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Cibulkova downs Bartoli at Carlsbad

July 22, 2012 at 7:20 PM

CARLSBAD, Calif., July 22 (UPI) -- Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova handled No. 1 seed Marion Bartoli in straight sets Sunday in the title match of the Mercury Insurance Open.

Cibulkova downed the Frenchwoman 6-1, 7-5 in a 95-minute match at Carlsbad, Calif., picking up her second career title in four finals appearances.

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Her only other championship came when she bested Kaia Kanepi in Moscow last year.

Bartoli, meanwhile, fell short in a bid for her first victory since last year's event in Osaka.

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