After competing the Australian Open, the next WTA tournament PTT Pattaya Open was held from January 27th to February 3rd in Thailand. 2 YONEX players Maria Kirilenko (EZONE Xi 98, PTGP125) and Sabine Lisicki (VCORE Tour 97, PTGSPN) reached the women’s singles final.
In the match, No. 2 seed Maria played solidly against Sabine’s aggressive form. Sabine attacked to overcome Maria with 12 aces in her service games, however, Maria made 10 break chances and achieved 6 times. Maria’s spirited play exceeded Sabine’s powerful performance to win the championship match by 5-7 6-1 7-6(6). Maria claimed her sixth title at singles events of WTA Tour.
Japanese veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm (S-FIT, PTGSPN) advanced to the doubles final at the Pattaya Open with her partner Casey Dellacqua. They faced Akgul Amanmuradova / Alexandra Panova and defeated the opponents in straight sets by 6-3 6-2. Kimiko captured her 4th WTA doubles title since she won the e-Boks Open on April, 2012.
Maria, Sabine and Kimiko have playing with YONEX string at tournaments. Their choice PolyTour PRO 125 and PolyTour SPIN has selected as “2012 String of the Year” in the tennis string community site, Stringforum. Please check the greatest news from the link below!
*Players’ images are from Australian Open 2013.
Tournament Results [PTT Pattaya Open 2013]
Women’s Singles [Final]
Maria Kirilenko (EZONE Xi 98, PTGP125)(RUS) def. Sabine Lisicki (VCORE Tour 97, PTGSPN)(GER) 5-7 6-1 7-6(1)
Women’s Doubles [Final]
Kimiko Date-Krumm (S-FIT, PTGSPN)(JPN) / Casey Dellacqua (AUS) def. Akgul Amanmuradova (UZB) / Alexandra Panova (RUS) 6-3 6-2