Categories: NewsTennis

Dominika Cibulkova Announces Retirement From Professional Tennis

Former World Number four, Dominika Cibulkova announced her retirement from professional tennis. The Slovakian star lost to Aryna Sabalenka in the opening round of Roland Garros 2019, since then she did not play a professional match. She broke the news at the debut signing of her book “Tennis Is My Life”.

“My last match was at Roland Garros. I wanted to take time to find out how I feel about it, and I feel that today is the perfect day to do it. I’ve thought about it for a long time and I’m excited about my new life,” she announced.

Cibulkova’s first of eight Tour titles came in Moscow (2011), where she defeated Kaia Kanepi in the finals. She has reached the finals of the Melbourne major and semifinals of French Open. Thrice she made it to the quarterfinals of Wimbledon and in 2010 she reached the last eight round at the US Open.

Australian Open 2014

The 2014 Australian Open finalist, Dominika Cibulkova collected only two victories in the 2019 season. In 2014, her career was peaking. She defeated Maria Sharapova, Simona Halep and Agnieszka Radwanska and set up an Australian Open final against Li Na.

In the midst of her Aussie Open success, she was featured on the cover of The Washington Post that week. That year, she won the Mexican Open title in Acapulco. Later, her quarterfinal victory over Agnieszka Radwanska at Sony Open in Miami opened her doors to the top-ten rankings on the WTA’s ladder.

Post that, Dominika Cibulkova dealt with injuries and she underwent an Achilles surgery in 2015. However, the Slovakian resurged as a champion in Katowice Open 2016 and Eastbourne International 2016.

Dominika Cibulkova defeated Angelique Kerber

She continued to be victorious at WTA Finals 2019 in Singapore.  She beat the then World Number one, Angelique Kerber in straight sets to claim the WTA Finals 2016 title in her first appearance at the tournament and became the fourth player (after Serena Williams in 2001, Maria Sharapova in 2004 and Petra Kvitova in 2011) to win the tournament on debut.

Mahalakshmi Murali

Recent Posts

Maria Sharapova To Play World TeamTennis Celebrity All-Star Match 2020

World TeamTennis will be featuring the best American tennis players and Maria Sharapova is also scheduled to play their event…

19 mins ago

Kimi Raikkonen Reveals He was Very Close to Signing for Williams in 2012 For F1 Return

Kimi Raikkonen is pretty much the elder statesman in Formula One, with a long career spanning right from 2001. Recently,…

2 hours ago

Who is The Lucky Lady for Kevin Durant?

It might be true that the NBA All-Star Kevin Durant does not have a wife. The previous serious girlfriend Durant…

4 hours ago

Promises Broken, Unfair Situation: Pierre Gasly Reveals Shock and Anger After Red Bull F1 Demotion

Toro Rosso driver Pierre Gasly has had a rollercoaster of a time in the 2019 Formula 1 season. Following Daniel…

5 hours ago

3 Possible Destinations for the Memphis Star Andre Iguodala.

Andre Iguodala currently plays as a Small Forward or a Shooting Guard for the Memphis Grizzlies in the NBA. Being…

5 hours ago

Novak Djokovic – The Man Behind The Revolution of Serbian Tennis

Novak Djokovic, a kid hailing from the war-torn region Belgrade has shaped the present state of Serbian tennis. Almost 17 years…

5 hours ago