'Arrogant, conceited and cold', Cibulkova slams Sharapova


Dominika Cibulkova said she does not feel for suspended former world number one Maria Sharapova, adding the five-time grand-slam champion is a "totally unlikeable person".

Sharapova was provisionally suspended from March 12 after testing positive for meldonium at the Australian Open in January.

Many past and present players had their say on Sharapova, who said she had been taking the substance for 10 years due to health reasons and was unaware it had been added to WADA's list of prohibited substances on January 1.

But 2014 Australian Open runner-up Cibulkova did not hold back when asked about the Russian, insisting she is not missed on the WTA Tour.

"I was surprised that most of the reactions were so diplomatic, because everyone's opinion is actually totally different," the 26-year-old Slovakian said via sport.sk.

"I didn't make any statement, as I didn't want to be the only person to openly say what they think about this case.

"I will only say that I don't feel sorry at all for Sharapova and I don't miss her on the tour.

"She's a totally unlikeable person. Arrogant, conceited and cold. When I sit beside her in the locker room, she won't even say hello."