In the past seasons, Dominika Cibulkova, 27, made herself quite a name in the WTA Tour. Throughout this season she managed to revive her career by winning a couple of WTA events.

It seems that the shadow of ongoing medical problems faded away, at least for the time being. As she moved to the American hardcourt season, the first stop was at Stanford, a Premier event.

By reaching the semifinal, Cibulkova got herself the right amount of points so as to the next Monday she will return to the top 10 in the WTA ranking. It is, undoubtedly, one of the powerful comebacks of this season. On a several months time lapse, she jumped up around 30 spots.

A promising career blunted by injuries.

A few years ago, Cibulkova was quite a sensation of the WTA Tour. She is one of the players who crushed their opponents with a game-style based on overwhelming force.

Every ball she hits is more like a gun shot. This ability is that allowing her to play mainly from the baseline with groundstrokes being the main core of her attackas well as defense.

She can swing easily both the forehand and the backhand side.

But, with that force involved, the possibilityof some disruptive outcomes is growing fast.

On this matter, the Slovak is fit for a class of players who put the risk always inside the equation. Madison Keys, one of the younger hopes of the American Tennis has a similar strategy.

Cibulkova was a runner-up at the 2014 Australian Open which is her best result at a Grand Slam event ever recorded.

Back in 2009, she made her breakthrough by reaching the semifinals at the French Open.

At Wimbledon, she never went further than the quarterfinals (2011, 2016) and regarding US Open, her best outcome was also a quarterfinal back in 2010.

Her steady ranking went on a slide in 2015 when she had to deal with some injuries. It was the Achilles tendon preventing her from competing at her best.

She went for a surgery last yearand judging by her latest results it was the right decision to make. She went out of the top 40 at the end of last season, but things followed an upward trajectory in 2016.

2016 season might be the best of her career.

In 2016, Cibulkova got her pockets filled both with cash, titles, and fame. She won 2 WTA events in Katowice, Poland (on clay) and Eastbourne (on grass).

Also, she was the runner-up in Acapulco and in Madrid (Premier Mandatory event). Her overall results of 2016 include 33 wins and 12 losses.

Moreover, in the WTA Race which counts for the WTA Finals in Singapore, Cibulkova is on the 6th place.

If she will win the title at Stanford, then she will move up to the 5th place in the Road to Singapore board. As she swings for the hardcourt, which is one of her favorite surfaces, some great results are likely to arise.

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