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Cibulková wins French Open quarter-final

Slovak tennis ace Dominika Cibulková became the first woman Slovak tennis player to make it to the singles semi-finals of the French Open at Roland Garros in Paris, after winning her quarter-final encounter with Russian player Maria Sharapova on Tuesday, June 2.

Slovak tennis ace Dominika Cibulková became the first woman Slovak tennis player to make it to the singles semi-finals of the French Open at Roland Garros in Paris, after winning her quarter-final encounter with Russian player Maria Sharapova on Tuesday, June 2.

It was payback time for Cibulková, who had lost twice last year to the former world number one, one of those losses coming in a final, the TASR newswire wrote.

On Tuesday, Cibulkova won 11 games in a row before Sharapova regained some form, but the final result was an emphatic 6:0, 6:2 win, the match ending in just 75 minutes. Cibulková had her fast matchpoint with the score at 6:0, 5:0.

Cibulková will face Sharapova’s compatriot and current WTA number one Dinara Safina in the semi-finals.

Slovakia’s top men’s player, Dominik Hrbatý, made it to the semis at Roland Garros in 1999, but lost to the eventual winner Andre Agassi. Sme Online

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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