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By Tennis Now | Friday, February 23, 2018

Dominika Cibulkova

Top-seeded Dominika Cibulkova stopped Johanna Larsson, 6-3, 6-2, to reach her first semifinal of the season in Budapest.

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Dominika Cibulkova continues her Budapest burst.

The top-seeded Cibulkova cruised past Johanna Larsson, 6-3, 6-2, into her first semifinal since New Haven last August.

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Cibulkova has not surrendered a set in three wins this week.

The 33rd-ranked Slovak will face Mona Barthel for a spot in the Hungarian Ladies Open final.

Barthel pumped six aces sweeping Belgian qualifier Ysaline Bonaventure, 6-3, 6-4.

The 28-year-old Cibulkova is bidding for her ninth career title.

Lucky loser Viktoria Kuzmova advanced to her first career WTA semifinal with a 6-4, 6-2 conquest of Petra Martic

Kuzmova has not dropped a set scoring main-draw wins over Sorana Cirstea, Sabine Lisicki and Martic this week.  She will play Alison Van Uytvanck in the semifinals.

The 80th-ranked Van Uytvanck swept second-seeded Shuai Zhang, 6-2, 6-4.


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