Cibulkova wins maiden title after epic final

Sun, 23 Oct 13:08:00 2011

Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova won the first WTA title of her career as she beat Estonia's Kaia Kanepi in an epic Kremlin Cup final in Moscow.

Dominika Cibulkova - 0

Cibulkova lost the opening set to Kanepi, but dominated the second set tie-break before an astonishing third set that was decided when Cibulkova broke at 5-5 before serving out a 3-6 7-6(1) 7-5 victory.

The victory ended the wait for the world number 20, who lost in the final of WTA Linz last week to Petra Kvitova.

Cibulkova had looked on course to win the third set after being broken to love while serving at 4-3 up, but in the end the match came down to a few crucial points and it was the Estonian world number 43 who blinked first.

WTA Moscow - Final


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