Result: Venus Williams beaten by Dominika Cibulkova

Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova celebrates after victory in her women's singles match against Russia's Maria Sharapova on day eight of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 20, 2014
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Venus Williams is beaten in the Miami Masters as she crashes out to 6-1 5-7 6-3 to Dominika Cibulkova.

Venus Williams has crashed out of the Miami Masters with a defeat to Dominika Cibulkova.

The 33-year-old was beaten 6-1 5-7 6-3 as the Slovakian booked her place in the quarter-finals of the tournament in the last match of the round.

The 24-year-old Cibulkova breezed through the first set before the American struck back with a hard-fought victory in the second.

However, Cibulkova came through the third in impressive fashion to set up a meeting with Agnieszka Radwanska in the last eight.

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