1. Fantastic First.
Dominika Cibulkova will round off a fantastic season by appearing at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global for the first time in her career. "I can't describe with words what qualifying for the WTA Finals Singapore means to me," said Cibulkova. "After such a tough year last year, this year has been amazing - so reaching the WTA Finals is a dream come true. It was my goal to be a consistently great player and I have achieved that this year. I want to enjoy it, play good tennis and end the year the best way I can."
? WTA (@WTA) October 16, 2016
3. Comeback Queen.
Singapore will crown a terrific comeback season for Cibulkova. She has won three titles in 2016 -- at the Katowice Open, Aegon International Eastbourne and most recently Linz - and she finished as runner-up at the Abierto Mexicano TELCEL, Mutua Madrid Open and the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open.
4. Flying High.
She's flown up the rankings this year - Cibulkova was ranked No.66 in February and thanks to her scintillating form has since hit a high of World No.8.
5. Wedding Worries.
Cibulkova's wedding this year was scheduled for the day of the Wimbledon final - and when she made it all the way to the quarterfinals it looked like the nuptials might have to be delayed for a day or two. Elena Vesnina solved the potential problem, though, beating a fatigued Cibulkova, 6-2, 6-2.
6. Missed Chance.
It's all such a contrast from 2014, when Cibulkova had her first chance to qualify for the WTA Finals - and her late season form took a nosedive, winning just three regular season matches after Wimbledon.
7. Impressive Improvement.
It's also a huge improvement from 2015, when she missed five months of the season after surgery on her heel and dropped down the rankings, falling out of the Top 50, although she managed to rise up to world No.38 by the end of the year.
8. Rival for Radwanska.
Cibulkova leads defending Singapore champion Agnieszka Radwanska 3-1 this year -- and all four matches went deep into three sets. That will be intriguing should they face off in the Finals.
9. Set Fair.
It's not just Radwanska she has great three-set form against. Cibulkova is the player on the WTA tour with the most three-set wins in 2016 -- her record currently stands at 18 wins and nine losses.
10. Follower of Fashion.
With the help and support of her friend Marion Bartoli, in 2014 Cibulkova launched a clothing line, 'Pome!', named after her on-court rally cry.