Witthoeft put on a good fight. Sometimes she hits her forehand with a bit more spin and Cibulkova made some errors trying to deal with those shots. At the end Pome was fighting and wasn't making as many errors and therefore deserved the win.
Cibulkova has a good shot at the final or even the title but she needs to up her level.
Carina led 3-0 40-0 on Domi serve in the 3rd set and after that won her service game easily. She was very tired at the end of the match, but I'm not surprised, because she was running a lot in that match (Pome was the offensive side).
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