Coached by husband Georgi Stolmenov...Married Stolmenov in Sofia, Bulgaria, on July 9, 1994...Father, George, is an electronics professor at Sofia University; mother, Youlia Berberian, was a nine-time tennis champion of Bulgaria and played on the 1968 Fed Cup Team for Bulgaria; younger sister, Magdalena, also plays on tour; sister, Manuela, retired from tour in 1994...Enjoys music...Likes to read, cook and horseback ride.
• Has career wins over Navratilova, Sanchez Vicario, Sabatini, MJ Fernandez, C. Martinez, Capriati, Garrison, Sukova, A. Huber and Novotna• Presented with Mentor Appreciation Award by the WTA Tour during an on-court presention at 2003 Zurich in honor of her participation in the WTA Tour mentor program Partners for Success• In junior competition, won the 1984 US Open juniors and European Championships 18s; finalist at 1984 Roland Garros juniors and Orange Bowl 18s
SINGLESWinner (11): 1994 - Quebec City; 1991 - Indianapolis; 1990 - Houston; 1989 - Indianapolis, Bayonne, Bastad; 1988 - Indianapolis; 1987 - Tokyo [Japan Open], Athens; 1985 - Hilversum, Wild DunesFinalist (9): 1993 - Quebec City; 1991 - Toronto, Washington DC; 1990 - Largo, Montreal; 1989 - Sofia; 1988 - San Antonio, Hamburg; 1985 - OrlandoDOUBLESWinner (2): 1992 - Essen (w/Rittner); 1985 - Indianapolis (w/Man. Maleeva).Finalist (8): 1994 - US Open (w/R. White); 1993 - Quebec City (w/Tauziat); 1992 - Rome (w/Rittner); 1989 - Bastad (w/Goles); 1988 - Brussels (w/Reggi), Sofia (w/Goles); 1987 - Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (w/Man. Maleeva); 1986 - Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (w/Man. Maleeva).ADDITIONALBulgarian Olympic Team 1988, 1992, 1996. Bulgarian Fed Cup Team 1984-87, 89, 91-95.
1990 - Made Grand Slam history with sisters Magdalena and Manuela by all being seeded at 1993 Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon; also made tennis history by becoming the first three sisters to reach 4r of the same Grand Slam tournament (Roland Garros); repeated feat at 1993 US Open; 1990 Roland Garros marked second time Katerina and sister Manuela both reached QFs of same Grand Slam event (first time was 1988 US Open); sister Magdalena also played at 1990 Roland Garros, marking first time in tennis history that three sisters appeared in main draw of Grand Slam event1991 - Reached final at Canadian Open, d. both sisters along the way; l. to Jennifer Capriati in final1992 - When sister Magdalena won San Marino, became first trio of sisters to win professional tennis tournaments; made tennis history with two sisters when all three ranked in Top 20; week of April 12, all three sisters ranked in Top 151994 - Won first singles title in three years at Quebec City; included upsets over three top seeds (Coetzer, Rubin and Schultz)1995 - Made a remarkable comeback against Tu at Indian Wells in 1r; down 5-0 in the third set and two points from defeat, fought back to win set and match in a tie-break; missed summer with a shoulder injury; at end of season, ranked No. 25 in Match Wins in the Open Era with 362; one of only 23 players from 1968-1995 to earn over $2 million in prize money
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