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Cibulkova outlasts Radwanska to win at Stanford
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Dominika Cibulkova hits a forehand against Agnieszka Radwanska during the finals of the Bank of the West Classic tennis tournament, Sunday, July 28, 2013, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)
July 28, 2013, 8:00 pm

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) 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 aggressive 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 as her father ran out of the stands to give her a hug.

The victory gave Cibulkova her third career singles title and first win against Radwanska in four tries.

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