Defending champion Daniela Hantuchova plays Hsieh Su-Wei for a place in the final of the Pattaya Open.
Hantuchova played some superb tennis to win the Pattaya title last year and she looks well set to make it a double on Sunday. The Slovak cruised through the first couple of rounds before coming up against a very determined Vania King in the quarters.
Hantuchova was made to toil for over two hours in the heat, coming from a break down in the second set to edge through 7-6(7), 6-4 to see off the in-form American.
Su-Wei has been the surprise package of the week. Ranked 159 in the world she reached a WTA semi-final eleven years ago no less, but this is the first time since then that she's been able to repeat the feat. She saw off fifth seed Jie Zheng 6-3, 6-2 in the opening round and has since stunned Kimiko Date-Krumm and Sania Mirza.
It's been a massive turn up for the books for the 26 year old from Chinese Taipei who lost in Australian Open qualifying and had to come through two qualifying rounds last weekend.
"The weather here is quite hot and humid. I'm used to this and it suits my game," Hsieh said. "I've practiced every day since the end of the Australian Open and I think it is starting to show in my tennis this week."
Prediction: Hantuchova to prove too strong and win in straight sets.