Cibulkova, Azarenka cruise to Wimbledon’s third round

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London, July 5 (IANS) Slovak Dominika Cibulkova advanced to the third round of Wimbledon, defeating American Jennifer Brady 6-4, 6-4 here on Wednesday.

One break in each set was all Cibulkova needed to defeat the 22-year-old Brady, who missed three break points in a match that lasted for one hour and 16 minutes, reports Efe.

The 28-year-old Cibulkova, the 2016 Wimbledon quarterfinalist, is now set to play against Croatian Ana Konjuh, seeded No. 27, who battled her way past Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-3.

Belarusian Victoria Azarenka also advanced to the third round, her first Grand Slam event after coming back from maternity leave, at the cost of Russian Elena Vesnina, semifinalist last year, 6-3, 6-3.

Azarenka, former World No.1, fired 26 winners on her way to get over Vesnina, Indian Wells champion, in 99 minutes.

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Azarenka is set to play against British Heather Watson, who defeated Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia 6-0, 6-4.



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