Dominika Cibulkova wants to be herself
In the Pro's Questionnaire, our favorite sports figures take our abridged version of the famous personality test, the Proust Questionnaire. WTA player Dominika Cibulkova, currently ranked No. 15 in the world, is up. The 22-year-old Slovak talks about her fear of being injured, love of her native Slovak food, and trying to slow down.
Your main fault:
Dominika Cibulkova: I do everything fast -- I don't know how to say it in English -- I rush sometimes. And sometimes you can see it on the court and that's not good.
Your idea of happiness:
DC: To be healthy. To be successful in what you do. And to have a nice family.
Your idea of misery:
DC: For me it would be if I got really injured and couldn't play. Health is the most important thing. Also, I feel awful when I don't play well and it's not going the way I want.
If not yourself, who would you want to be?
DC: Nobody. I wanted to be me.
Your favorite food/drink:
DC: Slovak food. I love our Slovak food. It's really heavy and fatty and I just love it so. I don't really have a favorite drink, but I can say Kofola. It's a Slovak drink that's kind of Coke but it's not Coke.
Hero/heroine you admire most:
DC: I really like Lance Armstrong. After reading his books ... he can really motivate and that's what I really liked about it.
What you hate most:
DC: If somebody is lying to me. I don't really like that. It's not nice.
The natural talent you'd like to be gifted with:
DC: I would like to speak five languages.
Your greatest fear:
DC: After I was injured for three months with my rib, that's now my biggest fear that I will get injured and cannot play tennis anymore.
Craziest thing you've ever done
DC: When I was 12 and had long hair and I was practicing away from my parents and I just cut it short. My mom saw me and she was like [gasp].
Your most treasured possession:
DC: My cell phone.
Your present state of mind:
DC: I feel pretty good. Everything around me is pretty stable.