Dominika Cibulkova will have to move her wedding if she reaches Wimbledon final


Postponing her wedding would be a "dream come true" for Slovakian star Dominika Cibulkova - she is due to get married on the day of the women's final at Wimbledon.

The 27-year-old has landed herself a spot in the quarter-finals after beating third seed Agnieszka Radwanska, and faces the prospect of having to put off her wedding in Bratislava to fiance Miso Navara.

While most brides-to-be are stressed about seating plans and whether there is enough confetti for all the aunts, Cibulkova has had to weigh up the possibility of telling her wedding guests to cancel their hotel bookings.

Dominika Cibulkova
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In picking the date she took what she thought was a calculated gamble on her having a slim chance of reaching the final weekend. Now, if she wins her showdown with Russian Elena Vesnina on Tuesday she will put her wedding back.

She said: "We chose the date because I never saw myself as such a great grass court player. If we would really have to postpone it, then it will be like a dream come true, you know, 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."

Dominika Cibulkova sports a ring
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Cibulkova, who won at Eastbourne the week before Wimbledon, made the momentous decision while easing her muscles in an ice bath after dispatching Radwanska in a three-hour epic on Monday, a match she described as the toughest of her career.

She said: "I said to my team, okay, now it's getting more serious. So I told them if I win tomorrow, then we seriously have to deal with this. So everything, we'll see after tomorrow."

If Cibulkova reaches the final it will be good news for one of her friends, 2013 Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli, who has had to decline an invitation as she is commentating on the women's final.

Cibulkova said: "If she would commentate on me, I wouldn't mind, because next week she can come (to the wedding)."