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Coached by Mihail Kanev since she was 9 ... Mother Eleonora works at the airport, father, Konstantin, owns a currency bureau ... Comes from a sporting family; grandfather played football for Bulgarian national team and also Levski and CSKA Sofia, while older brother Ivan was a top junior footballer ... Started playing tennis aged six ... Favorite surface is hard ... Best friend on tour is Harriet Dart ... Admires Simona Halep’s game ... Speaks Bulgarian, English, Croatian and a little Russian.
Bulgarian Fed Cup Team, 2014-15, 2017-20.
Career in Review
2019 – Fourth Top 200 season (finishing No.159); reached 2r at Osaka (as lucky loser, l. eventual champion Osaka); fell 1r three times and in qualifying seven times (incl. at all four Grand Slams). Won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2018 – Third Top 200 season (finishing No.156); reached career-high ranking of No.128 on July 16, 2018; Posted career-best run by advancing through qualifying to reach R16 at Istanbul (l. Kuznetsova); reached 2r at Hong Kong (as lucky loser, l. Kucova) and Wimbledon (as a qualifier, l. S.Williams); fell 1r three times (incl. Australian Open) and in qualifying seven times (incl. Roland Garros and US Open).
2017 – First Top 150 season (finishing No.141); reached 2r at Linz (as a qualifier, d. Broady, l. Golubic) and Bastad (as a qualifier, d. Goerges, l. Krunic); fell 1r one time and during qualifying 11 times (incl. all four Majors); won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.
2016 – First Top 200 season (finishing No. 152); fell during qualifying four times on the WTA Tour (incl. US Open); on ITF Circuit, won three consecutive singles titles and one doubles title in Turkey followed by one singles title in Hungary.
2015 – Won back-to-back singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit in Greece.
2014 – Won three singles titles and five doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2013 – Won one singles title and four doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2012 – Won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2011 - Won maiden singles title on the ITF Circuit at 10K ITF/Monastir-TUN (d. Boczova in F); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2010 - Played first qualifying round on the WTA Tour at Sony Ericsson Open.
2009 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit in Bulgaria.