Dominika Cibulkova

  • Dominika Cibulkova to play Donna Vekic in Malaysian Open final April 19, 2014

    Malaysia: Top-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia overcame a fighting Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-3 in the semi-finals of the Malaysian Open on Saturday. Cibulkova won her second successive match from a set down and will play seventh-seeded Donna Vekic of Croatia in Sunday's final. Cibulkova, who reached...
  • Dominika Cibulkova reaches Malaysian Open semis April 18, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Top-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia rallied to beat Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 on Friday and reach the semi-finals of the Malaysian Open. The 10th-ranked Cibulkova saved 20 break points to prevail over her sixth-seeded opponent after more than 2 ½ hours. Cibulkova will play third-seeded Karolina Pliskova...
  • Cibulkova reaches Malaysian Open quarterfinals April 17, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Top-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia needed just over an hour to beat Su-Wei Hsieh of Taiwan 6-1, 6-2 on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of Malaysian Open. Third-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic also advanced, beating Ying-Ying Duan of China 6-1, 6-3 to set up a quarterfinal against...
  • Williams, Li set up enticing Miami showdown March 28, 2014

    Serena Williams and Li Na swept past familiar foes at the Sony Open on Thursday, setting up an exciting showdown for the Miami hardcourt crown between the world's top ranked players. World number one Williams continued her utter domination of Maria Sharapova with a 6-4, 6-3 win over the fourth-seeded Russian,...
  • Li, Pennetta and Dolgopolov make Indian Wells semis March 14, 2014

    China's Li Na won her rematch with Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova in the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells on Thursday. In her first meeting with Cibulkova since the Australian Open final in January, Li once again proved too strong for her younger opponent, winning 6-3 4-6, 6-3 in...
  • Dimitrov beats Anderson to win Mexican Open March 2, 2014

    Acapulco, (Mexico): Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov won his second career title by edging South Africa's Kevin Anderson 7-6 (1), 3-6, 7-6 (5) on Sunday morning to claim the title of the Mexican Open. On the women's side of the tournament, Dominika Cibulkova beat American Christina McHale 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-4. Dimitrov, fourth seeded...
  • Dominika Cibulkova beats Christina McHale to win Mexican Open title March 2, 2014

    Mexico: Dominika Cibulkova beat American Christina McHale 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-4 on Saturday to win the Mexican Open. The top-seeded Slovak, second in the Australian Open in January, won her fourth career title and first since Stanford in 2013. The 21-year-old McHale, ranked 70th, reached her first tour title match. Previously, her...
  • Cibulkova to play Fed Cup for Slovakia January 29, 2014

    Bratislava: Australian Open finalist Dominika Cibulkova was named in the Slovakian team ahead of next month's first round of the Fed Cup against Germany. Cibulkova lost to Li Na 7-6 (3), 6-0 in her first major final, which saw her jump to No.13 in the WTA rankings. In a team announced on...
  • Dominika Cibulkova hopes first grand slam final won't be her last January 26, 2014

    Melbourne: Dominika Cibulkova didn't speak to her parents back in Slovakia before the biggest tennis match of her life. In fact, she hadn't spoken to them for nearly two weeks. "We were superstitious," she said in her post-match news conference, beaming despite losing the women's final to Li Na 7-6 (3),...
  • Li Na wins the Australian Open 2014 women's singles title January 25, 2014

    Melbourne: Li Na made it third time lucky in the Australian Open final, beating Dominika Cibulkova 7-6 (3), 6-0 on Saturday to become the oldest woman to clinch the title here in the Open era. Li, who turns 32 next month, lost Australian Open finals to Kim Clijsters in 2011...
  • Australian Open 2014: Li Na to play Dominika Cibulkova in women's singles final January 24, 2014

    Melbourne: This will be Li Na's third time in the Australian Open final and her goal, she half-jokes, is to not fall down. For Dominika Cibulkova, the game plan is to enjoy the moment that she describes as a beautiful dream coming true. The No. 4-seeded Li is the favorite to...
  • Dominika Cibulkova into Australian Open semi-finals January 22, 2014

    Melbourne: Dominika Cibulkova won the last eight games in a one-hour, 6-3, 6-0 quarterfinal rout Wednesday of No. 11-seeded Simona Halep of Romania at the Australian Open. The diminutive Cibulkova, among the shortest women on the WTA tour at 1.61 meters (5-feet-3), pounded Halep from the back of the court to...
  • Dominika Cibulkova shocks Maria Sharapova at Australian Open January 20, 2014

    Melbourne: Maria Sharapova followed Serena Williams out of the Australian Open after the second fourth-round upset in 24 hours. Third-seeded Sharapova lost 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 to Dominika Cibulkova on Monday, struggling with her serve in the second and third sets and making 45 unforced errors as she tried to claw her...
  • Wozniacki, Kerber advance at Sydney International January 6, 2014

    Sydney: Only days after her New Year's Eve engagement to golfer Rory McIlroy, Caroline Wozniacki opened her 2014 season on Monday with a 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 win over Julia Goerges of Germany in the first round of the Sydney International. Wozniacki withdrew from the Brisbane International last week after hurting...
  • Cibulkova outlasts Radwanska to win at Stanford July 29, 2013

    California: Dominika Cibulkova avenged one of the worst losses ever in a WTA Tour final, outlasting Agnieszka Radwanska 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 to win the Bank of the West Classic on Sunday. Seven months after failing to even win a game against Radwanska in the Sydney final, Cibulkova came out aggressively and...
  • Cibulkova, Radwanska to meet in Stanford final July 28, 2013

    California: Dominika Cibulkova hopes her latest WTA Tour final goes better than her last. Agnezia Radwanska wouldn't mind making her relive that nightmare. Both will get the chance on Sunday. Cibulkova coasted past Sorana Cirstea 6-4, 6-0 in the Bank of the West Classic semi-finals on Saturday. A few hours later,...
  • Dominika Cibulkova reaches semi-finals at Stanford July 27, 2013

    Stanford: Dominika Cibulkova credits her new mental approach to the game as helping her move into the Bank of the West semifinals with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Urszula Radwanska on Friday. "When things get tight, I start to think more," the third-seeded Cibulkova said. Cibulkova won her first four games and...
  • Slovakia lead Russia 1-0 in Fed Cup semi-finals April 20, 2013

    Moscow: Dominika Cibulkova rallied to beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 5-7, 6-1, 6-4 in the opening singles on Saturday to give Slovakia a 1-0 lead over Russia in the Fed Cup World Group semifinals. Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia was scheduled to play Maria Kirilenko in the second singles match on indoor clay...
  • Slovakia pick Hantuchova for Fed Cup semis April 19, 2013

    Moscow: Slovakia chose the experienced Daniela Hantuchova over the higher-ranked Magdalena Rybarikova to back up Dominika Cibulkova against Russia in their Fed Cup semi-final this weekend. Cibulkova will open against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, followed by Hantuchova playing Maria Kirilenko in the second singles on indoor clay at Krylatskoye Ice Stadium. Rybarikova was picked...
  • Pavlyuchenkova to open for Russia in Fed Cup semis April 19, 2013

    Moscow: Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova will face Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova in the opening singles of their Fed Cup semi-final on Saturday. Maria Kirilenko was nominated to play Slovak veteran Daniela Hantuchova in the second singles on indoor clay at Krylatskoye Ice Stadium In doubles, which concludes the semi on Sunday, Ekaterina Makarova...
  • Serbia ties Slovakia 1-1 in Fed Cup after Cibulkova retirement February 9, 2013

    Serbia: Slovakia conceded a 1-1 tie to host Serbia after Dominika Cibulkova retired hurt while leading her singles in the first round of the Fed Cup on Saturday. Cibulkova had to gift Vesna Dolonc the win, despite leading 6-4, 5-4, when she was overcome by an apparent leg muscle strain. She...
  • Wozniacki beats Cibulkova to make Kremlin semis October 19, 2012

    Moscow: Ana Ivanovic will face Samantha Stosur in the semifinal of the Kremlin Cup after straight-set victories Friday. Ivanovic beat Vesna Dolonc 6-4, 6-1, while the top-seeded Stosur defeated Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic 6-1, 6-3. Stosur won six consecutive games in the first set but trailed 3-1 in the second...
  • Cibulkova advances to 2nd round at Kremlin Cup October 16, 2012

    Moscow: Defending champion Dominika Cibulkova advanced to the second round of the Kremlin Cup, rallying to beat Ekaterina Makarova of Russia 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 on Tuesday. The fifth-seeded Slovakian, who won her second career title in the United States in July, struggled in the first set, losing four consecutive games. But...
  • Bartoli beats Yung-Jan to reach Carlsbad final July 22, 2012

    Carlsbad: Top-seeded Marion Bartoli rebounded from a poor first set for a 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory over qualifier Chan Yung-Jan on Saturday that sent her into the final of the Mercury Insurance Open. The Frenchwoman will face second-seeded Dominika Cibulkova, a 7-6 (8), 6-1 winner over Russia's Nadia Petrova in the...
  • French Open: Azarenka out, Djokovic survives June 4, 2012

    Paris: Victoria Azarenka was knocked out of the French Open fourth round on Sunday and could now lose her world number one ranking, while Novak Djokovic narrowly avoided following her to the exit. Belarussian Azarenka was beaten 6-2, 7-6 by Slovakian 15th seed Dominika Cibulkova and must wait to see if...
  • Top-seeded Azarenka loses at French Open June 3, 2012

    Paris: Victoria Azarenka did damage to her racket but failed to have much of an impact on her opponent. The No. 1 seed at the French Open fell 6-2, 7-6 (4) to 15th-seeded Dominika Cibulkova on a windy, gray day at Roland Garros where the world's top-ranked player hardly looked the...
  • Safina storms into French Open final June 5, 2009

    New Delhi: World No. 1 Dinara Safina moved one step closer to a maiden Grand Slam title on Thursday as she reached the French Open final with a 6-3, 6-3 error-strewn victory over Slovak Dominika Cibulkova. The Russian, a finalist at Roland Garros last year, needed one hour 41 minutes...
  • Sharapova loses to Cibulkova, but wins crowd June 3, 2009

    Paris: Maria Sharapova left the French Open on Tuesday following a 6-0, 6-2 quarter-final demolition by Slovak Dominika Cibulkova but it was not all bad news as she had finally won over the fickle Roland Garros crowd. The former world No. 1, who was jeered off court after being eliminated in...
  • Safina wins Rogers Cup, her third title in six events August 4, 2008

    New Delhi: Dinara Safina beat Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 6-1 to win her first Rogers Cup title in Montreal. Safina quickly seized control in the opening set, going ahead by 3-0. She soon broke her opponent again to take the first set and kept up the pressure to take...