London - Dominika
Cibulkova shrugged off a furious line call controversy to power into
the Wimbledon quarter-finals with a 6-4, 6-1 rout of Taiwanese
giant-killer Hsieh Su-Wei on Monday.
Cibulkova was furious when Hsieh successfully persuaded the umpire to
replay a point that was initially called in the Slovakian's favour and
would have given her three set points in the opening set.
But the 29-year-old challenged her anger to crush Hsieh - who had shocked world number one Simona Halep in the previous round.
Cibulkova is ranked 33rd in the world and controversially missed out
on being seeded at Wimbledon when tournament officially moved up
seven-time champion Serena Williams into the seedings despite the
American being ranked outside the top 150 following her maternity leave.
Although Cibulkova complained about the decision, the former
Australian Open finalist has refocused well enough to make her third
She faces Latvian 12th seed Jelena Ostapenko, a former French Open champion, for a place in the semi-finals.
Wimbledon results on Monday, the seventh day of the 2018 championships (x denotes seeded player):
Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) bt Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE) 6-4, 6-1
Jelena Ostapenko (LAT x12) bt Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) 7-6 (7/4), 6-0