Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (SportsNetwork.com) - Top seed Dominika Cibulkova was an easy first-round winner Wednesday at the Malaysian Open tennis event.
The diminutive Australian Open runner-up blew past Turkish qualifier Pemra Ozgen 6-1, 6-3 in 61 minutes at Bukit Kiara Equestrian and Country Resort.
The Slovakian Cibulkova's second-round opponent on Thursday will be Taipei's Su-Wei Hsieh, the 2012 Kuala Lumpur champion.
Meanwhile, fourth-seeded Austrian Patricia Mayr-Achleitner got past Montenegro's Danka Kovinic 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 to reach the quarterfinals.
In some other second-round action on Day 3, sixth-seeded Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan dropped Italian qualifier Giulia Gatto-Monticone 6-1, 6-4 and Poland's Magda Linette drubbed Ukrainian qualifier Lyudmyla Kichenok 6-1, 6-2.
Also on Thursday, third-seeded and defending champion Karolina Pliskova will meet Chinese qualifier Duan Ying-Ying in the round of 16. The Czech Pliskova beat American Bethanie Mattek-Sands in last year's Kuala Lumpur finale.
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