Agence France-PresseFebruary 1, 2013 18:00
Germany's Sabine Lisicki reached her first semi-final in two years on Friday when she clawed her way past New Zealand's Marina Erakovic 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 at the Pattaya Open.
Lisicki's last semi-final spot was at this same Thai venue in 2011, the same year she reached the Wimbledon last four.
That helped her to a ranking of 12 in the world, but an injury-hit 2012 saw her slip out of the top 50.
"I didn't serve perfectly," the fifth-seeded Lisicki said. "My service games were always close, but I was also almost always holding.