Maria Kirilenko won the Pattaya City final today, extending a story that began last year when she lost the final to Daniela Hantuchova in a match that lasted almost three hours and 15 minutes. Today, Kirilenko beat Sabine Lisicki in another long match; this won took two hours and 37 minutes to play.
Kirilenko held two match points in the second set, but was broken. Lisicki served for the match in the final set, but she, too, was broken, and won only one point in the third set tiebreak. Kirilenko, the 2nd seed, who defeated Lisicki 5-7, 6-1, 7-6, has now won six WTA titles.
The doubles trophy went to Kimiko Date-Krumm and Casey Dellacqua. They defeated Akgul Amanmuradova and Alexandra Panova 6-3, 6-2.