Cibulkova gets shot at ending title duck

Sat, 22 Oct 14:25:00 2011

Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova continued her rich vein of form by crushing Russian Elena Vesnina 6-0 6-2 in the Kremlin Cup semi-finals on Saturday to reach her second final in as many weeks.

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Cibulkova, who lost to Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in last week's Linz Open final, will face Estonian Kaia Kanepi in Sunday's showpiece at the Olympic indoor arena in Moscow.

Kanepi came from a set down to topple Czech Lucie Safarova 6-7 6-4 6-3 in the second semi-final.

Cibulkova, who upset top seed Vera Zvonareva on Friday, had little trouble against Vesnina and eased into the final in just over an hour when her unseeded opponent dumped a tame smash into the net on match point.

"When you win the first set 6-0 it's easy to lose your concentration a little bit," the eighth seed told reporters.

"That's what happened to me at the start of the second set but I managed to wake up soon and finish the match."

Cibulkova added: "I know I've lost all three of my previous finals including the one last week, but I feel if I continue playing the way I do now sooner or later I'll win one."

WTA Moscow - 1/2 finals

Reuters

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