By David Sweet
STANFORD, California– Sorana Cirstea won the final 10 games, including a third-set bagel, to beat Dominika Cibulkova in their quarterfinal match at the Bank of the West Classic.
Cirstea avenged her 6-1 6-1 trouncing by Cibulkova at this yearâ€™s Barcelona tournament.
Cirstea said in her news conference that she her solid serving was the key to her win.Â Cirstea talked about the long road back from a 2009 back injury that compromised her game throughout the past few years.
Cirstea will take onÂ Serena Williams who defeated Chanelle Scheepers.
David Sweet is covering the Bank of the West Tennis Classic at Stanford University for Tennis Panorama News July 9 -15, 2012. Follow his live updates on @tennisnewsTPN and personal twitter accountÂ @davidsweetphoto, and â€˜likeâ€™ his Facebook page â€œDavid Sweet Photography.â€ â€˜Likeâ€™Â the Tennis Panorama News Facebook page.