Sunday, March 2, 2014

Cibulkova wears the sombrero!

Every year, at the end of the Acapulco tournament, I look forward to seeing the photos of the winner in a sombrero. This year, the honor goes to Dominika Cibulkova, who won her fourth yesterday in Acapulco. Cibulkova defeated Christina McHale 7-6, 4-6, 6-4 in the final. That second set was the only set Cibulkova dropped in the tournament. The final lasted just under three hours.

The Acapulco final was McHale's first. Cibulkova, the 2014 Australian Open runner-up, is now number 11 in the world.

Kristina Mladenovic and Galina Voskoboeva, seeded 2nd, won the doubles title. In the final, they defeated Petra Cetkovska and Iveta Melzer (she's back!) 6-3, 2-6, 10-5. Voskoboeva becomes the first player in the WTA to win more than one title while playing as a partner to Mladenovic. The very talented doubles player likes to spread the joy among many partners.


AfricanTennisNow said...

This is turning out to be a great year for Dominic. If she continues this great form, she'll most likely end the year inside the top ten, maybe top five even.

Diane said...

I think the main thing is that she has learned how to take proper care of that thigh/hip injury. It has allowed her to build momentum.

bill said...

Also, that is one stylin' sombrero.

sunny nine said...

I was happy to see Domi build on her AO run. This has not always been happening lately for some players. I saw on her FB page that she has decided to forego Fed Cup and play in Kuala Lumpur to take advantage of her momentum. I think this is good and for her maybe it will lead to being consistent and not just riding momentum.

Diane said...

I'm glad for her, too. She seems to have finally figured some things out about both physical and mental training. And as. short woman, I have a real soft spot for her core-driven athleticism.

Bill, I always especially liked to see Flavia in that flashy sombrero :)