She turned professional in 2005, and competed on the ITF circuit. She won two tournaments – The Amarante in Portugal in 2005 and in 2006 won an event in her home town of Bratislava.
In 2007, Cibulkova manufactured it to the 3rd round of the French Open, nevertheless misplaced to Svetlana Kuznetsova, and reached the 2nd round of the U.S. Open, but fell to Victoria Azarenka. She ended the year ranked No. 51.
2008 was filled with highlights for Cibulkova, most notably competing in the French Open and Wimbledon (where she lost in the initial round for both events) and producing it to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open. See a complete checklist of her 2008 results here.
So far in 2009, she made it to the 4th round of the Australian Open but lost to Elena Dementieva. Thus far, her French Open play has considered her beat out Alona Bondarenko, Kirsten Flipkens, Gisela Dulko, Agnes Szavay and of course Maria Sharapova. She faces Dinara Safina on Thursday, her first Grand Slam semifinal.
On a personal note, she is dating Austrian tennis player Jurgen Melzer.
|Day of Birth||May 06, 1989|
|Place of Birth||Bratislava, Slovak Republic|
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