Re: Maria in Pattaya
Since her last tournament victory she has lost four finals, including the 2012 Pattaya final to Daniela Hantuchova.
"I had a birthday before the tournament started and had a cake in my room with some candles, and I made a wish," said Kirilenko, who turned 26 on January 25.
"The wish was to win this tournament and the wish came true."
"I was a little disappointed in the third set," said Kirilenko.
"I was leading and everything was good and I made a return that was just out. If it was in I could win it 6-2, but after that miss she was serving so well afterwards.
"Then somehow I returned her serves (at 6-5) and it was a tiebreak and then I started to feel I can win it."