Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The Vow

Defeat at Wimbledon means tennis star Dominika Cibulkova can finally tie the knot

Dominika Cibulkova's ‏defeat to Elena Vesnina at Wimbledon does have a silver lining as it means the Slovakian atlethe can get married.

Cibulkova originally booked her wedding for July 9 but she never imagined the possibility of it clashing with the Wimbledon women's final.

The 27-year-old didn't fancy her chances at making the final but all that changed when she was propelled to the quarter-finals after she won her maiden grass-court title on Wednesday.


“We chose the date because I never saw myself as such a great grass-court player,” Cibulkova told The Guardian after a three‑hour game against Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska.

“But now I’ve won Eastbourne last week and reached the quarter‑finals here I have changed my mind. It’s funny, because last week I had a dream that it was already my wedding day on Saturday. And then I woke up and said: ‘No, I have to play match today. We are still at Wimbledon!’”

However, the 19th seeded player's winning streak came to an end on Wednesday after she was defeated by Russian Elena Vesnina.

Cibulkova took the loss in her stride and the bride-to-be focused her energy into her nuptials instead.

She is due to marry fiance Miso Navara in her hometown of Bratislava today.