Dia Evtimova

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Dia Evtimova
Диа Евтимова
Nürnberger Versicherungscup 2014-Dia Evtimova by 2eight DSC1760.jpg
Nürnberger Versicherungscup, 2014
Country (sports) Bulgaria
ResidenceHaskovo, Bulgaria
Born (1987-04-30) 30 April 1987 (age 34)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro2005
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 268,496
Singles
Career record552–449 (55.1%)
Career titles0 WTA, 10 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 145 (31 October 2011)
Current rankingNo. 651 (17 May 2021)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (2012)
French OpenQ1 (2012)
WimbledonQ1 (2012)
US OpenQ3 (2012)
Doubles
Career record207–156 (57.0%)
Career titles0 WTA, 16 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 228 (23 June 2014)
Current rankingNo. 651 (17 May 2021)
Team competitions
Fed Cup15–20 (42.9%)
(singles 7–3; doubles 8-7)
Last updated on: 20 May 2021.

Dia Evtimova (Bulgarian: Диа Евтимова) (born 30 April 1987) is a Bulgarian tennis player. On 31 October 2011, she reached her highest WTA singles ranking of No. 145 whilst her best doubles ranking was No. 228 on 23 June 2014.[1] She has more than 550 match wins on the tennis circuit which puts her 45th on the List of Open Era women's singles tennis players by career match wins and 12th among the active players. Evtimova also played for the Bulgarian Fed Cup team, with a current 15–20 record. [2]

Professional career[edit]

In 2010, she qualified for the Internationaux de Strasbourg where she was defeated by Maria Sharapova in the second round.[3]

In 2011, she qualified for the Gastein Ladies and reached her first WTA quarterfinal. She was defeated by Patricia Mayr-Achleitner.

Grand Slam performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Singles[edit]

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 W–L
Australian Open A A Q1 A A A A A A A A 0–0
French Open A A Q1 A A A A A A A A 0–0
Wimbledon A A Q1 A A A A A A A A 0–0
US Open Q1 Q2 Q3 A A A A A A A A 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

Singles: 26 (10 titles, 16 runner–ups)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (2–0)
Clay (8–15)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Aug 2005 ITF Maribor, Slovenia 10,000 Clay Sweden Mari Andersson 5–7, 3–6
Loss 0–2 Oct 2005 ITF Volos, Greece 10,000 Carpet Austria Patricia Mayr-Achleitner 4–6, 6–7(5–7)
Loss 0–3 Jun 2006 ITF Rousse, Bulgaria 10,000 Clay Bulgaria Maria Penkova 7–5, 4–6, 1–6
Win 1–3 Jun 2006 ITF Haskovo, Bulgaria 10,000 Clay Greece Anna Gerasimou 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–3
Loss 1–4 Aug 2006 ITF Maribor, Slovenia 10,000 Clay Slovenia Andreja Klepač 4–6, 6–2, 3–6
Win 2–4 Sep 2006 ITF Palić, Serbia and Montenegro 10,000 Clay Czech Republic Iveta Gerlová 6–0, 6–4
Loss 2–5 Oct 2006 ITF Podgorica, Serbia and Montenegro 25,000 Clay Serbia and Montenegro Ana Veselinović 4–6, 5–7
Loss 2–6 Jul 2007 ITF Bucharest, Romania 25,000 Clay Germany Julia Görges 0–6, 1–6
Loss 2–7 Mar 2009 ITF Rome, Italy 10,000 Clay Poland Karolina Kosińska 2–6, 6–3, 4–6
Loss 2–8 Jul 2009 ITF Bucharest, Romania 10,000 Clay Romania Elena Bogdan 3–6, 1–6
Win 3–8 Sep 2009 ITF Sandanski, Bulgaria 10,000 Clay Bulgaria Tanya Germanlieva 6–3, 6–0
Loss 3–9 Oct 2009 ITF Dobrich, Bulgaria 10,000 Clay Romania Simona Matei 2–6, 3–6
Loss 3–10 Oct 2009 ITF Madrid, Spain 50,000 Clay Italy Anna Floris 1–6, 3–6
Win 4–10 Feb 2011 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Clay France Marion Gaud 6–3, 6–4
Win 5–10 Jul 2011 ITF Ystad, Sweden 25,000 Clay Slovakia Jana Čepelová 6–3, 6–4
Win 6–10 Sep 2011 Zagreb Open, Croatia 50,000 Clay Russia Anastasia Pivovarova 6–2, 6–2
Loss 6–11 May 2013 ITF Indian Harbour Beach, U.S. 50,000 Clay Slovenia Petra Rampre 0–6, 1–6
Win 7–11 Oct 2013 ITF Burgas, Bulgaria 10,000 Clay Bulgaria Viktoriya Tomova 6–1, 6–2
Loss 7–12 Jul 2015 ITF Torino, Italy 25,000 Clay France Alizé Lim 6–3, 4–6, 4–6
Loss 7–13 Dec 2016 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Clay Germany Tayisiya Morderger 5–7, 1–6
Win 8–13 Feb 2017 ITF Antalya, Turkey 15,000 Clay Russia Valentina Ivakhnenko w/o
Loss 8–14 Nov 2017 ITF Antalya, Turkey 15,000 Clay Russia Ekaterina Vishnevskaya 3–6, 6–0, 5–7
Loss 8–15 Nov 2017 ITF Antalya, Turkey 15,000 Clay Ukraine Maryna Chernyshova 6–3, 5–7, 0–6
Loss 8–16 Jun 2018 ITF Antalya, Turkey 15,000 Clay Italy Federica Bilardo 1–6, 6–4, 1–6
Win 9–16 Oct 2018 ITF Herzlia, Israel 15,000 Hard Israel Tamara Barad Itzhaki 6–0, 6–3
Win 10–16 Oct 2018 ITF Ofakim, Israel 15,000 Hard Russia Anastasia Pribylova 6–4, 3–6, 7–6(8–6)

Doubles: 30 (16 titles, 14 runner–ups)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (4–1)
Clay (12–13)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jun 2006 ITF Rousse, Bulgaria 10,000 Clay Norway Karoline Borgersen Bulgaria Biljana Pawlowa-Dimitrova
Bulgaria Nadejda Vassileva
6–0, 6–0
Loss 1–1 Jun 2006 ITF Haskovo, Bulgaria 10,000 Clay Italy Nicole Clerico Portugal Rita Esteves de Freitas
Serbia and Montenegro Neda Kozić
4–6, 4–6
Win 2–1 Jul 2006 ITF Horb, Germany 10,000 Clay Croatia Josipa Bek Germany Julia Görges
Germany Lydia Steinbach
3–6, 6–3, 6–3
Loss 2–2 Aug 2006 ITF Maribor, Slovenia 10,000 Clay Slovenia Maša Zec Peškirič Romania Diana Enache
Romania Antonia Xenia Tout
w/o
Loss 2–3 Sep 2009 ITF Rousse, Bulgaria 10,000 Clay Denmark Malou Ejdesgaard Romania Ioana Ivan
Romania Simona Matei
1–6, 4–6
Loss 2–4 Jun 2013 ITF Périgueux, France 25,000 Clay Netherlands Anna Katalina Alzate Esmurzaeva Slovakia Michaela Hončová
France Laura Thorpe
6–7(3–7), 1–6
Loss 2–5 Jul 2013 ITF Denain, France 25,000 Clay Romania Laura-Ioana Andrei Argentina Tatiana Búa
Spain Arabela Fernández Rabener
5–7, 2–6
Win 3–5 Jul 2013 ITF Istanbul, Turkey 10,000 Hard Turkey Melis Sezer Ukraine Khristina Kazimova
Ukraine Vladyslava Zanosiyenko
7–5, 6–3
Win 4–5 Sep 2013 Allianz Cup, Bulgaria 25,000 Clay Bulgaria Viktoriya Tomova Spain Beatriz García Vidagany
Hungary Réka Luca Jani
6–4, 2–6, [10–6]
Win 5–5 Oct 2013 ITF Burgas, Bulgaria 10,000 Clay Bulgaria Viktoriya Tomova Italy Federica Arcidiacono
Bulgaria Julia Terziyska
6–4, 6–3
Loss 5–6 Dec 2013 ITF Mérida, Mexico 25,000 Hard United States Hsu Chieh-yu Serbia Barbara Bonić
Sweden Hilda Melander
3–6, 5–7
Loss 5–7 Apr 2014 ITF Pelham, United States 25,000 Clay Belarus Ilona Kremen United States Danielle Lao
United States Keri Wong
6–1, 4–6, [7–10]
Win 6–7 Jul 2015 ITF Bursa, Turkey 10,000 Clay Bulgaria Isabella Shinikova Argentina Ailen Crespo Azconzábal
Argentina Ana Victoria Gobbi Monllau
6–2, 3–6, [10–7]
Loss 6–8 Mar 2016 ITF Orlando, United States 10,000 Clay Bosnia and Herzegovina Ema Burgić Bucko Norway Ulrikke Eikeri
Netherlands Quirine Lemoine
1–6, 3–6
Loss 6–9 Jun 2016 ITF Ystad, Sweden 25,000 Clay Austria Pia König Sweden Cornelia Lister
Serbia Nina Stojanović
4–6, 2–6
Win 7–9 Jul 2016 ITF Palić, Serbia 10,000 Clay Serbia Barbara Bonić Slovenia Nina Potočnik
Czech Republic Petra Krejsová
6–3, 6–3
Loss 7–10 Nov 2016 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Clay Estonia Valeria Gorlats Turkey Ayla Aksu
Turkey Melis Sezer
1–6, 6–7(5–7)
Win 8–10 Nov 2016 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Clay Turkey Melis Sezer Hungary Ágnes Bukta
Slovakia Vivien Juhászová
6–4, 6–3
Win 9–10 Jan 2017 ITF Antalya, Turkey 15,000 Clay Bosnia and Herzegovina Jasmina Tinjić Germany Tayisiya Morderger
Germany Yana Morderger
6–4, 6–7(4–7), [10–5]
Win 10–10 Feb 2017 ITF Antalya, Turkey 15,000 Clay Bosnia and Herzegovina Jasmina Tinjić Germany Tayisiya Morderger
Germany Yana Morderger
2–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Loss 10–11 Mar 2017 ITF Antalya, Turkey 15,000 Clay Bosnia and Herzegovina Jasmina Tinjić Russia Anastasia Frolova
Russia Alena Tarasova
5–7, 1–6
Win 11–11 Aug 2017 ITF Istanbul, Turkey 15,000 Clay Bosnia and Herzegovina Jasmina Tinjić Japan Chihiro Muramatsu
Turkey Melis Sezer
6–4, 6–2
Win 12–11 Sep 2017 ITF Varna, Bulgaria 15,000 Clay Belgium Michaela Boev United Kingdom Maia Lumsden
Bulgaria Julia Stamatova
2–6, 7–6(7–5), [10–3]
Win 13–11 Oct 2017 ITF Sozopol, Bulgaria 15,000 Hard Belgium Michaela Boev Bulgaria Julia Stamatova
France Léa Tholey
6–2, 4–6, [16–14]
Loss 13–12 Nov 2017 ITF Antalya, Turkey 15,000 Clay Hungary Réka Luca Jani Ukraine Maryna Chernyshova
Belarus Sviatlana Pirazhenka
4–6, 1–6
Loss 13–13 Dec 2017 ITF Antalya, Turkey 15,000 Clay Argentina Paula Ormaechea Romania Cristina Dinu
Finland Mia Eklund
3–6, 2–6
Loss 13–14 Mar 2018 ITF Orlando, United States 15,000 Clay Belarus Ilona Kremen United States Caty McNally
United States Whitney Osuigwe
2–6, 3–6
Win 14–14 Jun 2018 ITF Antalya, Turkey 15,000 Clay Russia Angelina Zhuravleva Ukraine Maryna Chernyshova
Turkey Melis Sezer
7–5, 3–6, [14–12]
Win 15–14 Nov 2018 ITF Antalya, Turkey 15,000 Hard Hungary Ágnes Bukta Russia Veronika Pepelyaeva
Russia Anastasia Tikhonova
6–3, 3–6, [11–9]
Win 16–14 Nov 2020 ITF Monastir, Tunisia 15,000 Hard France Carole Monnet Poland Weronika Falkowska
Belarus Anna Kubareva
6–3, 2–6, [10–5]

Fed Cup[edit]

Dia Evtimova debuted for the Bulgaria Fed Cup team in 2007. Since then, she has a 7–13 singles record and an 8–7 doubles record (15–20 overall).

Singles (7–13)[edit]

Edition Round Date Against Surface Opponent W/L Result
2007 Europe/Africa Group I RR 18 April 2007  Great Britain Clay United Kingdom Elena Baltacha L 6–4, 4–6, 6–8
19 April 2007  Poland Poland Urszula Radwańska L 1–6, 3–6
20 April 2007  Luxembourg Luxembourg Mandy Minella L 3–6, 7–5, 3–6
RPO 21 April 2007  Lithuania Lithuania Julija Gotovskytė W 6–1, 3–0 ret.
2008 Europe/Africa Group I RR 30 January 2008  Portugal Carpet (i) Portugal Ana Catarina Nogueira W 6–2, 7–5
31 January 2008  Luxembourg Luxembourg Mandy Minella L 3–6, 7–6(7–2), 3–6
1 February 2008  Netherlands Netherlands Renée Reinhard L 0–6, 3–6
PO 2 February 2008  Hungary Hungary Ágnes Szávay L 0–6, 0–6
2010 Europe/Africa Group I RR 3 February 2010  Netherlands Hard (i) Netherlands Chayenne Ewijk L 1–6, 7–6(8–6), 2–6
4 February 2010  Israel Israel Keren Shlomo W 6–0, 6–3
RPO 6 February 2010  Portugal Portugal Neuza Silva W 6–1, 6–1
2011 Europe/Africa Group I RR 3 February 2011  Luxembourg Hard Luxembourg Anne Kremer L 3–6, 3–6
RPO 5 February 2011  Latvia Latvia Irina Kuzmina W 5–7, 6–3, 6–3
2012 Europe/Africa Group I PO 4 February 2012  Portugal Hard Portugal Michelle Larcher de Brito L 1–6, 1–6
2013 Europe/Africa Group I RR 7 February 2013  Netherlands Hard Netherlands Richèl Hogenkamp W 4–6, 6–4, 6–2
9 February 2013  Slovenia Slovenia Tina Rupert W 6–1, 6–0
PPO 10 February 2013  Great Britain United Kingdom Laura Robson L 0–6, 4–6
2015 Europe/Africa Group I RR 6 February 2015  Georgia Hard Georgia (country) Ekaterine Gorgodze L 4–6, 4–6
PO 7 February 2015  Ukraine Ukraine Elina Svitolina L 2–6, 3–6
2016 Europe/Africa Group I PO 6 February 2016  Georgia Hard Georgia (country) Ekaterine Gorgodze L 6–0, 4–6, 2–6

Doubles (8–7)[edit]

Edition Round Date Against Surface Partner Opponents W/L Result
2007 Europe/Africa Group I RR 20 April 2007  Luxembourg Clay Bulgaria Dessislava Mladenova Luxembourg Mandy Minella
Luxembourg Lynn Philippe
W 3–6, 7–6(7–3), 0–1 ret.
2008 Europe/Africa Group I RR 30 January 2008  Portugal Carpet (i) Bulgaria Tsvetana Pironkova Portugal Magali de Lattre
Portugal Maria João Koehler
W 6–1, 6–2
31 January 2008  Luxembourg Luxembourg Mandy Minella
Luxembourg Claudine Schaul
W 6–4, 6–3
2010 Europe/Africa Group I RR 3 February 2010  Netherlands Hard (i) Bulgaria Tsvetana Pironkova Netherlands Richèl Hogenkamp
Netherlands Nicole Thijssen
W 7–5, 5–7, 6–2
4 February 2010  Israel Israel Julia Glushko
Israel Shahar Pe'er
L 2–6, 5–7
2011 Europe/Africa Group I RR 4 February 2011  Israel Hard Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva Israel Valeria Patiuk
Israel Keren Shlomo
W 6–3, 6–4
2012 Europe/Africa Group I RR 1 February 2012  Estonia Hard Bulgaria Tsvetana Pironkova Estonia Eva Paalma
Estonia Tatjana Vorobjova
W w/o
3 February 2012  Austria Austria Patricia Mayr
Austria Yvonne Meusburger
L 1–6, 2–6
2013 Europe/Africa Group I RR 8 February 2013  Luxembourg Hard Bulgaria Isabella Shinikova Luxembourg Laura Correia
Luxembourg Tiffany Cornelius
W 6–2, 6–2
2015 Europe/Africa Group I RR 4 February 2015  Portugal Hard (i) Bulgaria Viktoriya Tomova Portugal Michelle Larcher de Brito
Portugal Bárbara Luz
W 6–0, 6–3
5 February 2015  Belarus Belarus Aliaksandra Sasnovich
Belarus Vera Lapko
L 5–7, 1–6
6 February 2015  Georgia Bulgaria Elitsa Kostova Georgia (country) Sofia Shapatava
Georgia (country) Oksana Kalashnikova
L 3–6, 2–6
2016 Europe/Africa Group I RR 3 February 2016  Hungary Hard Bulgaria Isabella Shinikova Hungary Dalma Gálfi
Hungary Fanny Stollár
L 3–6, 1–6
4 February 2016  Latvia Latvia Diāna Marcinkēviča
Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko
L 6–4, 0–6, 5–7
5 February 2016  Belgium Belgium Marie Benoît
Belgium An-Sophie Mestach
L 7–6(7–4), 2–6, 4–6
  • RR = Round Robin
  • RPO = Relegation Play-off
  • w/o = walkover

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dia Evtimova's Biography". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 11 November 2010.
  2. ^ http://www.fedcup.com/en/players/player/profile.aspx?playerid=100004181
  3. ^ Watterson, Johnny (20 May 2010). "In-form Niland braced for major test". Irish Times. Retrieved 16 October 2010. Meanwhile, top-seed Maria Sharapova dispatched qualifier Dia Evtimova 6–3 6–0 in the second round of the Internationaux de Strasbourg yesterday.

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