Kirlienko tops Lisicki in third-set tiebreaker for Pattaya title

by: AP February 03, 2013

PATTAYA, Thailand -- Second-seeded Maria Kirilenko of Russia won the Pattaya Open on Sunday by coming from a set down to beat Sabine Lisicki.

Kirilenko dominated a third-set tiebreaker to defeat the fifth-seeded German 5-7, 6-1, 7-6 (1).

It was the 15th-ranked Kirilenko's sixth WTA title -- and her first since 2008.

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