Bulgaria Fed Cup team

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Bulgaria
Flag of Bulgaria.svg
Captain Dora Rangelova
ITF ranking 36 Decrease9 [1]
Colors White & Green
First year 1966
Years played 36
Ties played (W–L) 114 (54-60)
Best finish SF (1985, 1987)
Most total wins Katerina Maleeva (29-22)
Most singles wins Katerina Maleeva (20-9)
Most doubles wins Magdalena Maleeva (9-9),
Katerina Maleeva (9-13)
Best doubles team Katerina Maleeva/Manuela Maleeva (5-7)
Most ties played Tsvetana Pironkova (34)
Most years played Tsvetana Pironkova (11)

The Bulgaria Fed Cup team represents Bulgaria in Fed Cup tennis competition and are governed by the Bulgarian Tennis Federation.

In 2014, Bulgaria suffered 1-2 defeats in all three of their round-robin ties against Portugal, Turkey and Belarus to face a relegation play-off against Luxembourg. Isabella Shinikova and Elitsa Kostova both won in the singles to give them a 2-0 victory and avoid dropping into Europe/Africa Zone Group II.

History[edit]

Bulgaria competed in its first Fed Cup in 1966. Until the 1996 edition of the competition the team has always played in the Fed Cup World Group. From 1996 the team is competing in Group I of the Europe/Africa Zone.

The best results of the Bulgarian Fed Cup team are the semifinals the team played in 1985 and 1987. The team also reached the quarterfinals of the competition in 1968, 1984, 1986, 1989, 1992 and 1994. These results are closely connected with the success of the Maleeva sisters (Magdalena Maleeva, Katerina Maleeva and Manuela Maleeva) who have represented Bulgaria for more than 20 years in the competition.

Current Team[edit]

Player information and rankings as of 9 February 2014. The following players were called up for the Europe/Africa Zone Group I ties in February 2014.

Player WTA Rank First year played Total Win/Loss Singles Win/Loss Doubles Win/Loss
Elitsa Kostova 242 2008 10–12 6–8 4–4
Isabella Shinikova 365 2012 6–3 2–2 4–1
Viktoriya Tomova 405 2014 2–1 0–1 2–0
Borislava Botusharova 469 2014 0–1 0–1 0–0
Recent callups
Player Most recent appearance
Tsvetana Pironkova 2013 Europe/Africa Zone Group I, Round Robin
Dia Evtimova 2013 Europe/Africa Zone Group I, Round Robin

Recent performances[edit]

Here is the list of all match-ups since 1995, when the competition started being held in the current World Group format.

1990s[edit]

2000s[edit]

2010s[edit]

Year Competition Date Location Opponent Score Result
2010 Europe/Africa Group I, Round Robin 3 February Lisbon (POR)  Netherlands 1–2 Loss
Europe/Africa Group I, Round Robin 4 February Lisbon (POR)  Israel 1–2 Loss
Europe/Africa Group I, Round Robin 5 February Lisbon (POR)  Slovenia 2–1 Win
Europe/Africa Group I, Relegation Play-off 6 February Lisbon (POR)  Portugal 2–1 Win
2011 Europe/Africa Group I, Round Robin 2 February Eilat (ISR)  Poland 2–1 Win
Europe/Africa Group I, Round Robin 3 February Eilat (ISR)  Luxembourg 1–2 Loss
Europe/Africa Group I, Round Robin 4 February Eilat (ISR)  Israel 1–2 Loss
Europe/Africa Group I, Relegation Play-off 5 February Eilat (ISR)  Latvia 2–0 Win
2012 Europe/Africa Group I, Round Robin 1 February Eilat (ISR)  Estonia 3–0 Win
Europe/Africa Group I, Round Robin 3 February Eilat (ISR)  Austria 1–2 Loss
Europe/Africa Group I, Positional Play-off 5 February Eilat (ISR)  Portugal 0–2 Loss
2013 Europe/Africa Group I, Round Robin 7 February Eilat (ISR)  Netherlands 3–0 Win
Europe/Africa Group I, Round Robin 8 February Eilat (ISR)  Luxembourg 3–0 Win
Europe/Africa Group I, Round Robin 9 February Eilat (ISR)  Slovenia 3–0 Win
Europe/Africa Group I, Promotional Play-off 10 February Eilat (ISR)  Great Britain 0–2 Loss
2014 Europe/Africa Group I, Round Robin 4 February Budapest (HUN)  Portugal 1–2 Loss
Europe/Africa Group I, Round Robin 6 February Budapest (HUN)  Turkey 1–2 Loss
Europe/Africa Group I, Round Robin 7 February Budapest (HUN)  Belarus 1–2 Loss
Europe/Africa Group I, Relegation Play-off 9 February Budapest (HUN)  Luxembourg 2–0 Win

Team representatives[edit]

This is a list of tennis players who have represented the Bulgaria Fed Cup team in an official Fed Cup match.

Player W-L
(Total)
W-L
(Singles)
W-L
(Doubles)
Ties Debut Years Played
Jaklin Alawi 0–2 0–0 0–2 2 2007 1
Galia Angelova 6–5 3–2 3–3 8 1988 2
Lubomira Bacheva 1–6 0–4 1–2 4 1993 4
Yulia Berberian 0–4 0–0 0–4 4 1968 3
Borislava Botusharova 0–1 0–1 0–0 1 2014 1
Maria Chakarova 3–4 2–2 1–2 4 1966 3
Galina Dimitrova 0–2 0–2 0–0 2 1997 1
Dora Djilianova 0–1 0–0 0–1 1 1995 1
Dia Evtimova 14–12 7–10 7–2 21 2007 6
Filipa Gabrovska 2–4 0–0 2–4 6 1998 3
Maria Geznenge 5–2 0–0 5–2 7 1999 4
Sesil Karatantcheva 8–5 6–2 2–3 8 2004 2
Marina Kondova 1–1 0–0 1–1 2 1983 1
Elitsa Kostova 10–12 6–8 4–4 17 2008 7
Dimana Krastevitch 1–4 1–2 0–2 3 2006 1
Svetlana Krivencheva 2–4 0–2 2–2 6 1988 4
Katerina Maleeva 29–22 20–9 9–13 28 1984 10
Magdalena Maleeva 27–17 18–8 9–9 28 1991 10
Manuela Maleeva 22–12 16–4 6–8 20 1983 6
Dessislava Mladenova 1–2 0–0 1–2 3 2007 1
Diana Moskova 0–1 0–0 0–1 1 1975 1
Teodora Nedeva 0–3 0–0 0–3 3 1996 2
Pavlina Nola 5–7 4–4 1–3 7 1995 3
Elena Pampoulova 8–8 5–6 3–2 12 1988 5
Antoaneta Pandjerova 8–13 3–8 5–5 14 1996 5
Biljana Pawlowa-Dimitrova 1–1 0–1 1–0 1 2010 1
Maria Penkova 3–6 1–0 2–6 8 2004 3
Tsvetana Pironkova 26–25 19–15 7–10 34 2003 11
Lubka Radkova 1–9 0–5 1–4 5 1966 4
Dora Rangelova 4–7 1–2 3–5 8 1986 3
Isabella Shinikova 6–3 2–2 4–1 7 2012 3
Christina Sotirova 0–1 0–1 0–0 1 1975 1
Viktoriya Tomova 2–1 0–1 2–0 2 2014 1
Desislava Topalova 18–16 14–7 4–9 23 1997 8
Radoslava Topalova 1–2 0–0 1–2 3 2001 2
Adriana Velcheva 1–4 1–2 0–2 3 1983 1

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ As of 10 February 2014, Fed Cup - Current Rankings