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(Tennis) Cibulkova books semis ticket
(01-22 11:14)

Dominika Cibulkova won the last eight games in a one-hour, 6-3, 6-0 quarterfinal rout of No. 11-seeded Simona Halep at the Australian Open n Mebourne, today.
Cibulkova, among the shortest women on the WTA tour at 1.61 meters, pounded Halep from the back of the court to progress to her first Grand Slam semi-final since the 2009 French Open. It was her second win in five major quarterfinals and served as a harsh lesson for Halep, who was appearing in her first.
“I'm not so tall, but I'm intense on the court,'' Cibulkova said, “and I'm powerful.''
Halep only won 10 points in the second set as Cibulkova relentlessly attacked.
No 20-seeded Cibulkova, who beat Maria Sharapova in three sets in the fourth round, will play the winner of today's later quarterfinal between two-time defending champion Victoria Azarenka and Agnieszka Radwanska.
Cibulkova said her experience in the quarterfinals was the biggest factor against Halep, as “I was ready today and I knew what to expect ... I was perfect.''—AFP

   
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