Dominika Cibulkova has her second career title after beating Marion Bartoli in straight sets, 6-1 7-5, at the Mercury Insurance Open in Carlsbad, Calif.
Cibulkova didn't play perfectly, but put together a few dominant runs: after losing the match's opening game, she won the next six games to take the first set 6-1. In the next set, she broke serve twice in a row to bounce back from a 1-4 deficit to seize the lead, breaking Bartoli again at 6-5 for the tournament victory.
Cibulkova, who was the No. 2 seed in the tournament, won all four of her matches in the tournament in straight sets, closing it out with a victory over the No. 1 seed. She had lost four of her last five finals matches since winning the Kremlin Cup in October in Moscow. Next, she will represent Slovakia in both singles and doubles at the Olympics.
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