World number eight Petra Kvitova's Australian Open preparations were dealt another blow when she was trounced in straight sets in the first round at the Sydney International by Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova.
Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia plays a forehand return during her first-round match against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic at the Sydney International tennis event on January 6, 2013. Cibulkova won in straight sets 6-1, 6-1.
Fifth-seed Czech Kvitova, the 2011 Wimbledon champion, continued her form slump in Sydney, losing 6-1, 6-1 to Cibulkova in little more than an hour.
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