Dominika Cibulkova Claims 1st Career Grass Title at Eastbourne
by Staff | June 25th, 2016, 5:18 pm
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Dominika Cibulkova added a missing grasscourt title to her resume on Saturday when the Slovak defeated former grasscourt champ Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-3 in the final of the Aegon International Eastbourne.


“This has been my best week on grass and it just feels — it just happened and I can’t believe it,” said Cibulkova, who missed much of last year after Achilles surgery. “I was playing really well today but the conditions were really hard for me and my opponent. It was a great week for me.”

She improved to 2-2 this year in finals after winning Katowice, and 6-9 in career finals.

Windy conditions contributed to the players trading breaks three times in the first set. In the second set Cibulkova broke at 3-1 before riding out the title.

Pliskova won the Nottingham title earlier this month on grass.

“I’m really happy with the way I played this year on grass, with Wimbledon coming so I hope to have better results there,” she said. “I have at least one title and now a final so it’s not that bad.”

Cibulkova with the title climbs back into the Top 20, and Top 10 on the 2016-only standings.


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2 Comments for Dominika Cibulkova Claims 1st Career Grass Title at Eastbourne

Willow Says:

Wish she would always play like she has this week, sporadic moments of brilliance, followed by mostly duff ones, great to watch when shes on, but just not ofen enough, best of luck at Wimby Cibby ….


BBB Says:

I admire her. She’s so tiny, but she hits with so much pace. I don’t think she has the same margin of error as other players.

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