Mixed in with the thousands of juniors on the IMG Academies’ campus for the Eddie Herr International, two of the WTA’s up-and-coming stars used the perfect weather for a hitting session on Tuesday.
Sabine Lisicki and Melanie Oudin hit for about an hour, working on all parts of their game with their respective coaches intently watching. Nick Bollettieri, keeping a close eye on one of his junior students on a nearby court, came by at the end of the session for a quick photo op.
Lisicki, 21, and Oudin, 19, have featured a very similar WTA career path thus far, with Lisicki reaching a career-high ranking of 22 with one career title (Charleston) and Oudin has risen to 31. The two, however, have never played each other in a WTA single’s match.