“On a Little Different Field”: Tennis Mothers Caroline Wozniacki and Dominika Cibulkova Reunite

Published 10/01/2021, 3:20 PM EDT
Dominika Cibulkova defeated Angelique Kerber


Caroline Wozniacki came into the spotlight after her heroic victory at the Australian Open 2018. The former World No. 1 has triumphed over 3o titles in her professional career. After struggling with injuries, the Danish player finally retired in January 2020. She spent a total of 71 weeks ranked No. 1 on the WTA circuit.

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Dominika Cibulkova is a Slovak former tennis player. Known for her aggressive style, Cibulkova has grabbed 8 WTA titles and 2 ITF titles in her career. A final appearance at the 2014 Australian Open where she lost to Li Na was one of her most significant accomplishments.

Recently, the iconic tennis players bumped into each other in a not-so-familiar setting.

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Caroline Wozniacki and Dominika Cibulkova Reunion

Caroline Wozniacki and Dominika Cibulkova shared a lovely picture of their reunion. Dominika Cibulkova took her Instagram to post an adorable picture of her and Wozniacki with their cute babies. She shared it with a caption, “What a lovely reunion today-on a little different field that we were used to for past 20 years.” To this, Caroline Wozniacki replied and commented,” So great seeing you today!!”

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The duo met many times on the tennis court, but this was an unusual meeting place for the duo. Clearly, the mothers looked happy and enjoying their post-retirement life.

Recently, Caroline Wozniacki announced that she’ll play her farewell match against her close friend Angelique Kerber. The match will take place on February 9, 2022, in the Royal Arena in Copenhagen.

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Wozniacki and Dominika Head-to-Head statistics

Caroline Wozniacki and Dominika Cibulkova met 14 times in their professional careers. Impressively, Wozniacki has conquered over 10 contests, while Dominika has won 4 matches. Their last encounter was at Pan Pacific Open in 2017. The quarter-final contest got interesting as both the players won 1 set each.

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark celebrates victory after her Ladies Singles third round match against Anett Kontaveit of Estonia on day six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Unfortunately, Dominika Cibulkova had to retire in the third set due to injury concerns. Wozniacki cruised to the finals of Pan Pacific Open in emphatic fashion. In the finals, she met Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia. The number three seed, Wozniacki, dominated the Russian throughout the match to claim the title.

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analyzing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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