Player of the week: Dominika Cibulkova

19 years old Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova is one of the breakthrough players in WTA tour this season. After a great beggining of season, an injury in June stopped her progression. But in Montreal she has shown that she's fully recovered and ready to keep on upsetting high ranked players. She has enjoyed a fantastic week defeating WTA #6 Elena Dementieva, WTA #17 Nadia Petrova and WTA #2 Jelena Jankovic in straigh sets and coming back from a set down to beat WTA #16 Marion Bartoli in the semifinals. Unfortunately, she had no chances in the final as she faced the best player at the moment, Russian Dinara Safina, who has won two consecutive titles in Los Angeles and Montreal.
Furthermore, with this result Dominika has climbed 12 spots in the WTA ranking, breaking into the Top 20 for the first time and reaching a career-high ranking at #19.

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