Cibulkova tops Pliskova, wins Eastbourne

Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova celebrates her victory over Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova during day six of the Eastbourne International women's tennis tournament at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne England, Saturday, June 25, 2016. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES

EASTBOURNE, England (AP) Dominika Cibulkova won her second title of the year when she defeated Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 7-5, 6-3 Saturday in the Eastbourne International final.

The match was closely contested throughout, with neither player gaining an early advantage as six of the first eight games went against serve.

Cibulkova, who was playing in her fourth final of the year after winning Katowice and finishing as runner-up in Acapulco and Madrid, eventually broke serve for a fourth time to take the opening set.

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