Tennis - Cibulkova exits in Paris

Fourth seed Dominika Cibulkova was dumped out of the Paris Open while top seed Sara Errani progressed.

Tennis - Cibulkova exits in Paris

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Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova hits a return to her opponent Netherland's Kiki Bertens during the 21st edition of the Paris WTA Open (AFP)

Slovak Cibulkova exited in straight sets 7-5 6-4 to Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens.

The 21-year-old Bertens earned a quarter-final against sixth seed Lucie Safarova, who beat Alize Cornet 6-2 4-6 6-2.

"Dominika's a good opponent and it was a really good match," Bertens said. "She was playing well so I got nervous the last game, but I'm happy I managed to keep serving well and I'm happy with the win."

Magdalena Rybarikova completed a day to forget for Slovakia as she retired hurt at 4-0 down in the first set against Errani.

Errani suffered a first round loss to Carla Suárez Navarro at the Australian Open but the top seed will get a chance for some revenge in the quarter-finals.

Errani said: "The next match is going to be interesting because I know Carla very well and she beat me at the Australian Open. I like this surface and I just want to keep playing my game, and we will see how it goes tomorrow."

There was also woe for eighth-seeded Czech Klara Zakopalova as she went down to Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro.

Round two results

Kristina Mladenovic (France) beat Yanina Wickmayer (Belgium) 6-4 6-4

1-Sara Errani (Italy) beat Magdalena Rybarikova (Slovakia) 4-0 (Rybarikova retired)

6-Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) beat Alize Cornet (France) 6-2 4-6 6-2

Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain) beat 8-Klara Zakopalova (Czech Republic) 6-4 6-3

Kiki Bertens (Netherlands) beat 4-Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) 7-5 6-4

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