Dominika Cibulkova

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Sam Stosur's French Open optimism against Australian Open finalist Dominika Cibulkova

Sam Stosur.

Linda Pearce Sam Stosur cannot let Dominika Cibulkova play the way she likes to, and Cibulkova knows she cannot allow Stosur to play the way she has.

Australian Open Day 10: Dominika Cibulkova v Simona Halep

Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia)
Cibulkova in action.

Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova celebrates after victory in her women's singles match against Romania's Simona Halep on day ten of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne.

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Australian Open: Dominika Cibulkova reaches her second grand slam semi

Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova

Dominika Cibulkova has marched into the semi-finals at the Australian Open with a commanding straight-sets victory over Romanian Simona Halep.

Australian Open: Dominika Cibulkova through to final

Dominika Cibulkova.

Slovakian underdog Dominika Cibulkova stunned fifth seed Agnieszka Radwanska, losing just three games to storm into an Australian Open final against China's Li Na.

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Australian Open: Maria Sharapova loses to Dominika Cibulkova

Dominika Cibulkova.

Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova causes the second huge women's upset at the Australian Open in as many days, downing third seed Maria Sharapova in the fourth round.

Australian Open: Dominika Cibulkova v Maria Sharapova

Dominika Cibulkova

Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova has caused the second huge women's upset at the Australian Open in as many days, downing third seed Maria Sharapova in the fourth round.

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Tennis-Lisicki fires fastest ever serve in Stanford defeat

German Sabine Lisicki fired the fastest serve ever recorded at a WTA event on Tuesday, unleashing a 210.8 kph (131 mph) bomb in her first round loss to Ana Ivanovic at the Stanford Classic.

Camila Giorgi upsets Victoria Azarenka at Eastbourne

Former world number one Victoria Azarenka has lost her first match after a three-month injury layoff to Italy's Camila Giorgi at the ATP-WTA Eastbourne International.

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Sam Stosur trying to solve a problem named Maria

Going up: Sam Stosur during her straight sets win over Dominika Cibulkova that took her into the final 16.

Linda Pearce Digging deeply into her reserves of optimism, Sam Stosur noted wryly that, well, at least none of her 13 losses from 15 attempts against Maria Sharapova have come at Roland Garros.

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Rising star Simona Halep shoulders Romania's hopes in French Open final

Simona Halep

Christopher Clarey One of the quirks and delights of the grand slam tennis tournaments is that the game's historical figures are often still here on site, playing in the senior events, watching from the stands or the...

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Samantha Stosur, Marinko Matosevic win in Madrid

Sam Stosur during a minute's silence for British tennis player Elena Baltacha, who died during day three of the Madrid Masters.

Madrid Samantha Stosur starts her European claycourt season with an upset straight sets win over ninth seed Dominika Cibulkova.

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Novak Djokovic makes winning return at Rome Masters

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic made a winning return nearly a month after suffering a wrist injury, starting the Rome Masters on a rainy Tuesday with a 6-3 7-5 defeat of Radek Stepanek.

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Samantha Stosur's French Open confidence boost

Samantha Stosur.

A confidence-boosting return to clay has Samantha Stosur feeling like a grand slam threat again ahead of the French Open.

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Stosur out to stop slam slump at French

Samantha Stosur.

Liam FitzGibbon, Paris Australia's top ranked tennis player Samantha Stosur is looking to a favourite event, the French Open, to halt her grand slam slump.

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Canberra's Nick Kyrgios handed tough first-round French Open draw

Canberra's Nick Kyrgios faces a tough first-up test at the French Open.

Liam FitzGibbon Canberra's Nick Kyrgios will face the No.8 seed in the first round at Roland Garros.

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Sam Stosur's French Open hopes take dive after draw

Liam Fitzgibbon, Paris Samantha Stosur's French Open hopes have taken a significant hit after being lumped in the same quarter of the draw as the past two champions, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova.

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Hard road ahead for Australians at French Open

Linda Pearce

Linda Pearce The last Australian champion in Paris was Margaret Court in 1973, and it seems wildly optimistic to suggest that the long, long wait will end this year.

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2014 French Open draw - women's singles

Top seed: Serena Williams.

The completed draw for the women's singles at the 2014 French Open which gets underway at Roland Garros on Sunday (prefiprefix number denotes seeding) (prefix number denotes seeding).

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Nishikori out, Sharapova waltzes through to second round

Maria Sharapova had an easy passage into the second round.

Linda Pearce, Paris With the demise of Kei Nishikori, the French Open men's draw lost its first single-figure seed early on a damp second day at Roland Garros.

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Is Sam Stosur a French Open smokey?

Australia's Samantha Stosur returns the ball to Austria's Yvonne Meusburger.

Linda Pearce Sam Stosur has done what she usually does: reach the third round of the French Open.

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