Third time's a charm for Dominika Cibulkova in doubles

by: Van Sias | June 20, 2017

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Kirsten Flipkens and Dominika Cibulkova teamed up to take the Ricoh Open title. (Dominika Cibulkova/Instagram)

Dominika Cibulkova hasn’t exactly had the follow-up campaign to her dream 2016 season that she would’ve liked. So far this year, she has yet to make a singles final. Last year she won four tournaments, including the season-ending championship.

 

Nedá mi nepostnut dalsiu fotku pre vas z vcerajsieho debloveho vitazstva z hertogenbosch, aj ked stvorhra nie je mojou domenou ani prioritou, brala som ju ako rozohranie sa na trave, o to viac som stastna za toto vitazstvo a velka vdaka patri mojej deblovej partnerke flipper ;) vcerajsi zapas proti "domacim babam" Kiki a Demi bol naozaj tazky, v podstate sme boli stale dole, ale ku koncu nas divaci potiahli do supertajbrejku a tam sme vyborne zamakali a tesili sa z vitazstva.. velke dakujem patri mojemu teamu: Matovi,Jožkovi, Radkovi a Michalovi ktorí boli tu so mnou tento tyzden.. dakujem vam vsetkym za podporu a pekne spravy ktore mi posielate. vaša domi Here is one more picture from our victory yesterday,as u know doubles is not my "priority" i m very happy for my first title in Netherland with my partner Kirsten! yesterday match was really intense and could turn both sides,but i guess "3rd time lucky" really helped ;) thank you all for your nice messages and support,cheers Domi

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Perhaps things will begin to turn around for her after finally entering the winner’s circle—in doubles.

Cibulkova and Kirsten Flipkens won the title at the Ricoh Open in ‘s-Hertogenbosch this past weekend, knocking out the Dutch pair of Kiki Bertens and Demi Schuurs, 4-6, 6-4, 10-6, in the final. 

It’s Cibulkova’s first career doubles title, and if she was going to break through, this was probably the venue to do so: Her previous two career doubles finals were at this tournament, in 2011 and 2013.

Unfortunately for Cibulkova, her singles struggles continued into this week. She lost her opener, 5-7, 7-6 (7), 7-5, to Lucie Safarova in Birmingham on Tuesday. 
 

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