Furious Cibulkova routs Hsieh

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Taipei Times
Date: Jul 10, 2018

Dominika Cibulkova yesterday shrugged off a furious line call controversy

Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei objects to a line call in her Wimbledon women’s singles fourth-round match against Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia in London yesterday. Photo: AP

to power into the Wimbledon quarter-finals with a 6-4, 6-1 rout of Taiwanese giant-killer Hsieh Su-wei.

Cibulkova was furious when Hsieh successfully persuaded the umpire to replay a point that was initially called in the Slovakian’s favor and would have given her three set points in the opening set.

However, the 29-year-old challenged her anger to crush Hsieh — who had shocked world No. 1 Simona Halep in the third round.

Cibulkova is ranked 33rd in the world and controversially missed out on being seeded at Wimbledon when tournament officials moved up seven-time champion Serena Williams into the seedings, despite the American being ranked outside the top 150 following her maternity leave.

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