Last Updated on August 2, 2021
Slovak tennis player Dominika Cibulkova announced the completion of a professional career.
“At the end of last season, I first thought that I already quite old! There are a lot of young girls in Tour who show excellent tennis. They play without fear and fight for every point. That’s when I thought:“ Okay, I probably have to finish “, – said Dominica.
Recall that Cibulkova spent her last match at the French Open.
“The realization that it was time to finish did not come to me right away. It was a long process, but when I lost at the tournament in Miami to Victoria Azarenko, I realized that that match should be the last.
However, then the coach reminded me that I promised to play for the national team. He convinced me to play at home for the last time and say goodbye to the fans, and only after that make a final decision.
So there was a plan to finish the game before the French Open, and then, without making any statements, go on summer vacation, take care of yourself, how to relax, put in order your thoughts, so that later you can look at the situation. The process was long.
It was strange at Roland Garros, because no one except my team knew that this was my last competition. By that time I was already 100% sure of that. It was not easy for me to make this decision, but after that I was relieved.
Tennis life is very difficult: moving, training, daily have to give one hundred percent. Already some time ago I was tired of this. Moreover, I have done enough and achieved what I never could have dreamed of, “the WTA press service quoted Cibulkova as saying.
- 8 WTA Titles(include Masters Cup WTA 2016)
- 4 -Career high on 20/09/2017
- 450 win in matches