Kirilenko sets up Lisicki final
Second seed Maria Kirilenko made short work of Sorana Cirstea to progress through to the final of the Pattaya Open, where she will face Sabine Lisicki.
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Kirilenko needed just over an hour to brush aside her Romanian opponent
6-0 6-2 as the world number 15 moved a step closer to claiming her first title of the season.
Kirelinko also beat Cirstea in last year's semi-finals before losing to Daniela Hantuchova in the final.
Fifth seed Lisicki defeated Kirilenko's compatriot Nina Bratchikova 7-5 6-3.
German Lisicki was playing in her first semi-final since 2011 after being hit by injuries last year, while Bratchikova was making her maiden appearance at this stage of a WTA tournament.