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Serena vs. Cibulkova in Aussie quarters

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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Serena Williams avenged her heaviest Grand Slam defeat with a comeback 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over Garbine Muguruza on Monday to reach the Australian Open quarterfinals.

The top-ranked Williams was pushed all the way by No. 24-seeded Muguruza, who matched her in the heavy-hitting rallies, and who had conceded only four games to her in a second-round upset last year at the French Open.

Five-time Australian Open winner Williams next faces Dominika Cibulkova, who reproduced the kind of tennis that helped her reach the final here last year as she beat two-time champion Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.

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2015 ATP Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 N. Djokovic 11,405
2 R. Federer 9,875
3 R. Nadal 6,585
4 S. Wawrinka 5,370
5 K. Nishikori 5,025
6 A. Murray 4,675
7 T. Berdych 4,660
8 M. Raonic 4,575
9 M. Cilic 4,150
10 D. Ferrer 4,145
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2015 WTA Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 S. Williams 8,016
2 M. Sharapova 7,335
3 S. Halep 6,571
4 P. Kvitova 6,360
5 A. Ivanovic 4,845
6 A. Radwanska 4,810
7 E. Bouchard 4,715
8 C. Wozniacki 4,625
9 A. Kerber 3,360
10 D. Cibulkova 3,007
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