Elitsa Kostova

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Elitsa Kostova
Elitsa Kostova 1, 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying - Diliff.jpg
Country (sports)  Bulgaria
Residence Kardzhali, Bulgaria
Born (1990-04-10) 10 April 1990 (age 26)
Haskovo, Bulgaria
Turned pro 2006
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $263,992
Singles
Career record 313–254
Career titles 0 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest ranking No. 130 (12 September 2016)
Current ranking No. 136 (31 December 2016)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q2 (2012)
French Open Q1 (2011, 2012, 2016)
Wimbledon Q2 (2015)
US Open Q3 (2016)
Doubles
Career record 107–138
Career titles 0 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest ranking No. 154 (26 October 2015)
Current ranking No. 155 (2 November 2015)
Last updated on: 18 July 2016.

Elitsa Kostova (Bulgarian: Елица Костова) (born 10 April 1990) is a professional Bulgarian tennis player and member of the Bulgaria Fed Cup team. On 12 September 2016, she reached her highest WTA singles ranking of 141 whilst her best doubles ranking was 130 on 26 October 2015. Her record for the Bulgarian Fed Cup Team is 12-14.[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 in two sets. In the final, she lost to world number 241 Erika Sema in three sets.[2] Kostova won her first match in a WTA main draw by beating Alizé Lim at the 2014 Bucharest Open, after coming through the qualifying competition. At the 2015 Rio Open Kostova reached her first WTA semifinal in doubles along with Hsu Chieh-yu and they lost to defending champions Irina-Camelia Begu and María Irigoyen in straight sets. In July 2016, came Kostova's biggest win so far winning Europe Tennis Center Ladies Open in Budapest, where she won against fellow Bulgarian and Feb cup team-mate Viktoriya Tomova.

ITF Circuit finals: 34 (7–26)[edit]

Singles: 21 (5–16)[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 Score
Runner-up 1. 20 April 2008 Antalya, Turkey Clay Netherlands Michelle Gerards 2–6, 6–2, 6–7(3–7)
Winner 1. 22 June 2008 Alcobaça, Portugal Hard United Kingdom Amanda Carreras 3–6, 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 7 December 2008 Vinaròs, Spain Clay Switzerland Conny Perrin 4–6, 2–6
Winner 2. 15 November 2009 Le Havre, France Clay (i) Germany Sina Haas 6–0, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 21 February 2010 Albufeira, Portugal Hard Italy Evelyn Mayr 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 4 July 2010 Mont-de-Marsan, France Clay Czech Republic Petra Cetkovská 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 5. 25 July 2010 Les Contamines, France Hard Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková 5–7, 6–0, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 21 November 2010 Wellington, New Zealand Hard Japan Erika Sema 2–6, 6–3, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 3 December 2010 Bendigo, Australia Hard Hungary Tímea Babos 6–3, 3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 8. 13 February 2011 Vale do Lobo, Portugal Hard Belgium Alison van Uytvanck 4–6, 6–4, 2–6
Runner-up 9. 3 July 2011 Pozoblanco, Spain Hard Greece Eleni Daniilidou 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 10. 7 August 2011 Trnava, Slovakia Clay Austria Yvonne Meusburger 6–0, 2–6, 0–6
Runner-up 11. 14 August 2011 Koksijde, Belgium Clay Netherlands Kiki Bertens 2–6, 1–6
Winner 3. 9 October 2011 Dobrich, Bulgaria Clay Romania Elena Bogdan 7–6(8–6), 6–2
Runner-up 12. 13 November 2011 Benicarló, Spain Clay Spain Garbiñe Muguruza 6–7(3–7), 7–6(7–4), 3–6
Runner-up 13. 7 April 2013 Dijon, France Hard (i) Germany Kristina Barrois 3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 14. 3 November 2013 New Braunfels, United States Hard Georgia (country) Anna Tatishvili 4–6, 4–6
Winner 4. 22 June 2014 Montpellier, France Clay Ukraine Sofiya Kovalets 7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 15. 2 November 2014 Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt Hard Russia Margarita Gasparyan 3–6, 0–6
Runner-up 16. 1 February 2015 Andrezieux-Boutheon, France Hard Russia Margarita Gasparyan 4–6, 4–6
Winner 5. 9 July 2016 Budapest, Hungary Clay Bulgaria Viktoriya Tomova 6-0, 7-6 (7-3)

Doubles: 13 (3–10)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

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Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 22 November 2009 Équeurdreville-Hainneville, France Hard (i) France Kinnie Laisné France Elixane Lechemia
France Constance Sibille
4–6, 3–6
Winner 1. 14 May 2011 Zagreb, Croatia Clay Poland Barbara Sobaszkiewicz Croatia Ani Mijačika
Croatia Ana Vrljić
1–6, 6–3, [12–10]
Winner 2. 10 June 2012 Zlín, Czech Republic Clay Bosnia and Herzegovina Jasmina Tinjić Paraguay Verónica Cepede Royg
Brazil Teliana Pereira
4–6, 6–1, [10–8]
Runner-up 2. 5 April 2013 Dijon, France Hard (i) Russia Marina Shamayko Italy Nicole Clerico
Italy Giulia Gatto-Monticone
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 24 May 2013 Casablanca, Morocco Clay Poland Sandra Zaniewska Germany Justine Ozga
Germany Anna Zaja
4–6, 2–6
Winner 3. 20 September 2013 Saint-Malo, France Clay Argentina Florencia Molinero Liechtenstein Kathinka von Deichmann
Germany Nina Zander
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 13 December 2013 Madrid, Spain Hard Russia Evgeniya Rodina Netherlands Demi Schuurs
Netherlands Eva Wacanno
1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 5. 13 June 2014 Essen, Germany Clay Belgium Ysaline Bonaventure Germany Kristina Barrois
Germany Tatjana Maria
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 6. 20 June 2014 Montpellier, France Clay Chinese Taipei Hsu Chieh-yu Spain Inés Ferrer Suárez
Spain Sara Sorribes Tormo
6–2, 3–6, [10–12]
Runner-up 7. 19 December 2014 Ankara, Turkey Hard Ukraine Oleksandra Korashvili Georgia (country) Ekaterine Gorgodze
Slovenia Nastja Kolar
4–6, 6–7(5–7)
Runner-up 8. 13 September 2015 Sofia, Bulgaria Clay Czech Republic Kateřina Kramperová Georgia (country) Sofia Shapatava
Ukraine Anastasiya Vasylyeva
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 9. 18 September 2015 Dobrich, Bulgaria Clay Czech Republic Kateřina Kramperová Georgia (country) Sofia Shapatava
Ukraine Anastasiya Vasylyeva
2–6, 0–6
Runner-up 10. 17 October 2015 Rock Hill, United States Hard Argentina Florencia Molinero Bosnia and Herzegovina Ema Burgić Bucko
Mexico Renata Zarazúa
5–7, 2–6

Fed Cup[edit]

Elitsa Kostova debuted for the Bulgaria Fed Cup team in 2008. Since then she has a 8–9 singles record and a 4–5 doubles record (12–14 overall).

Singles (8–9)[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  Slovenia Hard (I) Slovenia 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)
2015 Europe/Africa Group I RR 4 February 2015  Portugal Hard (I) Portugal Maria João Koehler W 6–2, 6–1
5 February 2015  Belarus Belarus Olga Govortsova L 2–6, 3–6
6 February 2015  Georgia Georgia (country) Sofia Shapatava W 6–3, 7–6(7–4)

Doubles (4–5)[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  Slovenia Hard (I) Slovenia Andreja Klepač
Slovenia 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
2015 Europe/Africa Group I RR 6 February 2015 Bulgaria Dia Evtimova  Georgia Hard (I) Georgia (country) Sofia Shapatava
Georgia (country) Oksana Kalashnikova
L 3–6, 2–6
  • RR = Round Robin
  • RPO = Relegation Play-off

Grand Slam performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 SR W–L
Australian Open A Q2 A A Q1 A 0 / 0 0–0
French Open Q1 Q1 A A Q1 Q1 0 / 0 0–0
Wimbledon Q1 Q1 A A Q2 Q1 0 / 0 0–0
US Open Q2 Q2 A Q1 Q1 Q3 0 / 0 0–0
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0
Year End Ranking 148 224 264 219 252 131

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