Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia hits a return against Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain during their women's singles first round match at the Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo on September 19, 2017. / AFP / Toru YAMANAKA
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Fifth seed Dominika Cibulkova pummelled Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro 6-3, 6-3 on Tuesday to storm into the second round of the Pan Pacific Open.Cibulkova, who climbed as high as fourth in the women's rankings in 2016, underlined her early dominance by ripping a backhand down the line to take the first set.In other matches, Russia twice got the better of their American rivals, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova battling past Catherine Bellis 4-6, 6-0, 6-4 and Daria Kasatkina also taking three sets to see off Madison Brengle 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 .
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