"Danas sa pomešanim osećanjima imam posebne vesti da podelim sa vama. Kao što znate, već nekoliko meseci nisam odigrala nijedan turnir. Ono što je počelo od povrede Ahilove tetive, razvilo se u jedan od najtežih trenutaka u mom životu - odlučivanje o tome šta da uradim sa teniskom karijerom", napisala je Cibulkova.
"Posle mnogo razmišljanja, razgovora i podrške koju sam dobila od porodice i prijatelja odlučila sam da se više ne vratim na teren kao takmičarka", dodala je 30-godišnja Slovakinja.
Cibulkova je tokom karijere stigla do 21 finala i osvojila je osam WTA titula, a najbolji plasman imala je marta 2017. godine kada je bila četvrta teniserka sveta.
Ona je 2014. godine postala prva Slovakinja koja je stigla do finala nekog grend slem turnira u pojedinačnoj konkurenciji kada je u finalu Australijan opena izgubila od Na Li.
Cibulkova je 2009. godine igrala polufinale Rolan Garosa, četiri puta je stizala do četvrtfinala Vimbldona, igrala je i osminu finala na US openu 2010, a 2016. godine osvojila je završni WTA turnir.
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Today, with mixed feelings, I have special news to share with you all. As you know I haven’t been playing tournaments for several months. What started as a recurring Achilles injury, developed into one of the most difficult moments in my life – deciding on what to do with my tennis career. After a lot of thinking, talks, and support from my family, friends, and my team, I have finally decided that I will not be returning to the courts as a competitive player. It is a moment filled with so many feelings - saddness, fear of the unknown, but also excitement of what life will bring in the future. I was one of the luckiest kids to stumble upon the road of a tennis player thanks to my wonderful parents and I will be forever grateful for their unconditional support. They did everything possible to keep me moving forward no matter how big the obstacles that stood in the way. I was also very fortunate to have a whole « village » of wonderful people around me who helped shape my career and help me achieve goals and dreams that children dream about. I am chosing today as the day I announce my retirement from tennis because this is also a day on which my biography is being launched with all of the details about my career. Writing the book was a journey on its own because it also brought lots of emotions and took a significant effort to open up about my personal life. I am honored to share this special book with all my fans. I am looking forward to step into the next part of my life and take on new challenges, spend happy times with my family, friends, making new friends, visiting new places, and making new memories. I will miss the support of my fans on the tennis court but will never forget you because tennis will always be a part of me. Pomeeee ;) New chapter begins now…. ❤️