Elena Pampoulova

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Elena Pampoulova
Елена Пампулова
Country  Bulgaria (1972-96)
 Germany (1997-2001)
Residence Sofia, Bulgaria
Born (1972-05-17) 17 May 1972 (age 42)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Turned pro 1988
Retired 2001
Prize money $704,882
Singles
Career record 243–179
Career titles 1 WTA, 12 ITF
Highest ranking 62 (9 September 1996)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1990, 1998, 1999)
French Open 2R (1990, 1998, 1999)
Wimbledon 3R (1999)
US Open 3R (1997)
Doubles
Career record 163–146
Career titles 3 WTA, 8 ITF
Highest ranking 38 (23 September 1996)
Last updated on: 12 September 2012.

Elena Pampoulova (also Elena Wagner, Elena Pampoulova-Bergomi, Bulgarian: Елена Пампулова, born 17 May 1972, in Sofia) is a retired professional tennis player from Bulgaria. She competed for Fed Cup of the International Tennis Federation (ITF). Elena's first tennis coach was her own mother, Bulgarian tennis player Lubka Radkova. Elena's father, Emilian Pampoulov, is also a tennis player.

Tennis career[edit]

Pampoulova's professional tennis career span from 1988 to 2001. Her career-high singles ranking is 62 (9 September 1996). Her career-high doubles ranking is 38 (23 September 1996).

Pampoulova played for Bulgaria and the Bulgaria Fed Cup team from 1988 to 1992. Pampulova was one of only three players to represent Bulgaria in tennis at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona (together with Katerina Maleeva and Magdalena Maleeva).

From 1997 to 1999 Elena played for Germany and the Germany Fed Cup team. Her total tennis career prize money amounts to $704,882. Pampoulova has 13 career titles in singles (1 of the from WTA tour) and 11 career titles in doubles (3 of them from WTA tour).

Personal life[edit]

On 11 July 2006, Elena Pampoulova married her long-time boy-friend, Swiss banker Christian Bergomi. The couple currently lives in Switzerland, where Elena is an investment banker.[1] Their son Alex was born in early 2008.

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 2 (1–1)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–0)
Tier III (0–0)
Tier IV (1–1)
Tier V (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 13 November 1994 Indonesia Surabaya, Indonesia Hard Japan Ai Sugiyama 2–6, 6–0, Ret.
Runner-up 2. 2 August 1998 Poland Sopot, Poland Clay Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová 3–6, 7–5, 1–6

Doubles: 8 (3–5)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–0)
Tier III (1–0)
Tier IV (2–3)
Tier V (0–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-ups 1. 6 August 1989 Bulgaria Sofia, Bulgaria Clay Germany Silke Meier Italy Laura Garrone
Italy Laura Golarsa
4–6, 5–7
Runner-ups 2. 17 September 1989 Greece Athens, Greece Clay Germany Silke Meier Italy Sandra Cecchini
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
6–4, 4–6, 2–6
Runner-ups 3. 15 September 1996 Czech Republic Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic Clay Czech Republic Eva Martincová Slovakia Karina Habšudová
Czech Republic Helena Suková
6–3, 3–6, 2–6
Winners 4. 22 September 1996 Poland Warsaw, Poland Clay Ukraine Olga Lugina France Alexandra Fusai
Italy Laura Garrone
1–6, 6–4, 7–5
Runner-ups 5. 5 January 1997 New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand Hard Poland Aleksandra Olsza Slovakia Janette Husárová
Belgium Dominique Van Roost
2–6, 7–6(7–5), 3–6
Runner-ups 6. 27 April 1997 Hungary Budapest, Hungary Clay Czech Republic Eva Martincová South Africa Amanda Coetzer
France Alexandra Fusai
3–6, 1–6
Winners 7. 19 July 1998 Italy Palermo, Italy Clay Bulgaria Pavlina Nola Austria Barbara Schett
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
6–4, 6–2
Winners 8. 8 August 1999 Belgium Knokke-Heist, Belgium Clay Czech Republic Eva Martincová Russia Evgenia Koulikovskaya
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sandra Naćuk
3–6, 6–3, 6–3

ITF Circuit finals: 27 (20–7)[edit]

Singles: 14 (12–2)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 30 October 1988 Switzerland Baden, Switzerland Clay Poland Katarzyna Nowak 6–1, 6–1
Winner 2. 4 December 1988 Australia Melbourne, Australia Hard Mexico Xóchitl Escobedo 7–6(7–3), 6–2
Winner 3. 28 May 1989 Greece Athens, Greece Clay Bulgaria Dora Rangelova 6–1, 6–7, 6–1
Winner 4. 16 July 1989 Germany Erlangen, Germany Clay Germany Wiltrud Probst 6–1, 2–6, 6–3
Winner 5. 20 August 1989 Hungary Budapest, Hungary Clay Germany Silke Frankl 6–4, 6–7, 6–0
Winner 6. 8 July 1990 Germany Vaihingen, Germany Clay Slovakia Denisa Krajčovičová 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 7. 22 November 1992 United Kingdom Nottingham, United Kingdom Carpet (I) Russia Elena Makarova 6–3, 2–6, 5–7
Runner-up 8. 20 March 1994 France Reims, France Clay (I) France Catherine Mothes 1–6, 2–6
Winner 9. 30 October 1994 Indonesia Jakarta, Indonesia Hard Japan Hiromi Nagano 6–4, 6–1
Winner 10. 3 December 1995 France Limoges, France Hard Spain Paula Hermida 7–5, 6–3
Winner 11. 25 February 1996 United Kingdom Redbridge, United Kingdom Hard Japan Haruka Inoue 6–4, 6–4
Winner 12. 3 March 1996 United Kingdom Southampton, United Kingdom Carpet (I) France Isabelle Demongeot 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 13. 21 April 1996 Spain Murcia, Spain Clay Switzerland Patty Schnyder 6–4, 6–3
Winner 14. 29 March 1998 United States Woodlands, USA Hard Israel Anna Smashnova 2–6, 6–1, 7–5

Doubles: 13 (8–5)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-ups 1. 4 November 1988 Australia Melbourne, Australia Hard Australia Kristin Godridge Australia Natalia Leipus
Australia Bernadette Randall-Marshall
4–6, 7–6(7–5), 2–6
Winners 2. 9 April 1989 Italy Bari, Italy Clay Austria Marion Maruska Hungary Andrea Noszály
Germany Eva Maria Schuerhoff
W/O
Winners 3. 14 June 1992 Italy Modena, Italy Clay Romania Ruxandra Dragomir France Alexandra Fusai
Switzerland Nathalie Tschan
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Runner-ups 4. 4 August 1992 Germany Vaihingen, Germany Clay South Africa Joannette Kruger Czech Republic Eva Martincová
Czech Republic Pavlína Rajzlová
4–6, 0–6
Runner-ups 5. 15 November 1992 United Kingdom Manchester, United Kingdom Carpet (I) Switzerland Nathalie Tschan Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Russia Elena Makarova
3–6, 4–6
Winners 6. 22 November 1992 United Kingdom Nottingham, United Kingdom Carpet (I) Belgium Els Callens Romania Ruxandra Dragomir
Romania Irina Spîrlea
7–6(7–3), 6–4
Winners 7. 11 April 1993 France Limoges, France Carpet (I) Italy Silvia Farina Elia United States Stephanie Reece
United States Danielle Scott
6–2, 6–7(5–7), 6–2
Winners 8. 11 April 1993 France Poitiers, France Hard Ukraine Olga Lugina Belgium Els Callens
Belgium Nancy Feber
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Winners 9. 11 December 1994 France Cergy-Pontoise, France Hard (I) France Angelique Olivier Czech Republic Kateřina Šišková
Czech Republic Eva Melicharová
6–1, 6–4
Winners 10. 29 October 1995 United States Lakeland, USA Hard Czech Republic Eva Martincová United States Sandra Cacic
Australia Tracey Rodgers
1–6, 6–2, 6–1
Runner-ups 11. 3 December 1995 France Limoges, France Hard Czech Republic Eva Martincová Czech Republic Eva Melicharová
Czech Republic Helena Vildová
3–6, 6–0, 4–6
Winners 12. 29 October 1997 Croatia Makarska, Croatia Clay Ukraine Olga Lugina Russia Maria Goloviznina
Russia Evgenia Kulikovskaya
5–7, 7–5, 7–5
Runner-ups 13. 26 April 1998 Czech Republic Prostějov, Czech Republic Clay Ukraine Olga Lugina Czech Republic Lenka Cenková
Czech Republic Kateřina Šišková
4–6, 6–4, 4–6

Fed Cup[edit]

Elena Pampoulova debuted for the Bulgaria Fed Cup team in 1988. Since then she has a 5–6 singles record and a 3–2 doubles record (8–8 overall).

Singles (5–6)[edit]

Edition Round Date Against Surface Opponent W/L Result
1988 World Group I QR 4 December 1988  Philippines Hard Philippines Sarah Rafael W 6–3, 6–2
R1 5 December 1988  Sweden Sweden Catarina Lindqvist L 5–7, 3–6
PO 6 December 1988  Malta Malta Carol Cassar-Torreggiani W 7–6(7–5), 6–3
PO 7 December 1988  Netherlands Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy L 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 5–7
1990 World Group I QR 21 July 1990  Philippines Hard Philippines Sarah Castillejo W 6–2, 6–0
R1 22 July 1990  Austria Austria Judith Wiesner L 0–6, 0–6
PO 23 July 1990  Norway Norway Amy Jonsson-Råholt W 6–4, 6–3
PO 24 July 1990  Brazil Brazil Claudia Chabalgoity L 2–6, 6–2, 4–6
1992 World Group I Play-offs PO 17 July 1992  Hungary Clay Hungary Anna Földényi L 4–6, 2–6
↓  Representing  Germany  ↓
1999 World Group II QF 24 April 1999  Japan Clay Japan Shinobu Asagoe L 6–7(6–8), 1–6
25 April 1999 Japan Miho Saeki W 7–6(10–8), 6–3

Doubles (3–2)[edit]

Edition Round Date Partner Against Surface Opponents W/L Result
1988 World Group I R1 5 December 1988 Bulgaria Galia Angelova  Sweden Hard Sweden Jonna Jonerup
Sweden Maria Lindström
L 6–2, 6–7(5–7), 1–6
1990 World Group I PO 23 July 1990 Bulgaria Dora Rangelova  Norway Hard Norway Amy Jonsson-Råholt
Norway Astrid Sunde
W 4–6, 6–2, 6–3
1992 World Group I Play-offs RPO 16 July 1992 Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva  Romania Hard Romania Ruxandra Dragomir
Romania Irina Spîrlea
L 6–7(5–7), 2–6
RPO 17 July 1992 Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva  Hungary Hungary Virág Csurgó
Hungary Kata Györke
W 7–6(8–6), 4–6, 6–1
↓  Representing  Germany  ↓
1997 World Group I QF 2 March 1997 Germany Barbara Rittner  Czech Republic Hard (I) Czech Republic Eva Martincová
Czech Republic Ludmila Richterová
W 7–6(7–3), 6–2

Grand Slam singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Australia Australian Open A A 2R A A A A 1R A 1R 2R 2R A A 0 / 5 3–5
France French Open A A 2R 1R A Q1 Q1 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R Q3 A 0 / 7 3–7
United Kingdom Wimbledon A A A 2R A A A 1R 1R A 1R 3R A A 0 / 5 3–5
United States US Open A A 1R A A A A 1R 2R 3R 1R 1R A A 0 / 6 3–6
SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 23 12–23
  • A = did not participate in the tournament.
  • SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.

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