Among various sports around the world, tennis is one of the most popular individual sports. Without a doubt, many players have made a great contribution to their nation with these sports. Then, probably you might hear the name of Dominika Cibulkova (a former professional tennis player).
Due to her intense hard work and dedication, her name and fame are across the world. With an unbreakable fighting spirit and positive energy, she is renowned as one of the most successful tennis players in Slovakia’s history.
Besides that, Domi is the first female Slovakian to reach a Grand Slam tournaments’ championship round. Cibulkova has an aspiring success story. Her life journey started in Slovakia, and she began her tennis career there.
In this article, you will get a lot of information about her. Let’s unwrap a talented and entertaining player’s journey since her birth and the dawn of her career.
Before knowing about her personal life and career, let’s move to know some of the quick facts about her.
|Full Name||Dominika Cibulkova|
|Birth Date||6 May 1989|
|Birth Place||Bratislava, Slovakia|
|Father’s Name||Milan Cibulkova|
|Mother’s Name||Katarina Cibulkova|
|Age||31 Years Old|
|Height||5 feet 3 inches (1.60 m)|
|Weight||55 kg (121 lbs)|
|Foundation||Love 4 Tennis|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter, Facebook|
Dominika Cibulkova: Early Life, Family, and Education
Cibulkova was born on 6 May 1989, somewhere in Bratislava, Slovakia. She is the daughter of proud parents Milan Cibulkova and Katarina Cibulkova. Sadly, she has not revealed much when it comes to her family and siblings. But judging from her social media posts, it seems like Kelsey is a single child of her parents.
She took a keen interest in tennis from the early years, so her parents introduced her to tennis at eight years. Later on, at the age of eleven, she moved to Bratislava, along with her family.
Also, there’s no record of Jennifer’s education. However, the Tennis player might be a university graduate with a degree in her hand.
Dominika Cibulkova: Age, Physical Appearance
Dominika is 31 years old as of now. Her zodiac sign happens to be Taurus. The people of this sign are known to be practical, smart, ambitious, and trustworthy.
With Slovakian nationality, Cibulkova belongs to the white ethnicity. She follows the Christianity religion since the time of her birth. Other than her charming personality, Domi is also physically attractive. She stands at 5 feet 3 inches (1.60 m) and weighs around 55 kg (121 lbs).
With slim boned and long limbs and her body possess very little body fat. Moreover, flaunting her curvy frames and glowing skin, she’s not less than a model. Sadly, the measurements of that stunning figure are still unknown.
Even after being the mom, the tennis player has a well-maintained athletic body and is physically fit to play tennis. Not to mention she has got beautiful blonde hair and an attractive pair of blue eyes.
However, the young lady has not revelved anything related to shoe size or any tattoos on the body, if any. The readers’ll be updated with the information if found any.
Dominika Cibulkova: Professional Career
Although Elina has played since she was eight years old, she seriously focused on her career when she was 15 years old. In 2004, she played the first game of her career in the ITF Women Circuit in the Czech Republic.
The Slovakia resident won her first singles title on ITF Women Circuit in 2005. The same year, she even played her first WTA qualifying held at Rabat and won the Portugal tournament.
The following year in 2006, Domi won the tournament held in Bratislava. Moreover, she got a chance to play first WTA main draws and reached up to the 2nd round in Istanbul and Tashkent. Also, Cibulkova won the singles title on ITF Women Circuit.
At the beginning of 2007, she won over Tara Lyer in the first round of the Bangalore Open. However, when she played over Jelena Kostanic Tosic in the second round, the athlete lost.
The Slovakia player was also a semifinalist at the Guangzhou International Open held in China. But she lost to Virginie Razzano. The same year on June 11, she made up to Top 100 Debuts, and on October 1, she was able to make up to Top 50 debut.
In the 2008 Australian Open, the Slovakian native lost to Flavia Pennette in the first round. After defecting against Venus Williams at the Qatar Total Open, Domi reached the quarterfinal round. Moreover, she made up to the final of a WTA event for the first time after winning over Agnieszka Radwanska in the quarterfinal round.
In order to reach the semifinal at the French Open in 2009, she defeated various tennis players, i.e., Alona Bondarenko Agnes Szavay, Maria Sharapova. Despite reaching the semifinal, she lost to Dinara Safina and couldn’t make it up to the final. With this success, she even trained with professional coaches Vladimir Platenik and Maros Molnar.
After defecting Stefanie Vogele, Kateryna Bondarenko, Lourdes Dominguez Lino, and Svetlana Kuznetsova, Domi reached the semifinal of the US Open in 2010.
In early 2011, Cibulkova reached the quarterfinal at Brisbane International after defeating Sara Errani and Robert Vinci. Later on at the Kremlin Cup, she won her first WTA title after winning against Kaia Kanepi in three sets.
The 2012 tennis career of Domi became quite interesting. After detecting Sara Errani, Cibulkova reached the final of the Barcelona Open. Further, she made it to the French Open’s quarterfinal but lost against Samantha Stosur for the next round.
Talking about her career’s second WTA title, she defeated Marion Bartoli in the Mercury Insurance Open in Carlsbad, California.
At the Apia International Sydney 2013, she reached up to the final round but lost against Agnieszka Radwanska to win the match. Later on, the tennis player retired from the match after she suffered from an injury in the Fed Cup.
Furthermore, she was able to win her third WTA singles title after beating Agnieszka Radwanska in the US Open final. The 2014 year of Domi is full of victories. At the beginning of the year, she won three matches in the Australian Open tournaments.
After that, she Domi played the quarterfinal match against Simona Halep, which helped her reach her Grand Slam Semifinal. However, in the final match, she lost it. The same year on January 24, the tennis player got featured on The Washington Post cover.
Similarly, in Acapulco, she defeated Christina McHale and won the Mexican Open. Moreover, after defeating Agnieszka Radwanska in the Sony Open tournaments, the Slovakian resident reached the WTA Top 10 for the first time in her career.
Due to the left Achilles tendon surgery in February 2015, the tennis player suffered a lot. Domi missed all the clay-court along with the North-American hard-court season. After recovery, she returned for the grass-cut season but lost against Tsvetana Pironkova in the third round.
— Dominika Cibulkova (@Cibulkova) August 31, 2015
Further, at the Kremlin Cup at the finals, she was defeated by Carla Suarez Navarro. With rank no. 38, she finished the 2015 tournaments.
At the 2016 Brisbane International tournaments, Domi reached up to semifinals but lost to Eugenie Bouchard in the next round. Not to mention, she won the Katowice Open after getting a victory against Camila Giorgi in the final round.
Other achievements of Cibulkova in the 2016 year include Grass-court title in Eastbourne International, Generali Ladies Linz. Moreover, she beat Angelique Kerber in the WTA Finals in Singapore and won the WTA Finals title.
Furthermore, in 2017 at St. Petersburg Ladies’ Domi reached the semifinal round but later was defeated by Yulia Putintseva. Similarly, the tennis player reached up to the fourth round in the Miami Open, but she lost Lucie Safarova in the next round.
With her partner Kirsten Flipkens alongside, Domi was able to win the first WTA title in doubles in Ricoh Open women tennis tournaments. In 2018 Sydney International Women champion Dominika reached the semifinals but eventually lost to Angelique Kerber in the next round.
The talented tennis player even made it to the Hungarian Ladies Open’s finals but lost to Alison Van Uytvanck. After suffering from several illnesses, Domi withdrew from the Miami Open. At the end of the season, she opened her own tennis academy with full support from her husband, i.e., Love 4 Tennis, in Bratislava, Slovakia.
The 2019 year is particularly a retirement year for Cibulkova. In the early few months at Dubai Tennis Championships, Cibulkova defeated Lara Arruabarrena in the first round but lost in the second round.
However, in the Fed Cup, Domi won both the matches beating Carolina Meligeni Alves and Beatriz Haddad Maia. Soon after announcing her pregnancy, the Tennis player retired from her career to focus on her newborn baby and her family.
Dominika Cibulkova’s Tennis Academy
Dominika, along with her husband, has established a tennis Academy, Love 4 Tennis, after she retired from tennis. This academy has now been established as one of the renowned academies in Europe.
Similarly, most of the professional players from 15 countries had been joining this academy. With professional coaches from WTA, ITF, and ATP tournaments, many players have been highly trained.
Dominika Cibulkova: Personal Life, Husband, and Kids
Domi is not only successful in her career but also in her personal life as well. The famous Tennis player is a married woman. Her fans are quite interested to know about hips and happenings in her life.
Cibulkova is happily married to her dashing husband, Miso Navara. Further, the couples dated for almost 6 years before their marriage. On July 9, 2016, Dominika Cibulkova and Miso Navara tied the knot. In the present time, the couples are blessed with a son Jakub of their own. She often shares heart-melting posts with her husband and adorable chid.
After welcoming her first son in June 2020, the tennis player is very thankful to god. Once when speaking about her husband and kids, she said:
4 years ago I said “Yes” to a lifetime with Miso in this cathedral, Now 4 years later we are christening here our first son. God is treating us well.
The tennis star and her husband must be keen on having another child very soon, the details of which are still under wraps. Well, we wish the lovely couple a fulfilled life nonetheless.
Dominika Cibulkova: Net Worth and Salary
Cibulkova has come a long way since following the path that she has a passion for. Being a professional tennis player, Domi has earned an impressive amount of money from her career. It’s no secret that the tennis player handsomely pays one of their best and brightest amount of salary.
Meanwhile, Dominika current net worth is approximately estimated to be around $5.4 Millions.
This amount surely reflects the hard works she has done and the obstacles she has overcome. Although her salary amount is not disclosed, we can expect it to be quite attractive.
In like manner, the tennis player has made a huge sum that includes prize money from games and many endorsements and sponsorship. Moreover, her average prize money is nearly equal to $13,725,520.
Further, with the collaboration with her husband, she had made her teamwork as dream work. Domi has established her own tennis academy as Love 4 Tennis, a good income source for the Cibulkova family.
Along with her husband and kids, Dominika enjoys their lavish life and is often seen vacationing around the world’s different parts.
Dominika Cibulkova’s Social Media Presence
Domi has undoubtedly created thousands of fans and followers over the years as she progressed on her journey. From her various posts and photos regarding her professional and personal life, she seems to be very active in social media.
On Instagram, she is available as domicibulkova making 503k followers. Her Instagram posts are mostly related to her husband and kids. Moreover, she often shares pictures of the different places she visits.
Before retirement, Domi used to post the snaps mentioning her professional career details. At the present time, she has nearly shared around 1898 Instagram Posts. Talking about her Twitter account, the tennis player is available as @Cibulkova with 199.5k followers.
She joined Twitter in June 2009 and has tweeted around 966 tweets till now. Twitter posts of Domi are mostly related to the Tennis game. With more than 608k followers, Cibulkova is active on Facebook too. She mostly shares her Instagram post on the Facebook timeline.