Tennis champion stops his career: Have kept it a secret for five months

Dominika Cibulkova, who became the first female tennis player from Slovakia to reach a grand slam final, to end his career. She made the decision earlier in t

Tennis champion stops his career: Have kept it a secret for five months

Dominika Cibulkova, who became the first female tennis player from Slovakia to reach a grand slam final, to end his career.

She made the decision earlier in the year during the grand slam tournament French Open, which was her last.

This means that karrierestoppet has been decided in the last five months.

"It was strange, for I knew it, but no one around me besides my team knew that it would be my last tournament."

"At the time I was 100 percent sure. I did not doubt or thought: "Maybe yes" or "no". I knew that it was such here, I would do it. It was going to be my last tournament. I went home and was happy with my choice."

"It is a difficult decision to make, but once you have taken it, you feel free," says Cibulkova.

the 30-year-old Cibulkova has won eight WTA titles in singles through his career, and in 2017 reached her peak in the world ranking with a fourth place.

The biggest title was secured in 2016, where she defeated Angelique Kerber in the final and won the women's sæsonfinale.

In 2014, she the final of the Australian Open, but the chinese Li Na prevented her from taking home the big triumph.

While she has reached the final of the Australian Open, is a semifinaleplads in the French Open and kvartfinalepladser in Wimbledon and the US Open her best results in grand slam context.

In his final showdown at the top level it was in may to defeat against Aryna Sabalenka from Belarus.

/ritzau/Reuters

Updated Date: 22 November 2019, 21:15

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