for me.”