Elitsa Kostova

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Elitsa Kostova
Country  Bulgaria
Residence Kardzhali, Bulgaria
Born (1990-04-10) April 10, 1990 (age 24)
Haskovo, Bulgaria
Turned pro 2006
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $164,230
Singles
Career record 251-192
Career titles 0 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest ranking No. 141 (November 21, 2011)
Current ranking No. 189 (August 25, 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q2 (2012)
French Open Q1 (2011, 2012)
Wimbledon Q1 (2011, 2012)
US Open Q2 (2011, 2012)
Doubles
Career record 76–112
Career titles 0 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest ranking No. 192 (23 July 2012)
Current ranking No. 225 (19 May 2014)
Last updated on: 19 May 2014.

Elitsa Kostova (Bulgarian: Елица Костова) (born 10 April 1990) is a professional Bulgaria tennis player and member of the Bulgaria Fed Cup team. On 21 November 2011, she reached her highest WTA singles ranking of 141 whilst her best doubles ranking was 192 on 23 July 2012. Her record for the Bulgarian Fed Cup Team is 10-12.[1]

Career[edit]

At a $25,000 ITF Tournament in Wellington, New Zealand, held in November 2010, Kostova, ranked 254 in the world, achieved her best victory in her career. She defeated world number 42 Jarmila Groth in the semifinals with the score 6–3, 6–4. In the final, she lost to world number 241 Erika Sema in three sets 2–6, 6–3, 4–6.[2] Kostova won her first match in a WTA main draw by beating Alizé Lim 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 at the 2014 Bucharest Open, after coming through the qualifying competition.

ITF Circuit finals: 27 (7–20)[edit]

Singles: 18 (4–14)[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
Runner-up 1. 20 April 2008 Turkey Antalya, Turkey Clay Netherlands Michelle Gerards 2–6, 6–2, 6–7(3–7)
Winner 2. 22 June 2008 Portugal Alcobaça, Portugal Hard United Kingdom Amanda Carreras 3–6, 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 7 December 2008 Spain Vinaròs, Spain Clay Switzerland Conny Perrin 4–6, 2–6
Winner 4. 15 November 2009 France Le Havre, France Clay (I) Germany Sina Haas 6–0, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 21 February 2010 Portugal Albufeira, Portugal Hard Italy Evelyn Mayr 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 4 July 2010 France Mont-de-Marsan, France Clay Czech Republic Petra Cetkovská 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 7. 25 July 2010 France Les Contamines, France Hard Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková 5–7, 6–0, 4–6
Runner-up 8. 21 November 2010 New Zealand Wellington, New Zealand Hard Japan Erika Sema 2–6, 6–3, 4–6
Runner-up 9. 3 December 2010 Australia Bendigo, Australia Hard Hungary Tímea Babos 6–3, 3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 10. 13 February 2011 Portugal Vale do Lobo, Portugal Hard Belgium Alison van Uytvanck 4–6, 6–4, 2–6
Runner-up 11. 3 July 2011 Spain Pozoblanco, Spain Hard Greece Eleni Daniilidou 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 12. 7 August 2011 Slovakia Trnava, Slovakia Clay Austria Yvonne Meusburger 6–0, 2–6, 0–6
Runner-up 13. 14 August 2011 Belgium Koksijde, Belgium Clay Netherlands Kiki Bertens 2–6, 1–6
Winner 14. 9 October 2011 Bulgaria Dobrich, Bulgaria Clay Romania Elena Bogdan 7–6(8–6), 6–2
Runner-up 15. 13 November 2011 Spain Benicarló, Spain Clay Spain Garbiñe Muguruza 6–7(3–7), 7–6(7–4), 3–6
Runner-up 16. 7 April 2013 France Dijon, France Hard (I) Germany Kristina Barrois 3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 17. 3 November 2013 United States New Braunfels, USA Hard Georgia (country) Anna Tatishvili 4–6, 4–6
Winner 18. 22 June 2014 France Montpellier, France Clay Ukraine Sofiya Kovalets 7–5, 6–1

Doubles: 9 (3–6)[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. 22 November 2009 France Équeurdreville-Hainneville, France Hard (I) France Kinnie Laisné France Elixane Lechemia
France Constance Sibille
4–6, 3–6
Winners 2. 14 May 2011 Croatia Zagreb, Croatia Clay Poland Barbara Sobaszkiewicz Croatia Ani Mijačika
Croatia Ana Vrljić
1–6, 6–3, [12–10]
Winners 3. 10 June 2012 Czech Republic Zlín, Czech Republic Clay Bosnia and Herzegovina Jasmina Tinjić Paraguay Verónica Cepede Royg
Brazil Teliana Pereira
4–6, 6–1, [10–8]
Runner-ups 4. 5 April 2013 France Dijon, France Hard (I) Russia Marina Shamayko Italy Nicole Clerico
Italy Giulia Gatto-Monticone
4–6, 2–6
Runner-ups 5. 24 May 2013 Morocco Casablanca, Morocco Clay Poland Sandra Zaniewska Germany Justine Ozga
Germany Anna Zaja
4–6, 2–6
Winners 6. 20 September 2013 France Saint-Malo, France Clay Argentina Florencia Molinero Liechtenstein Kathinka von Deichmann
Germany Nina Zander
6–2, 6–4
Runner-ups 7. 13 December 2013 Spain Madrid, Spain Hard Russia Evgeniya Rodina Netherlands Demi Schuurs
Netherlands Eva Wacanno
1–6, 2–6
Runner-ups 8. 13 June 2014 Germany Essen, Germany Clay Belgium Ysaline Bonaventure Germany Kristina Barrois
Germany Tatjana Maria
2–6, 2–6
Runner-ups 9. 20 June 2014 France Montpellier, France Clay Chinese Taipei Hsu Chieh-yu Spain Inés Ferrer Suárez
Spain Sara Sorribes Tormo
6–2, 3–6, [10–12]

Fed Cup[edit]

Elitsa Kostova debuted for the Bulgaria Fed Cup team in 2008. Since then she has a 6–8 singles record and a 4–4 doubles record (10–12 overall).

Singles (6–8)[edit]

Edition Round Date Against Surface Opponent W/L Result
2008 Europe/Africa Group I PO 2 February 2008  Hungary Carpet (I) Hungary Gréta Arn L 2–6, 1–6
2009 Europe/Africa Group I RR 4 February 2009  Estonia Hard (I) Estonia Maret Ani L 2–6, 2–6
6 February 2009  Croatia Croatia Petra Martić L 2–6, 1–6
RPO 7 February 2009  Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Sandra Martinović L 4–6, 6–0, 2–6
2010 Europe/Africa Group I RR 5 February 2010  Slovakia Hard (I) Slovakia Maša Zec-Peškirič W 7–5, 6–1
2011 Europe/Africa Group I RR 2 February 2011  Poland Hard Poland Maret Ani W 6–4, 4–6, 7–6(7–5)
4 February 2011  Israel Israel Julia Glushko L 0–6, 2–6
RPO 4 February 2011  Latvia Latvia Līga Dekmeijere W 6–3, 6–3
2012 Europe/Africa Group I RR 1 February 2012  Estonia Hard Estonia Margit Rüütel W 6–2, 6–1
3 February 2012  Austria Austria Patricia Mayr L 3–6, 3–6
2013 Europe/Africa Group I RR 8 February 2013  Luxembourg Hard Luxembourg Laura Correia W 6–1, 6–3
2014 Europe/Africa Group I RR 4 February 2014  Portugal Hard (I) Portugal Michelle Larcher de Brito L 6–4, 2–6, 6–7(3–7)
6 February 2014  Turkey Turkey Çağla Büyükakçay L 6–7(3–7), 1–6
RPO 9 February 2014  Luxembourg Luxembourg Anne Kremer W 6–3, 6–7(7–9), 7–6(9–7)

Doubles (4–4)[edit]

Edition Round Date Partner Against Surface Opponents W/L Result
2009 Europe/Africa Group I RR 4 February 2009 Bulgaria Tsvetana Pironkova  Estonia Hard (I) Estonia Maret Ani
Estonia Kaia Kanepi
L 1–6, 6–4, 2–6
6 February 2009 Bulgaria Tsvetana Pironkova  Croatia Croatia Jelena Kostanić Tošić
Croatia Petra Martić
L 6–7(3–7), 1–6
RPO 7 February 2009 Bulgaria Tsvetana Pironkova  Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Mervana Jugić-Salkić
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sandra Martinović
L 4–6, 6–3, 3–6
2010 Europe/Africa Group I RR 5 February 2010 Bulgaria Biljana Pawlowa-Dimitrova  Slovakia Hard (I) Slovakia Andreja Klepač
Slovakia Maša Zec-Peškirič
W 6–1, 6–2
2013 Europe/Africa Group I RR 7 February 2013 Bulgaria Isabella Shinikova  Netherlands Hard Netherlands Arantxa Rus
Netherlands Bibiane Schoofs
W 6–2, 7–6(7–5)
9 February 2013 Bulgaria Isabella Shinikova  Slovenia Slovenia Andreja Klepač
Slovenia Tina Rupert
W 6–2, 6–3
2014 Europe/Africa Group I RR 6 February 2014 Bulgaria Isabella Shinikova  Turkey Hard (I) Turkey Çağla Büyükakçay
Turkey Pemra Özgen
L 7–5, 1–6, 5–7
7 February 2014 Bulgaria Viktoriya Tomova  Belarus Belarus Ilona Kremen
Belarus Aliaksandra Sasnovich
W 4–6, 6–3, 7–5
  • RR = Round Robin
  • RPO = Relegation Play-off

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