Wedding or Wimbledon? Dominika Cibulkova will delay nuptials if she keeps winning

ByMelissa Isaacson ESPN logo
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

LONDON -- Wimbledon quarterfinalist Dominika Cibulkova told reporters Monday that she will be forced to postpone her July 9 wedding if she wins her next match.

The No. 18 seed said she scheduled the big event for the same day as the Wimbledon women's final because she did not think she would make it that far, but after beating No. 3 Agnieszka Radwanska 6-3, 5-7, 9-7 on Monday, she said her conflict is "getting serious."

"We chose this because I never saw myself as such a great grass-court player," said Cibulkova, who reached the quarterfinals here in 2011 but has never advanced past the third round in nine other tries.

"But winning Eastbourne [a Wimbledon run-up grass-court tournament] and now, being in [the] quarterfinals, I would change my mind. It's no problem. We can postpone it."

The 27-year-old from Slovakia, who reached the finals of the Australian Open in 2014 and the semifinals of the French Open in '09, said her guests all know the circumstances and will be fine with a change if it is necessary.

"I always said, if we would really have to postpone it, then it will be like dream come true because nothing better could happen to me in my tennis career," Cibulkova said. "It's no problem to postpone a wedding one week after, and it will be even more enjoyable."