French Open semi-finalist Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova has beaten crowd favourite Aravane Rezai 6-3 6-4 at the ASB Classic in Auckland.
Cibulkova's victory sets up a showdown with top seed Flavia Pennetta
tomorrow after the Italian's victory over Carla Suarez Navarro earlier today.
Today's other winners included Shahar Peer, Maria Kirilenko, third seed Yanina Wickmayer and fourth seed Franchesca Schiavone.
- NZ HERALD STAFF