Stanford, California,July 29: Dominika Cibulkova avenged one of the worst losses ever in a WTA Tour final, outlasting Agnieszka Radwanska 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 to win the Bank of the West Classic on Sunday.
Seven months after failing to even win a game against Radwanska in the Sydney final, Cibulkova came out aggressively and put the top-seeded Radwanska on the run. The third-seeded Cibulkova overcame two service breaks in the final set—both on double-faults—to win the final four games.
The Slovak sealed the match on the fifth championship point with a backhand, crosscourt winner. She fell to the hard court and covered her face in celebration.
The victory gave Cibulkova her third career singles title and first win against Radwanska in four attempt.