Hantuchova defeats Slovakian rival Cibulkova

Daniela Hantuchova came from a set down to defeat fellow

Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 on Saturday in the

semifinals of the Monterrey Open.

Second-seeded Hantuchova will be looking for her fourth WTA

title in Sunday’s final against either third-seeded Russian

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova or unseeded Latvian Anastasija Sevastova

at the Mexican outdoor hard-court event. They played a semifinal

later Saturday.

Hantuchova, 26, improved her record against her 20-year-old

rival to 3-0 – two wins on hard court and one on clay.