In her debut appearance, Dominika Cibulkova overcame World No.1 Angelique Kerber to lift the Billie Jean King Trophy at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global – the biggest title of the Slovak’s career.
After an opening-round defeat to Kerber, Cibulkova gained revenge in the final, powering to a 6-3 6-4 victory in an hour and 16 minutes.
“I have no words, coming here for the first time, the biggest tournament of my life,” said Cibulkova. “I still don’t know how I won. I put the ball over the net and it went in. It’s the happiest moment of my life.”