Dominika Cibulkova life and biography

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Dominika Cibulkova biography

Date of birth : 1989-05-06
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Piešťany, Czechoslovakia
Nationality : Slovak
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-05-06
Credited as : Professional Tennis player, WTA tour, US Open

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Dominika Cibulková is a Slovak professional tennis player. She is also a former World Junior No. 3, achieving that ranking in May 2005. Her career-high ranking of World No. 12 was achieved on July 6, 2009. As of March 21, 2011, she is ranked World No. 25. Her best result was reaching the semifinals of the 2009 French Open.

Dominika Cibulkova became the second woman from Slovakia to reach the semis of a Grand Slam when she advanced to that round at Roland Garros in 2009. She achieved a career-high ranking of No. 12 that year, when she also reached the fourth round of the Australian Open. In 2008, she was a finalist in Amelia Island and Montreal. Cibulkova represented Slovakia in the 2008 Olympics.

CAREER:

2010:
Cibulková started the 2010 tour by reaching the quarterfinals of both the ASB Classic where she defeated Aravane Rezaï 6-3, 6-4 before losing to top seed Flavia Pennetta 6-1, 6-2 in the quarterfinals and the Medibank International defeating No. 3 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova 7–5, 6–2 before losing to Victoria Azarenka 2-6, 6-2, 7-5. However at the Australian Open where she was seeded 23rd, Cibulková was upset by Vania King in the first round 6–3, 6–7(5), 7–5.

At the 2010 Monterrey Open, Cibulková was the 4th seed. She came from a set down to beat No. 5 seed Ágnes Szávay in the quarterfinals. She fell to fellow Slovak and No. 2 seed Daniela Hantuchová in three sets. At the 2010 BNP Paribas Open she was upset by Sara Errani in the second round after receiving a bye. At the 2010 Sony Ericsson Open, Cibulková lost in the third round to Justine Henin, 6–4, 6–4. At the 2010 MPS Group Championships as the 3rd seed she cruised thorugh the semifinals before losing to Olga Govortsova 6-4, 7-5. At the 2010 Internazionali BNL d'Italia she lost in the third round to Maria Kirilenko 4-6, 6-1, 6-1. At the 2010 Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open she lost in the second round to 13th seed Li NaAt the 2010 French Open, where she reach the semifinals the year before, she lost in the third round 6-3, 6-4 to the world No. 2 Venus Williams.

She then played at the 2010 UNICEF Open losing to Kirsten Flipkens 6-2, 6-3 at the quarterfinals. At the Wimbledon 2010, where she upset Lucie Šafářová and defeating Ayumi Morita. She lost in the third round 6-0, 7-5 to world no. 1 Serena Williams. She then lost in the first round of 2010 Banka Koper Slovenia Open to Ksenia Pervak 6-1 6-3 and then suffered 4 straight loses in the second round of 2010 Bank of the West Classic to Yanina Wickmayer 6-1 6-4, first rounds of the 2010 Mercury Insurance Open to Vera Zvonareva 6-0 3-6 6-4, 2010 Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open to Alona Bondarenko 3-6 6-2 6-3 and the 2010 Rogers Cup to Maria Kirilenko 6-0, 6-3. she broke this streak at the 2010 Pilot Pen Tennis by being a lucky loser and reaching the second round before losing to Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-1.
Cibulková at the 2010 US Open.

At the 2010 US Open, Cibulková advanced to her second career Grand Slam quarterfinal after defeating Stefanie Vögele 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, Kateryna Bondarenko 6-2, 5-7, 7-6(7), Lourdes Domínguez Lino 6-0, 6-1, and 11th seed Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-5, 7-6(4). She lost to the top seed Caroline Wozniacki 2-6, 5-7 in the quarterfinals.

2011:
Cibulková began the year by reaching the quarterfinals of the 2011 Brisbane International, facing Petra Kvitová losing 0-6, 4-6 then entering the 2011 Medibank International Sydney where she made her one of her biggest upset of her young career and first No. 1 win in Caroline Wozniacki prevailing 6-3, 6-3. She was defeated by Alisa Kleybanova in the third round, 6-3, 5-7, 6-2.

PERSONAL:

Coached by Vladimir Platenik; does off-court training with Maros Molnar
Introduced to tennis at age 7 by parents, Katarina Cibulkova and Milan Cibulka
Speaks Slovakian and English
Favorite surfaces are clay and hard; favorite shot is swing volley
Enjoys listening to music, going to cinema and spending time with friends
Considers '9' her lucky number
Person most admired is Kim Clijsters
Self-described as happy person with a lot of energy
Favorite cities are Paris, New York and Bratislava.

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