Agence France-PresseJanuary 25, 2014 09:19
Dominika Cibulkova said Saturday the experience of playing a Grand Slam final would stand her in good stead and had given her confidence she can become Slovakia's first major champion.
The diminutive Cibulkova, seeded 20, battled hard in the first set against China's world number four Li Na in the Australian Open final, but she fell to pieces in the second, crashing 7-6 (7/3), 6-0.
It was the 24-year-old's first major final, with her previous best performance being the 2009 French Open semi-finals. And she said she had learned some valuable lessons.