Slovakian woman tennis player Domenik Cibulkova is making her presence known at the 2014 Australian Open as she has moved into the round of sixteen in impressive fashion. In the first round of this Grand Slam tournament Domenik Cibulkova defeated past French Open Champion Francesca Schiavone in two sets, 6-3, 6-4. In her second round match she absolutely destroyed Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland in less than one hour, 6-0, 6-1 and in her third round match she dispatched of Spainard Carla Suarez Navarro, 6-1, 6-0. Her next match is against Maria Sharapova, who is ranked third in the world.
Domenik Cibulkova is currently the number 24 ranked women's singles tennis player in the world but despite the difference in ranking she should be considered the favourite in her upcoming match against Maria Sharapova because of how impressively she has defeated her three previous opponents.
Maria Sharpova, the world's number three ranked player is not nearly as strong a player as Domenik Cibulkova and has not played exceptionally well in her past three matches. Her most recent match took over three hours for her to defeat Alize Cornet of France, 6-1, 7-6 (8-6), the number 25 ranked player in the world and someone who is not playing nearly as well as Domenik Cibulkova.
The upcoming round sixteen game for Domenik Cibulkova may establish her as one of the favourites to reach the finals of the women's singles Australian Open tournament and show the world that she is ready to show her immense tennis talent to the world. If Domenik Cibulkova defeats Maria Sharapova in round 16 of the Australian tournament it might represent a changing of the guard as to which players are the challengers to the crown of the top woman's player which is currently held by Serena Williams.
Tennis fans should be aware of the Domenik Cibulkova because through the first 3 rounds of the 2014 Australian Open suggest that she plans to fulfill her immense potential and challenge for the women's singles title at this prestigious tournament.