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Cibulkova exits Den Bosch; Halep stays hot on grass

1:45 PM, Jun 20, 2013   |    comments
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Den Bosch, Netherlands (Sports Network) - Second seed Dominika Cibulkova was a quarterfinal loser, while Romanian Simona Halep remained perfect on grass in 2013 at the $235,000 Topshelf Open, a final Wimbledon tune-up.

Spanish qualifier Garbine Muguruza took down the Slovakian Cibulkova 6-4, 6-4, while Halep leveled lucky loser and fellow non-seed Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine 6-3, 6-1 on Day 5 at Autotron Rosmalen.

The 21-year-old Halep is fresh off her first-ever WTA title in Germany last week and now 8-0 on grass this year.

Also on Thursday, third-seeded Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro overcame Bulgarian grass-court specialist Tsvetana Pironkova 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 and fourth- seeded Belgian Kirsten Flipkens doused seventh-seeded Pole Urszula Radwanska 6-4, 6-4. Radwanska was last year's Den Bosch runner-up to Russia's Nadia Petrova.

Friday's semifinals will pit Suarez Navarro against Halep and Flipkens versus Muguruza.

This week's champion will earn $43,000.

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