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Katerina Maleeva

Katerina Maleeva
  • Residence: Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Date of Birth: 07 May 1969
  • Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Height: 5'6" (1.68 m)
  • Weight: 122 lbs. (55.3 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
  • Status: Pro 1984/Retired 1997

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Katerina Maleeva Biography

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.
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Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles - 10
WTA Doubles Titles - 2
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - 2
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - 1
Prize Money $0 $2,187,183
W/L - Singles - - - 369 - 210
W/L - Doubles - - - 131 - 156
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Results

MOSCOW

WTA // RUSSIA // 28-Oct-1996 // $400,000 // Carpet (Indoor) // Draw: 32M/0Q/16D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 BYE
Q-R16 Win Ekaterina Sysoeva (RUS) 310 6-4 6-1
Q-Q Loss Elena Tatarkova (UKR) 289 1-6 7-5 6-1

WTA Rankings PTS

+3

Prize Money

$1,400
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Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
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Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
09-Jul-1990 (6) 12-Sep-1994 (24)
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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 event
1991 - Reached final at Canadian Open, d. both sisters along the way; l. to Jennifer Capriati in final
1992 - 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 15
1994 - 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
SINGLES
Winner (11): 1994 - Quebec City; 1991 - Indianapolis; 1990 - Houston; 1989 - Indianapolis, Bayonne, Bastad; 1988 - Indianapolis; 1987 - Tokyo [Japan Open], Athens; 1985 - Hilversum, Wild Dunes
Finalist (9): 1993 - Quebec City; 1991 - Toronto, Washington DC; 1990 - Largo, Montreal; 1989 - Sofia; 1988 - San Antonio, Hamburg; 1985 - Orlando

DOUBLES
Winner (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).

ADDITIONAL
Bulgarian Olympic Team 1988, 1992, 1996. Bulgarian Fed Cup Team 1984-87, 89, 91-95.

Overall Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles - 10
WTA Doubles Titles - 2
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - 2
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - 1
Prize Money $0 $2,187,183
W/L - Singles - - - 369 - 210
W/L - Doubles - - - 131 - 156

Grand Slam History

Singles

W/L   1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988
16 / 7 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1r 1r 4r 4r QF QF - -
22 / 11 FRENCH OPEN 1r 2r 4r 2r 3r QF 4r 1r
16 / 10 WIMBLEDON 1r 1r 1r QF 4r QF - 4r
21 / 10 US OPEN - 2r QF 3r 3r 4r 2r QF
W/L   1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981
16 / 7 AUSTRALIAN OPEN - - 4r - - - -
22 / 11 FRENCH OPEN 4r 4r 3r - - - -
16 / 10 WIMBLEDON 1r 3r 1r - - - -
21 / 10 US OPEN 3r 3r 1r - - - -

Doubles

W/L   1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989
5 / 8 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1r 1r 1r 3r 1r 1r 3r -
12 / 11 FRENCH OPEN - 1r 1r QF 3r 1r 2r 2r
9 / 10 WIMBLEDON - 2r 3r 2r 3r 1r 1r -
8 / 9 US OPEN - - F 2r 1r 1r - 2r
W/L   1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982
5 / 8 AUSTRALIAN OPEN - - - 3r - - -
12 / 11 FRENCH OPEN 2r 1r QF 2r - - -
9 / 10 WIMBLEDON 3r 1r 2r 1r - - -
8 / 9 US OPEN 1r 1r 1r 2r - - -

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Katerina Maleeva Results

  • Singles
    Doubles

MOSCOW

WTA // RUSSIA // 28-Oct-1996 // $400,000 // Carpet (Indoor) // Draw: 32M/0Q/16D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 BYE
Q-R16 Win Ekaterina Sysoeva (RUS) 310 6-4 6-1
Q-Q Loss Elena Tatarkova (UKR) 289 1-6 7-5 6-1

WTA Rankings PTS

+3

Prize Money

$1,400

LUXEMBOURG

WTA // LUXEMBOURG // 21-Oct-1996 // $164,250 // Carpet (Indoor) // Draw: 32M/0Q/16D // Rank: 217 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Win Jana Pospisilova (CZE) 260 6-2 3-6 6-3
Q-R16 Loss [2] Natalia Medvedeva (UKR) 94 6-2 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+2

Prize Money

$280

WARSAW

WTA // POLAND // 16-Sep-1996 // $164,250 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/0Q/16D // Rank: 221 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Loss Jana Pospisilova (CZE) 281 6-3 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$140

KARLOVY VARY

WTA // CZECH REPUBLIC // 09-Sep-1996 // $160,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/0Q/16D // Rank: 223 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss [1] Barbara Paulus (AUT) 14 6-4 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$1,025

MONTREAL

WTA // CANADA // 05-Aug-1996 // $926,250 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 64M/0Q/32D // Rank: 226 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Win Laura Golarsa (ITA) 157 7-5 2-6 6-4
Q-R16 Loss [6] Virginia Ruano Pascual (ESP) 104 6-1 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+3

Prize Money

$1,000

FRENCH OPEN

Grand Slam // FRANCE // 27-May-1996 // $4,004,885 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/0Q/64D // Rank: 228 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R64 Win Silvia Ramon-Cortes (ESP) 204 7-6 (4) 7-5
Q-R32 Loss [16] Rachel McQuillan (AUS) 136 6-1 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+6

Prize Money

$2,703

BUDAPEST

WTA // HUNGARY // 06-May-1996 // $107,500 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/0Q/16D // Rank: 224 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss Denisa Krajcovicova (SVK) 218 7-6 (5) 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$700

AMELIA ISLAND

WTA // USA // 08-Apr-1996 // $450,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 64M/0Q/32D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: /W

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R64 Win [11] Lindsay Lee-Waters (USA) 34 6-0 6-7 (2) 6-2
R32 Loss Tatjana Jecmenica (SCG) 87 6-4 3-6 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+14

Prize Money

$2,150

HILTON HEAD

WTA // USA // 01-Apr-1996 // $926,250 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/0Q/16D // Rank: 300 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Loss [7] Katarzyna Nowak (POL) 69 6-4 6-0

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$770

MIAMI

WTA // USA // 25-Mar-1996 // $1,550,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/0Q/64D // Rank: 304 // Seed/Entry: /W

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Loss Larisa Neiland (LAT) 70 6-4 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$2,800

OKLAHOMA CITY

WTA // USA // 19-Feb-1996 // $164,250 // Hard (Indoor) // Draw: 32M/0Q/16D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: /W

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win Maria Vento-Kabchi (VEN) 121 6-3 6-0
R16 Loss [1] Chanda Rubin (USA) 10 7-6 (2) 6-1

WTA Rankings PTS

+21

Prize Money

$1,800

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Grand Slam // AUSTRALIA // 15-Jan-1996 // $2,579,305 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/0Q/64D // Rank: 283 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R64 Loss [6] Denisa Krajcovicova (SVK) 133 6-1 7-5

WTA Rankings PTS

+2

Prize Money

$841

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Current WTA Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
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Rankings Breakdown

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
27/05/1996 FRENCH OPEN Q - R32 8
15/01/1996 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R64 2
26/06/1995 WIMBLEDON R128 14
29/05/1995 FRENCH OPEN R128 14
16/01/1995 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 14
29/08/1994 US OPEN R64 27
20/06/1994 WIMBLEDON R128 14
23/05/1994 FRENCH OPEN R64 27
17/01/1994 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 14
30/08/1993 US OPEN Q 200
Date Tournament Round Points
21/06/1993 WIMBLEDON R128 14
24/05/1993 FRENCH OPEN R16 110
18/01/1993 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R16 110
31/08/1992 US OPEN R32 50
22/06/1992 WIMBLEDON Q 190
25/05/1992 FRENCH OPEN R64 25
13/01/1992 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R16 100
26/08/1991 US OPEN R32 50
24/06/1991 WIMBLEDON R16 100
27/05/1991 FRENCH OPEN R32 50
Date Tournament Round Points
14/01/1991 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q 190
27/08/1990 US OPEN R16 100
25/06/1990 WIMBLEDON Q 190
28/05/1990 FRENCH OPEN Q 190
15/01/1990 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q 190
28/08/1989 US OPEN R64 25
29/05/1989 FRENCH OPEN R16 100
29/08/1988 US OPEN Q 190
20/06/1988 WIMBLEDON R16 100
23/05/1988 FRENCH OPEN R128 13
Date Tournament Round Points
31/08/1987 US OPEN R32 0
22/06/1987 WIMBLEDON R128 0
25/05/1987 FRENCH OPEN R16 0
25/08/1986 US OPEN R32 0
23/06/1986 WIMBLEDON R32 0
26/05/1986 FRENCH OPEN R16 0
25/11/1985 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R16 0
26/08/1985 US OPEN R128 0
24/06/1985 WIMBLEDON R128 0
27/05/1985 FRENCH OPEN R32 0
Date Tournament Round Points
Complete Rankings Breakdown

Rankings History

Year Season-ending Singles Season-ending Doubles
1996 231 446
1995 278 159
1994 36 33
1993 22 37
1992 16 34
1991 11 132
1990 6 32
1989 15 69
1988 11 64
1987 13 84
1986 29 48
1985 28 0
1984 93 0
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
09-Jul-1990 (6) 12-Sep-1994 (24)

Current WTA Rankings

Ranking Points
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Rankings Breakdown

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    Doubles

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
27/05/1996 FRENCH OPEN Q - R32 8
15/01/1996 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R64 2
26/06/1995 WIMBLEDON R128 14
29/05/1995 FRENCH OPEN R128 14
16/01/1995 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 14
29/08/1994 US OPEN R64 27
20/06/1994 WIMBLEDON R128 14
23/05/1994 FRENCH OPEN R64 27
17/01/1994 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 14
30/08/1993 US OPEN Q 200
Date Tournament Round Points
21/06/1993 WIMBLEDON R128 14
24/05/1993 FRENCH OPEN R16 110
18/01/1993 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R16 110
31/08/1992 US OPEN R32 50
22/06/1992 WIMBLEDON Q 190
25/05/1992 FRENCH OPEN R64 25
13/01/1992 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R16 100
26/08/1991 US OPEN R32 50
24/06/1991 WIMBLEDON R16 100
27/05/1991 FRENCH OPEN R32 50
Date Tournament Round Points
14/01/1991 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q 190
27/08/1990 US OPEN R16 100
25/06/1990 WIMBLEDON Q 190
28/05/1990 FRENCH OPEN Q 190
15/01/1990 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q 190
28/08/1989 US OPEN R64 25
29/05/1989 FRENCH OPEN R16 100
29/08/1988 US OPEN Q 190
20/06/1988 WIMBLEDON R16 100
23/05/1988 FRENCH OPEN R128 13
Date Tournament Round Points
31/08/1987 US OPEN R32 0
22/06/1987 WIMBLEDON R128 0
25/05/1987 FRENCH OPEN R16 0
25/08/1986 US OPEN R32 0
23/06/1986 WIMBLEDON R32 0
26/05/1986 FRENCH OPEN R16 0
25/11/1985 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R16 0
26/08/1985 US OPEN R128 0
24/06/1985 WIMBLEDON R128 0
27/05/1985 FRENCH OPEN R32 0
Date Tournament Round Points

Tour Championships

Date Tournament Round Points
16/11/1992 VS CHAMPIONSHIPS R16 100
18/11/1991 VS CHAMPIONSHIPS R16 100
12/11/1990 VS CHAMPIONSHIPS Q 190
14/11/1988 VS CHAMPIONSHIPS R16 100
16/11/1987 VS CHAMPIONSHIPS R16 0

Tier 1-5

Date Tournament Round Points
28/10/1996 MOSCOW Q - Q 4
21/10/1996 LUXEMBOURG Q - R16 3
16/09/1996 WARSAW Q - R32 1
09/09/1996 KARLOVY VARY R32 1
05/08/1996 MONTREAL Q - R16 5
06/05/1996 BUDAPEST R32 1
08/04/1996 AMELIA ISLAND R32 24
01/04/1996 HILTON HEAD Q - R32 1
25/03/1996 MIAMI R128 1
19/02/1996 OKLAHOMA CITY R16 24
Date Tournament Round Points
06/11/1995 PHILADELPHIA Q - R16 0
30/10/1995 QUEBEC CITY R32 10
16/10/1995 BRIGHTON R32 18
15/05/1995 BERLIN R64 13
08/05/1995 PRAGUE R32 6
01/05/1995 HAMBURG R32 18
20/03/1995 MIAMI R64 8
27/02/1995 INDIAN WELLS R16 35
13/02/1995 PARIS R32 18
07/11/1994 PHILADELPHIA R16 55
Date Tournament Round Points
31/10/1994 QUEBEC CITY W 190
17/10/1994 BRIGHTON Q 70
10/10/1994 FILDERSTADT R32 18
26/09/1994 LEIPZIG R32 18
15/08/1994 MONTREAL Q 105
25/07/1994 STRATTON MOUNTAIN R32 18
09/05/1994 BERLIN R16 55
25/04/1994 HAMBURG R16 35
18/04/1994 BARCELONA R32 18
14/03/1994 MIAMI R32 30
Date Tournament Round Points
14/02/1994 PARIS S 135
07/02/1994 LINZ R32 10
01/11/1993 QUEBEC CITY F 135
25/10/1993 ESSEN Q 70
18/10/1993 BRIGHTON Q 70
20/09/1993 TOKYO (NICHIREI) R32 18
16/08/1993 TORONTO R16 55
09/08/1993 LOS ANGELES R64 9
12/07/1993 KITZBUHEL R32 10
03/05/1993 ROME R32 28
Date Tournament Round Points
26/04/1993 HAMBURG Q 70
29/03/1993 HILTON HEAD Q 105
22/03/1993 HOUSTON R16 35
22/02/1993 INDIAN WELLS R32 9
08/02/1993 CHICAGO S 135
09/11/1992 INDIANAPOLIS S 85
02/11/1992 OAKLAND S 135
19/10/1992 BRIGHTON R32 18
28/09/1992 LEIPZIG S 110
21/09/1992 TOKYO (NICHIREI) S 135
Date Tournament Round Points
17/08/1992 MONTREAL R16 50
11/05/1992 BERLIN R16 50
04/05/1992 ROME R32 12
13/04/1992 HOUSTON S 135
06/04/1992 AMELIA ISLAND R16 35
24/02/1992 INDIAN WELLS S 135
10/02/1992 LINZ R16 10
03/02/1992 ESSEN Q 70
11/11/1991 INDIANAPOLIS W 190
21/10/1991 BRIGHTON Q 70
Date Tournament Round Points
30/09/1991 LEIPZIG Q 55
16/09/1991 TOKYO (NICHIREI) S 135
19/08/1991 WASHINGTON DC F 210
05/08/1991 TORONTO F 265
13/05/1991 BERLIN R32 11
29/04/1991 HAMBURG Q 70
15/04/1991 HOUSTON Q 70
01/04/1991 HILTON HEAD R32 11
25/02/1991 PALM SPRINGS Q 70
11/02/1991 CHICAGO Q 70
Date Tournament Round Points
05/11/1990 INDIANAPOLIS S 85
22/10/1990 BRIGHTON S 135
15/10/1990 FILDERSTADT S 135
24/09/1990 TOKYO (DENTSU) S 135
13/08/1990 LOS ANGELES Q 70
30/07/1990 MONTREAL F 265
14/05/1990 BERLIN R16 45
30/04/1990 HAMBURG R32 0
16/04/1990 TAMPA F 170
02/04/1990 HILTON HEAD Q 85
Date Tournament Round Points
26/03/1990 HOUSTON W 240
26/02/1990 INDIAN WELLS S 135
06/11/1989 NASHVILLE Q 45
30/10/1989 INDIANAPOLIS W 190
16/10/1989 BAYONNE W 110
11/09/1989 PHOENIX Q 45
14/08/1989 MAHWAH R16 30
31/07/1989 SOFIA F 75
24/07/1989 BASTAD W 110
22/05/1989 STRASBOURG R32 6
Date Tournament Round Points
15/05/1989 BERLIN R16 45
24/04/1989 HOUSTON R32 18
17/04/1989 TAMPA R32 14
27/03/1989 MIAMI R16 55
24/10/1988 INDIANAPOLIS W 190
17/10/1988 ZURICH Q 55
22/08/1988 MAHWAH S 110
08/08/1988 SOFIA S 50
25/07/1988 HAMBURG F 170
11/07/1988 BRUSSELS R16 10
Date Tournament Round Points
02/05/1988 ROME R32 7
11/04/1988 AMELIA ISLAND Q 85
28/03/1988 TAMPA Q 55
21/03/1988 MIAMI R128 6
29/02/1988 SAN ANTONIO F 170
22/02/1988 OKLAHOMA CITY R32 10
08/02/1988 DALLAS Q 70
16/03/1987 DALLAS R32 23
10/03/1986 DALLAS R16 0
13/01/1986 WORCESTER R64 0
Date Tournament Round Points

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