Cibulkova wins Carlsbad crown
Second seed Dominika Cibulkova beat top seed Marion Bartoli in straight sets to win the WTA Mercury Insurance Open in Carlsbad, California.
Bartoli had been taken to three sets in all three of her matches en route to the final, but there was no way back when Cibulkova got into her groove.
The 23-year-old Slovakian captured her second WTA Tour crown with a 6-1 7-5 victory in 95 minutes.
Cibulkova looked the more assured from the outset, breaking serve three times to storm through the first set. She won 14 of 22 points in all on the Frenchwoman's second serve.
The second set was a tighter affair and featured five breaks of serve, but Cibulkova edged it to leave world number 10 Bartoli without a WTA Tour title since last October.
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