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Cibulkova Breaks The Mold

Standing at only 5' 3" Dominika Cibulkova stands out on the tennis court in a different way. The Independent caught up with Cibulkova to explain.

Published May 22, 2014 12:11

Cibulkova Breaks The Mold
Dominika Cibulkova

Standing at only 5' 3" Dominika Cibulkova stands out on the tennis court in a different way. What she lacks in height, she more than makes up for with power and passion. Cibulkova caught up with the Independent to explain.

"When I was a child I was always the smallest one - just like I am now," Cibulkova said. "When I started to play, all the coaches said it didn't make sense for me to try to play tennis because I was too small. They said I would never make it. But this was something that motivated me.

"I think I wanted it more than most other players. I knew I had to do something extra to be as good as the tall girls. I think you can see that on the court with all my energy. I really had to practice very hard for it."

After a slow clay court season with opening round exits in Madrid and Rome Cibulkova hopes to bounce back at her favorite Grand Slam, Roland Garros.

Cibulkova is hoping to return to her Australian Open form that saw her reach a first Grand Slam final. In Melbourne she defeated three current Top 10 players, Maria Sharapova, Simona Halep and Agnieszka Radwanska, en route to the final before falling to Li Na.

Read the full interview here.

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