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Personal

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.

Career Highlights

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.

Career in Review

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 Career High Ranking
Highest Singles
6
Jul 09, 1990
Doubles Career High Ranking
Highest Doubles
24
Sep 12, 1994