Date: Nov 18, 2018
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter
Germany’s Sabine Lisicki is to face off against second seed Luksika Kumkhum in the Taipei OEC Open final today after the German rallied from a set down to overcome sixth seed Vitalia Diatchenko at the Taipei Arena yesterday.
Lisicki, currently ranked the world No. 262, but who has been as high as No. 12 in 2012, had to fight back from a set down to complete a 1-6, 6-3, 7-5 victory over the Russian world No. 132 in 2 hours, 8 minutes at the WTA 125k tournament.
The German mixed six aces with three double faults, saving 10 of 15 break points and converting five of six to grab a spot in today’s final.
It was Lisicki’s and Diatchenko’s first-ever meeting on the WTA Tour.