Coached by husband Anatoli Stoyanov...Mother, Maria, a journalist who helps coach Lubomira, was a 10-time national champion in Bulgaria; brother, Teodor, 12 years older, played Davis Cup and is a tennis coach in Germany who also helps coach Lubomira; father is deceased...Graduated high school in 1993; studied for a year-and-half at a private university in Sofia...Other sports interests include swimming and athletics...Hobbies include listening to music, reading, writing faxes, dancing and modeling...Favorite actors are Al Pacino and Meg Ryan...Likes to visit Amsterdam because it is extravagant, Paris because its romantic, and the mountains because they make her forget...Self-described as sensitive, emotional, positive-thinking, ambitious and humorous...Admires everyone who fights to be somebody and never gives up...Admired Steffi Graf for her great motivation and ability to come back.
• In juniors, won European Championships in 1989 and 1991
SINGLESWinner: 2001 - ITF/Bordeaux-FRA; 1999 - ITF/Dinan-FRA, ITF/Denain-FRA, ITF/Bordeaux-FRA; 1998 - ITF/Brest-FRA, ITF/Deauville-FRA; 1997 - ITF/Rebecq-BEL; 1991 - ITF/Sebenik-YUG, ITF/Dubrovnik-YUG.Semifinalist (1): 1999 - Estoril.DOUBLESWinner (2): 2001 - Casablanca (w/Carlsson); 2000 - Budapest (w/Torrens Valero).Finalist (2): 2002 - Palermo (w/Roesch); 2000 - Luxembourg (w/Torrens Valero).Semifinalist (5): 2002 - Budapest (w/Roesch), Warsaw (w/Poutchek); 2001 - Porto (w/Torrens Valero); 2000 - Hamburg (w/Hopmans), Antwerp (w/Tulyaganova).ADDITIONALBulgarian Fed Cup Team 1993-96.
1990 - Played three ITF Circuit main draws (failed to qualify in one ITF event in 1989), reaching SF at ITF/Bari-ITA1991 - Won first two ITF Circuit titles; made Tour debut at Milan as a LL (l. to Mag. Maleeva in 3s)1992 - Qualified for German Open (l. 2r to MJ Fernandez), Bayonne and Brighton; reached San Marino 2r; ITF Circuit finalist1993 - Qualified for Amelia Island; reached two ITF Circuit QF1994-1996 - Competed exclusively on ITF Circuit, reaching on final and one SF1997 - Won first title in six years at ITF/Rebecq-BEL; reached three other ITF finals1998 - Won ITF/Brest-FRA and ITF/Deauville-FRA1999 - First Top 100 finish at No. 73; as LL at Estoril, reached career-first Tour SF (l. to Srebotnik)2000 - W/Torrens Valero at Budapest, won first Tour doubles title; also reached Luxembourg final w/Torrens Valero; d. world No. 28 Clijsters at Antwerp to reach second career QF; also reached doubles SF w/Tulyaganova2001 - Recorded career-best win over No. 2-seed and world. No. 19 Rubin to reach Porto QF; captured second career doubles title at Casablanca w/Svensson2002 - D. No. 7 seed Bovina in Budapest 1r en route to QF; reached second Tour QF of season at Palermo (l. to eventual champion Diaz-Oliva) and was doubles runner-up w/Roesch; won third ITF doubles title of year at ITF/Poiters-FRA2003 - As a qualifier, l. 1r at Budapest to Cervanova in 3s; reached final in singles (eliminating two seeds en route) and doubles w/Haidner at ITF/Cuneo-ITA; reached QF at ITF/Girona-ESP and doubles final w/Vinci2004 - Runner-up at $50K ITF/Vittel-FRA, also reaching five doubles finals on ITF Circuit, winning one; on Tour, played singles qualifying five times, making it through at Roland Garros (l. 60 76(2) in 1r to No.11 Kuznetsova)
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