Nike has officially become the clothing sponsor of Sabine Lisicki. The German used to wear Adidas, but they decided not to renew the contract (possibly because of her long absence due to an ankle injury).
Nike broke the news on Facebook:
The 21-year-old Lisicki won her maiden WTA title at Charleston 2009, climbed from No.63 to No.43 in the rankings, and later, in August, reached a career-high of No.22. However, her ranking dropped significantly after an injury-hit 2010 season, which she finished ranked 179th.
Lisicki had a very successful 2011 grasscourt season, with the title at Birmingham and Wimbledon semifinals. On hard courts this summer, the German made semifinals at Stanford and quarterfinals at Carlsbad, but she lost in the first round of the most recent Cincinnati. On August 8, 2001 Lisicki improved her career-high and now it is No.21. (via DeShawn Besabella)