Dominika Cibulkova: RULES OF LIFE – Tennismood

by: TennisMood October 27, 2016 517

Dominika Cibulkova: RULES OF LIFE – Tennismood

Dominika Cibulkova’s Quotes

  • I’m a really emotional player so if I want to play good I have to be emotionally involved and I have to be like, my coach [Matej Liptak] told me, “you go on the court and be the pitbull you are!”. I want to win every point and I get emotions and that makes me an even better player.
  • It happened a lot of times that people told me I cannot really play because I’m too short, since I started playing tennis until maybe I was 14 years old, all the time. But it always just made me want to be better though.
  • I don’t want to make crazy goals. I always want to win the next tournament coming up. So I never say there is one particular goal I want to win this year.
  • Dominika Cibulkova on court

  • My physical preparation is really, really hard and tough because I need to be more ready than the other girls who can serve aces and something like that.
  • There is no better feeling in the world when you win a good match, or when you win a tournament.
  • I’m not the tallest player on tour and I always say I need to have something extra to even beat these players or be on the same level. This (my physical ability) is one of my things. I need to be more than hundred per cent.
  • When I play a top player I know that I have the self confidence that I am such a good player that I can beat them, so this is the first and most important thing. When you are stepping on a court, you know that “I can win this”. It’s not like I’m going on court just to play a match. And second, I just believe in my game and I know that my game when I play really good, when I play at my best, I can beat anybody.
  • [Tactics are] important, but sometimes there are certain players that I just go on the court and I focus more on myself, to play my game. [Then] there are certain players, like Giorgi, and I cannot really play my game 100% so I have to play with the tactic a little more.
  • Of course those months that I didn’t play last year helped me because I realised I really want to play tennis. Because sometimes when you’re on the tour you feel like oh you’re tired and you don’t want to do this anymore. So this time off gave me like new energy.
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  • I never reached the Masters (WTA Finals) and I really would like to get there so you have to find this balance between these two feelings. I really want to do well but I don’t want to get myself too stressed.
  • I still want to stay focused and I don’t want to put it in my head that I’m tired and I cannot anymore. That’s what always happened to me. I just want to prove to myself that I can really make it until the end.
  • I can’t say I have 15 best friends because that’s not possible. But I have one best friend and then a small group that are really good friends. Every time I go home I see them. If I play really well in any tournament, we go out and, you know, party. We go dance and have fun. We text each other to stay in touch. My coach doesn’t really like that I text so much.
  • Dominika Cibulkova quotes

  • Sometimes I’m really mad at myself and I’m like, “Oh my god, what are you doing? Focus. C’mon, get every ball. Don’t stop focusing.” I tell myself to come on, I say “pome!”
  • I’m really powerful on the court. I have very good groundstrokes. My forehand is pretty fast. When I play my great tennis, I’m really aggressive…that’s what I do the best.
  • World number 8 💥💥💥💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

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  • Talking about the importance of having a physicologist. That helped a big part of my game. Because I was always a good player, I had a good forehand, backhand, and we were always working on my serve but I could get very negative during the matches and this is what helped me to keep myself into the match when I didn’t feel well and I changed so many things and it really helped me.
  • Reaching the finals of a Grand Slam gives you a lot of confidence and extra confidence that you can do something big like this. I have a lot of great memories and of course it would be very nice to get such a big result again. But I guess you can look it at two ways. It can give you confidence or it could put you under pressure. And I don’t want to put myself under pressure!
  • I really enjoyed being at home. It was really nice after so many years. I spent half a year at home and it was like a different life and it felt really good. But I was really missing the competition. I was missing that feeling when you go on the court and you have a stadium like Katowice full of people supporting you.
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