Posted July 21, 2012 on AP on Fox
Second-seeded Dominika Cibulkova beat Nadia Petrova 7-6 (8), 6-1 on Saturday to reach the finals of the Mercury Insurance Open. After Cibulkova came back in the tiebreaker to pull out the first set, she dominated the second set over a visibly tired Petrova to reach her second final of the season. The fourth-seeded Petrova called for the trainer for heat illness at the end of the tiebreaker. Cibulkova, looking for her first title of the season, will face either top-seeded Marion Bartoli of France or qualifier Chan Yung-Jan of Taiwan in Sunday's final. Cibulkova broke Petrova's serve to start the second set and ran out to a 4-0 lead for her third consecutive straight-set victory. Petrova won only 12 points in the second set. Petrova served for the first set at 6-5, but Cibulkova broke back on a backhand passing shot.

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