(April 10, 2016) Dominika Cibulkova celebrated her father’s birthday by winning her first WTA tournament of the year and first since 2014, beating Camila Giorgi 6-4, 6-0 for the Katowice Open title. It’s Cibulkova’s fifth career WTA title. For Giorgi, this was her third straight Katowice Open final.
Cibulkova took a 4-0 lead to open the match but fought off a comeback by the Italian, breaking the Slovak’s serve as she led 5-2, trying to close out the first set. Cibulkova also held off break points a 5-4 that would have evened the set.
Cibulkova, ranked 53rd coming into the tournament was off the tour for five months during 2015 to heal a bone spur. The win puts her back into the Top 40.
She dedicated her victory to her father who celebrated his birthday on Sunday. This was her first win over the Italian in three meetings.
Her last tournament win came in Acapulco in 2014.
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