Bartoli: Cibulkova has Top 10 potential
Marion Bartoli says that Mercury Insurance Open champion Dominika Cibulkova has what it takes to become a Top 10 player. With her 6-1, 7-5 win over the top-seeded Frenchwoman in Sunday’s final, the Slovak will move to No. 13 in the rankings, just one spot shy of her career high.
"The main thing to be inside the Top 10 I know from my experience is consistency," Bartoli said. "You have to play a lot of good weeks. You can have some weeks when you don't play so well, but you have to have a lot of great weeks. Obviously she has the game for it. Maybe the thing with Domi is she's not that tall, so it takes her a lot of energy to play really well, and maybe she's having some trouble backing up this kind of energy, but I think when she's on, like during this tournament, yes, she is definitely able to be there."