Mirjana Lucic

Cibulkova Confident Entering Her Eighth Connecticut Open

Cibulkova Confident Entering Her Eighth Connecticut Open

After talking with the media for about 15 minutes Sunday, Dominika Cibulkova, ranked 11th in the World tennis rankings, was greeted with a hug from Connecticut Open Tournament director Anne Worcester.

"Eight times, Domi," Worcester said, acknowledging the number of times Cibulkova has been part of the field. "You're loyal."

Cibulkova is hoping that experience is rewarded in New Haven. When she opens play against Alize Cornet of France in the second round later this week, she will have played in the tournament more than any other returning player. She has yet to win, but is seeded second this year.

"This year, I see this tournament as a good...

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