Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia hits a return to Laura Siegemund of Germany during their women's singles first round match at the Sydney International tennis tournament in Sydney on January 9, 2017. / AFP / PETER PARKS /
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Women's world number six Dominika Cibulkova and former top-ranked player Caroline Wozniacki took contrasting routes to the second round of the Sydney International Monday.Cibulkova dropped just two games in her 6-2 6-0 demolition of Germany's Laura Siegemund as the reigning WTA Finals champion set up a second-round meeting with Eugenie Bouchard of Canada.Wozniacki survived a second set meltdown to beat Olympic champion Monica Puig 6-3 2-6 6-4 .Cibulkova needed three grueling sets against Siegemund in their only previous meeting last year in Wuhan but was a lot more assertive Monday.The defeat prolonged former U.S. Open champion Stosur's poor build-up for the Australian Open, starting in Melbourne next Monday, as she had also lost in the first round to Garbine Muguruza in Brisbane last week.
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