Cibulkova upends top-seed Radwanska to claim Stanford crown|
Stanford, CA (Sports Network) - Third-seeded Dominika Cibulkova battled back
from a set down to upend top-seed Agnieszka Radwanska Sunday in the final at
the Bank of the West Classic.
The 24-year-old Slovakian claimed her third career WTA title and first since
winning Carlsbad last year by downing the top-seeded Pole by a 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
Cibulkova had lost her previous four meetings with Radwanska, including a 6-0,
6-0 blanking in the final at the Apira International at Sydney from earlier
After dropping the first set to Radwanska, Cibulkova fought back to take the
second before building a 5-4 cushion in the final set.
The world No. 4 Radwanska, who was seeking her 13th career singles title
overall and third this year, fended off four match points before finally
giving way to Cibulkova, who finished off a lengthy rally with a powerful
winner to secure the Stanford crown.
Cibulkova took home $125,000 for her first-place finish.
07/28 19:58:01 ET