Cibulkova, Garcia move on at Pan Pacific

(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

TOKYO (AP) Fifth-seeded Dominika Cibulkova is targeting a strong finish to the season after dispatching Carla Suarez Navarro 6-3, 6-3 to book a second-round spot in the Pan Pacific Open on Tuesday.

Cibulkova has momentum after posting her best result of the season in August when reaching the final of the Connecticut Open.

She carried that to Tokyo, racing 5-1 ahead. Suarez Navarro broke in a seventh game that contained four deuces, and briefly threatened to fight her way back.

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