Agence France-PresseApril 18, 2014 13:33
World number 10 Dominika Cibulkova narrowly beat Kazakhstan's Zarina Diyas Friday to advance into the semi-finals of the Malaysian Open.
The Slovakian top seed struggled against sixth seed and world number 93 Diyas, losing the first set before eventually gaining the upper hand for a 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 win.
Cibulkova, 24, who is seeking her fifth career WTA Tour title, will now meet third seed and defending champion Karolina Pliskova.
The Czech world number 75 defeated Turkey's Cagla Buyukakcay 6-4, 6-4 in her quarter-final.