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Result: Dominika Cibulkova progresses to semi-finals

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.

Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova celebrates after victory in her women's singles match against Romania's Simona Halep on day ten of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 22, 2014© Getty Images

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.

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Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska celebrates after victory in her women's singles match against Spain's Garbine Muguruza on day eight of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 20, 2014
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