Sunday, February 3, 2013

Kirilenko wins in Pattaya City

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.


Sunny nine said...

After her good year last year, Kirilenko seems to be continuing the path. It will be interesting to see what happens. I like her game-her doubles helps her. She really uses that experience.
I feel bad about Lisicki. She can't just get back. Constant injury could set back her game. But her serve and forehand are great and I wish she could get it together. We need good servers in tennis.

Diane said...

Kirilenko is one of my favorite players to watch, and has bee for a long time. So much variety.

Noah Miller said...

Well deserved... I enjoy see her games. She is a great professional. Congratulations Maria!!

bill said...

I love that Date-Krumm is still winning.

Diane said...

I know! Whoever it was who said that her comeback was overrated was so wrong--she's amazing.