Tsvetana Pironkova

Born Aug 13, 1987
Nationality Bulgaria Bulgaria

Tsvetana Pironkova is a female Bulgarian professional tennis player. She was born on September 13, 1987 to Kiril Enchev and Radosveta Nikolova. She comes from Plovdiv, Bulgaria, and was introduced to tennis at the young age of 4. Incidentally, both her parents used to be athletes. Her father, who is also her coach, is a former canoe champion, while her mother is a former swimming champion.

It was in 2002 when Tsvetana played her first events in her career on ITF Circuit. She was still 14 years old when she played in her very first tournament of her professional career at the International Tennis Federation Tournament that was held in Bucharest, Romania. Tsevatana won through three qualifying games before moving on to the final, where she was defeated by Monica Niculescu. The following year, three more singles titles were added to her list of achievements. In 2005, she made waves at her Istanbul Tour debut where she reached the semi-finals where she lost to Venus Williams.

Her best season so far is declared to be in 2006 which was highlighted by her reaching her third Tour singles semi-finals and a win against Venus Williams. However, she fell out of Tour qualifying competitions four times. In this year, she reached her career-high ranking of No. 62.

2007 marked her third straight season of appearing in the Top 100. It was highlighted by her fourth Tour semi-finals game in Stockholm, her winning main draw matches at four Tour events, and her sixth title which is also her biggest career ITF singles yet.

Tsvetana plays right-handed with a two-handed backhand. She has played 197-91 singles games, and 2-4 doubles games throughout her whole professional career. However, she has yet to capture an ATP title or a Grand Slam title.

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