Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (SportsNetwork.com) -
Top seed Dominika Cibulkova was an easy second-round winner Thursday at the Malaysian Open tennis event.
The diminutive Australian Open runner-up pasted 2012 Kuala Lumpur champion Su-Wei Hsieh, of Taipei, 6-1, 6-2 at Bukit Kiara Equestrian and Country Resort.
The Slovakian Cibulkova will meet sixth-seeded Zarina Diyas, of Kazakhstan, in Friday's quarterfinals.
Rising star: Camila Giorgi
By Scott Riley, Tennis Editor
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) -
It's been a while since we've talked about a young rising Italian women's tennis star, but things may be changing, thanks to Camila Giorgi.
Giorgi is a 22-year-old who has yet to title on the WTA, but she found her way into her first-ever tour final last week at a clay court event in Poland. The youngster wound up losing to Frenchwoman Alize Cornet in a more-than-three- hour battle in Katowice, but it was still just the type of result the Macerata, Italy, native, who now resides in France, was looking for. Not the loss in the final, but the trek into it. Cornet, who saved a match point against Giorgi en route to the championship, also beat the Italian in the second round at the Australian Open back in January.