Saturday, August 3, 2013

Petra Cetkovska Playing Sport Tennis

Cetkovska has been playing tennis since she was five. Her father, Petr works at a pro shop in a local tennis club, whilst her mother Alena is a nurse. She has one younger brother, Matej. Petra's father is of Macedonian origin.

When she was 14, Cetkovska was involved in an incident with a friend whilst playing sport where her friend had accidentally pushed her against a wall. Two years later she was having brain surgery due to the swelling caused by the incident. A year later after that, she had contracted glandular fever, further hampering her tennis career prospects and the third obstacle had come when she broke her foot playing the Australian Open junior doubles final.

She is coached by Stéphane Charret and cites Roger Federer as her favorite player because he's "a great player and a good person." Cetkovska speaks Czech, French and English. She was involved in a relationship with ATP player Marcos Baghdatis when she was 19. Cetkovská turned professional in 2000. Since then, she has won 15 ITF singles titles and 16 doubles titles.

In 2007, she made breakthrough in her WTA ranking, and notched 3 ITF titles. Also, she won her first WTA doubles title with compatriot Andrea Hlaváčková in ECM Prague Open. She made her grand slam main draw debut in 2007 US Open, going through to second round by defeating Jill Craybas from USA. She eventually lost to 14th seed Elena Dementieva in her second round match.

Cetkovská did not play for the first 4 months of the 2013 season due to a recurring left foot stress fracture, having pulled out of nine tournaments. She made her comeback in Strasbourg where she lost to Johanna Larsson 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 in the first round. Placed in the main draw at the French Open with a protected ranking, she defeated Olga Puchkova in the 1st round 6-0, 6-2. In her second round match she upset the 19th seed, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 7-5, 2-6, 6-4. She lost her third round match against the 15th seed Roberta Vinci 6-2, 2-6, 6-1. On her second tournament back from injury she managed her third best performance at a Grand Slam in her career. At the 2013 Wimbledon Championships, Cetkovská upset former World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki in the second round.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Dominika Cibulkova Tennis Sport Player

Dominika Cibulková born 6 May 1989 is a professional Slovak tennis player. Known for her quick and aggressive style of play, she has won three career singles titles. Her career-high ranking of world no. 12 was achieved in July 2009. In majors, she has reached the semifinals of the 2009 French Open, as well as the quarterfinals of the 2010 US Open, 2011 Wimbledon Championships and 2012 French Open.

Early in her career, Cibulková competed predominantly on the ITF circuit, and managed to win two tournaments: the Amarante, Portugal event in 2005, and the Bratislava event in 2006. Self-described as a player with "a lot of energy", Cibulková employs an aggressive style that is largely founded on speed and power.

She is recognized for her forehand groundstrokes, her powerful backhand, and her use of swing volleys.[3][13] Her aggressive shots have been noted for their ability to force errors or produce winners during extended rallies.[14] She is also known for hitting prompt returns while taking the ball on the rise, and for breaking a prolonged rally by mixing in a drop shot. Her lower body strength creates quickness around the court, enabling her to reach and return shots.