Tennis player with incredible sense of smell has a weird gift

Eighth-seeded Dominika Cibulkova tumbled out of Wimbledon over the weekend in a surprising 7-6(3), 3-6, 6-4 loss in the third round to No.27 seed Ana Konjuh. It really is a shame, because Cibulkova is quite easy to root for. Why, you ask? Because Cibulkova, you see, has a super power.

Well, kind of.

Ahead of Wimbledon last year, the Slovakian tennis player revealed her gift to the BBC: Cibulkova put on a blindfold and correctly identified all the different tennis balls of the four Grand Slams only by smell.

I don’t know how she acquired this gift, but it’s kid of amazing.

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