Cibulkova wedding at risk of delay following Wimbledon success


Dominika Cibulkova is due to get married on Saturday, but says it would be a "dream come true" if further progress at Wimbledon meant her wedding had to be postponed.

The Slovakian came through an epic encounter with third seed Agnieszka Radwanska on Monday, triumphing 9-7 in the third set to book a quarter-final tie with Elena Vesnina.

Should Cibulkova - who claimed her maiden grass-court title at Eastbourne last month - get the better of Vesnina, her impending marriage to fiance Miso Navara will be put back by seven days.

The women's final is scheduled to take place on Saturday, while Cibulkova has decided it would be unwise to stick with her original wedding date if she is still in semi-final action on Thursday.

"When I was in the ice bath after the match [against Radwanska], I said to my team, 'Okay, now it's getting more serious'," said the 27-year-old.

"So I told them, 'If I win tomorrow [Tuesday], then we seriously have to deal with this'. If I would win tomorrow, then we will change it. Then we will postpone it, yeah, because it will be a lot of rush.

"We always said, 'If we really have to postpone it, then it will be like a dream come true' because nothing better could happen to me in my tennis career. It's no problem to postpone a wedding one week after, and it will be even more enjoyable.

"We chose this [the date of July 9] because I never saw myself as such a great grass-court player. But winning Eastbourne and now, being in a quarter-final, I would change my mind.

"Actually, it was funny, because last week, I think it was last week, I woke up and I had a dream it was already Saturday. And then I woke up and said, 'No, I have to play a match today - we are still at Wimbledon'. But it's fine."

Cibulkova reached the Australian Open final in 2014, losing to Li Na, and is in the last eight at Wimbledon for the second time.