Dominika Cibulkova is through to the semi-finals of the Australian Open with a straight-sets victory against Simona Halep.
Dominika Cibulkova has secured her place in the semi-finals of the Australian Open with a straight-sets victory against the number 11 seed Simona Halep.
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Cibulkova was too good for her opponent throughout the match, triumphing 6-3 6-0.
Halep was broken in her first service game and that set the tone for the opening set, although the Romanian did break back to make it 4-3.
However, Cibulkova hit back immediately and then took the set after a 12-shot rally.
The second set was even more comfortable with Cibulkova simply too good. The Slovak got two early breaks and stormed 3-0 ahead.
Following a backhand winner and a weak service game by Halep, Cibulkova greatfully wrapped up the win and a semi-final match with either Victoria Azarenka or Agnieszka Radwanska.
Result: Radwanska moves into quarter-finals >