October 4, 2022 — CALGARY (AB) – Today, Calgary National Bank Challenger Tournament Director Danny Da Costa, announced that former World No. 12 Sabine Lisicki of Germany will compete at the Calgary National Bank Challenger from November 6 to 13. The event will take place at the OSTEN & VICTOR Alberta Tennis Centre. Lisicki made her return to the WTA Tour in May 2022 after 18 months on the sidelines with ACL surgery.
“People in Canada are always nice and the crowd at tournaments is amazing which makes it fun to play. I’ve heard a lot of great things about Calgary and look forward to coming for the first time.”, said Lisicki.
A holder of 4 WTA singles titles, Lisicki reached the finals of Wimbledon in 2013 Wimbledon, where she lost to Marion Bartoli. Lisicki also reached the Semi-Finals of Wimbledon in 2011 and Quarterfinals on 3 other occasions (2009, 2012, 2014).
Lisicki has defeated several World #1 singles players in her career including: Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova, Ana Ivanovic and Caroline Wozniacki. Lisicki is also the female record holder for the fastest officially recorder serve on the WTA Tour at 131 mph (211 kmph).
Lisicki joins Former World #4 and US Open Singles Finalist Kei Nishikori as the first two confirmed players for the Calgary National Bank Challenger. In his career, Nishikori has wins over Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Milos Raonic. A full player list will be announced within the next 3 weeks.
Tickets and broadcasts
To purchase tickets, go to the official websites of the tournaments:
The matches will be streamed. Fans can click on the following link to catch all the action featuring some of the brightest up-and-comers in men’s tennis:
About the Calgary National Bank Challenger:
The Calgary National Bank Challenger is the only combined men’s & women’s combined indoor tennis tournament in Canada. In two years, the Calgary National Bank Challenger has quickly emerged as one of the best ATP Challenger events in the world and one of Alberta’s premier sporting events. In 2022, the Challenger will host our inaugural International Tennis Federation (ITF) Women’s Pro Circuit $60K Event featuring many of the best up-and-coming and established female players in the world.
Past participants of the Calgary National Bank Challenger event include: current World #2 and 2022 US & French Open Singles Finalist Casper Ruud of Norway; Canadian tennis star and former Wimbledon Doubles Champion and World #25, Vasek Pospisil; Former World #14 and 2018 Calgary National Bank Challenger Champion Ivo Karlovic of Croatia; Former Top 5 player Tommy Robredo of Spain; 2020 Calgary National Bank Challenger Singles Finalist and current World #32 Maxime Cressey of the United States of America and 2020 Calgary National Bank Challenger Champion Arthur Rinderknech of France who is now World #56.
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About the National Bank Challenger tournaments
The Calgary National Bank Challenger is among several tournaments in the Challenger circuit sponsored by National Bank in Canada. Aiming to support the development of the international elite, the professional tournaments provide Canadian athletes with their first experiences on the Tours and the opportunity to earn valuable points to move up in the world rankings. Over the years, the National Bank Challenger tournaments have served as a springboard for players including Canadian stars Félix Auger-Aliassime, Leylah Annie Fernandez, Denis Shapovalov and Bianca Andreescu, as well as Casper Ruud, Maxime Cressy and John Isner of the US, Daniel Evans of the UK, Angelique Kerber and Sabine Lisicki of Germany and Ons Jabeur of Tunisia.
Danny Da Costa, Tournament Director & CEO
Calgary National Bank Challenger & OSTEN & VICTOR Alberta Tennis Centre
Tel: +1 (403) 472 2223