Tennis player Dominika Cibulkova nearly canceled her wedding this coming Saturday — but not because of cold feet.
It's quite the opposite, actually. On Monday, the 27-year-old Slovak bride-to-be, seeded at No. 19 at Wimbledon, proved she's got some of the hottest skills in the game. She unexpectedly advanced to the quarterfinals of the oldest tennis tournament in the world after a 6-3, 5-7, 9-7 win over the No. 3 seed, Agnieszka Radwanska.
And that's why her Bratislava, Slovakia, wedding to Miso Navara almost had to wait.
"I never saw myself as such a great grass-court player," she told The New York Times when asked why she'd set her wedding date for Saturday, the scheduled date of the women's final.
Her Monday match against Radwanska lasted a whopping three hours. After her victory, Cibulkova reportedly dropped to the ground and began to cry.
And though her triumph at Wimbledon is a huge accomplishment — "I would say it was the toughest match in my career so far, physically and also mentally," she told the Times — it was short-lived. Earlier today, Cibulkova lost her match against Elena Vesnina. The bittersweet ending to this story? She won't have to postpone her nuptials.
Still, not a shabby week for Cibulkova.
"I’m just really happy right now with my tennis and with my private life," she said. "You know, you can see it on the court."