Elitsa Kostova

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Elitsa Kostova
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Country (sports) Bulgaria
ResidenceKardzhali, Bulgaria
Born (1990-04-10) 10 April 1990 (age 31)
Haskovo, Bulgaria
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Turned pro2006
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachRadu Popescu
Prize moneyUS$ 593,393
Singles
Career record434–377 (53.5%)
Career titles6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 130 (12 September 2016)
Current rankingNo. 233 (17 May 2021)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2012, 2018)
French OpenQ2 (2017, 2020, 2021)
WimbledonQ2 (2015, 2017)
US OpenQ3 (2016)
Doubles
Career record168–184 (47.7%)
Career titles7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 154 (26 October 2015)
Current rankingNo. 546 (17 May 2021)
Team competitions
Fed Cup16–18 (47.1%)
(singles 10–12; doubles 6-6)
Last updated on: 17 May 2021.

Elitsa Kostova (Bulgarian: Елица Костова) (born 10 April 1990) is a professional Bulgarian tennis player.

On 12 September 2016, she reached her highest WTA singles ranking of world No. 130, her best doubles ranking is No. 154, achieved on 26 October 2015. Playing for the Bulgaria Fed Cup team, she has a win/loss record of 16–18.

Career[edit]

At the $25k tournament in Wellington, New Zealand, held in November 2010, Kostova, ranked 254 in the world, achieved her greatest victory in her career. She defeated world No. 42, Jarmila Groth, in the semifinals in two sets. In the final, she lost to world No. 241, Erika Sema, in three sets.[2] Kostova won her first match in a WTA Tour main draw by beating Alizé Lim at the 2014 Bucharest Open, after coming through the qualifying competition. At the 2015 Rio Open, she reached her first WTA semifinal in doubles along with Hsu Chieh-yu. They lost to defending champions Irina-Camelia Begu and María Irigoyen, in straight sets.

In July 2016 came her biggest win so far, when she was winning the final of the Europe Tennis Center Ladies Open in Budapest against fellow Fed Cup teammate Viktoriya Tomova.

Grand Slam performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 W–L
Australian Open A Q2 A A Q1 A Q1 Q2 Q1 Q1 Q1 0–0
French Open Q1 Q1 A A Q1 Q1 Q2 Q1 A Q2 Q2 0–0
Wimbledon Q1 Q1 A A Q2 Q1 Q2 Q1 A NH 0–0
US Open Q2 Q2 A Q1 Q1 Q3 A Q1 Q1 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
Career statistics
Year-end ranking 148 224 264 219 252 132 205 214 193 210

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

Singles: 25 (6 titles, 19 runner–ups)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (2–11)
Clay (4–8)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Apr 2008 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Clay Netherlands Michelle Gerards 2–6, 6–2, 6–7(3)
Win 1–1 Jun 2008 ITF Alcobaça, Portugal 10,000 Hard United Kingdom Amanda Carreras 3–6, 6–2, 6–2
Loss 1–2 Dec 2008 ITF Vinaròs, Spain 10,000 Clay Switzerland Conny Perrin 4–6, 2–6
Win 2–2 Nov 2009 ITF Le Havre, France 10,000 Clay (i) Germany Sina Haas 6–0, 6–4
Loss 2–3 Feb 2010 ITF Albufeira, Portugal 10,000 Hard Italy Evelyn Mayr 4–6, 4–6
Loss 2–4 Jul 2010 ITF Mont-de-Marsan, France 25,000 Clay Czech Republic Petra Cetkovská 2–6, 2–6
Loss 2–5 Jul 2010 ITF Les Contamines, France 25,000 Hard Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková 5–7, 6–0, 4–6
Loss 2–6 Nov 2010 ITF Wellington, New Zealand 25,000 Hard Japan Erika Sema 2–6, 6–3, 4–6
Loss 2–7 Dec 2010 Bendigo International, Australia 25,000 Hard Hungary Tímea Babos 6–3, 3–6, 5–7
Loss 2–8 Feb 2011 ITF Vale do Lobo, Portugal 10,000 Hard Belgium Alison van Uytvanck 4–6, 6–4, 2–6
Loss 2–9 Jul 2011 Open de Pozoblanco, Spain 50,000 Hard Greece Eleni Daniilidou 3–6, 2–6
Loss 2–10 Aug 2011 Slovak Open, Slovakia 50,000 Clay Austria Yvonne Meusburger 6–0, 2–6, 0–6
Loss 2–11 Aug 2011 ITF Koksijde, Belgium 25,000 Clay Netherlands Kiki Bertens 2–6, 1–6
Win 3–11 Oct 2011 ITF Dobrich, Bulgaria 25,000 Clay Romania Elena Bogdan 7–6(6), 6–2
Loss 3–12 Nov 2011 ITF Benicarló, Spain 25,000 Clay Spain Garbiñe Muguruza 6–7(3), 7–6(4), 3–6
Loss 3–13 Apr 2013 ITF Dijon, France 15,000 Hard (i) Germany Kristina Barrois 3–6, 5–7
Loss 3–14 Nov 2013 John Newcombe Challenge, United States 50,000 Hard Georgia (country) Anna Tatishvili 4–6, 4–6
Win 4–14 Jun 2014 Montpellier Open, France 25,000 Clay Ukraine Sofiya Kovalets 7–5, 6–1
Loss 4–15 Nov 2014 ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt 25,000 Hard Russia Margarita Gasparyan 3–6, 0–6
Loss 4–16 Feb 2015 Open Andrézieux-Bouthéon 42, France 25,000 Hard (i) Russia Margarita Gasparyan 4–6, 4–6
Win 5–16 Jul 2016 Budapest Open, Hungary 100,000 Clay Bulgaria Viktoriya Tomova 6–0, 7–6(3)
Loss 5–17 Sep 2017 Henderson Open, United States 60,000 Hard Bulgaria Sesil Karatantcheva 4–6, 6–4, 5–7
Loss 5–18 Mar 2018 ITF Pula, Italy 25,000 Clay Turkey Başak Eraydın 4–6, 1–6
Win 6–18 Jun 2019 ITF Santa Margarita, Spain 25,000 Hard Australia Arina Rodionova 7–5, 6–3
Loss 6–19 Jun 2019 ITF Přerov, Czech Republic 25,000 Clay Ukraine Anhelina Kalinina 1–6, 6–4, 1–6

Doubles 21 (7 titles, 14 runner–ups)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (1–9)
Clay (5–5)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Nov 2009 ITF Équeurdreville, France 10,000 Hard (i) France Kinnie Laisné France Elixane Lechemia
France Constance Sibille
4–6, 3–6
Win 1–1 May 2011 ITF Zagreb, Croatia 25,000 Clay Poland Barbara Sobaszkiewicz Croatia Ani Mijačika
Croatia Ana Vrljić
1–6, 6–3, [12–10]
Win 2–1 Jun 2012 ITF Zlín, Czech Republic 25,000 Clay Bosnia and Herzegovina Jasmina Tinjić Paraguay Verónica Cepede Royg
Brazil Teliana Pereira
4–6, 6–1, [10–8]
Loss 2–2 Apr 2013 ITF Dijon, France 15,000 Hard (i) Russia Marina Shamayko Italy Nicole Clerico
Italy Giulia Gatto-Monticone
4–6, 2–6
Loss 2–3 May 2013 ITF Casablanca, Morocco 25,000 Clay Poland Sandra Zaniewska Germany Justine Ozga
Germany Anna Zaja
4–6, 2–6
Win 3–3 Sep 2013 ITF Saint-Malo, France 25,000 Clay Argentina Florencia Molinero Liechtenstein Kathinka von Deichmann
Germany Nina Zander
6–2, 6–4
Loss 3–4 Dec 2013 ITF Madrid, Spain 25,000 Hard Russia Evgeniya Rodina Netherlands Demi Schuurs
Netherlands Eva Wacanno
1–6, 2–6
Loss 3–5 Jun 2014 ITF Essen, Germany 25,000 Clay Belgium Ysaline Bonaventure Germany Kristina Barrois
Germany Tatjana Maria
2–6, 2–6
Loss 3–6 Jun 2014 ITF Montpellier, France 25,000 Clay Chinese Taipei Hsu Chieh-yu Spain Inés Ferrer Suárez
Spain Sara Sorribes Tormo
6–2, 3–6, [10–12]
Loss 3–7 Dec 2014 Ankara Cup, Turkey 50,000 Hard (i) Ukraine Oleksandra Korashvili Georgia (country) Ekaterine Gorgodze
Slovenia Nastja Kolar
4–6, 6–7(5)
Loss 3–8 Sep 2015 ITF Sofia, Bulgaria 25,000 Clay Czech Republic Kateřina Kramperová Georgia (country) Sofia Shapatava
Ukraine Anastasiya Vasylyeva
2–6, 2–6
Loss 3–9 Sep 2015 ITF Dobrich, Bulgaria 25,000 Clay Czech Republic Kateřina Kramperová Georgia (country) Sofia Shapatava
Ukraine Anastasiya Vasylyeva
2–6, 0–6
Loss 3–10 Oct 2015 ITF Rock Hill, United States 25,000 Hard Argentina Florencia Molinero Bosnia and Herzegovina Ema Burgić Bucko
Mexico Renata Zarazúa
5–7, 2–6
Win 4–10 Jul 2017 Grand Est Open 88, France 100,000 Clay Russia Anastasiya Komardina France Manon Arcangioli
France Sara Cakarevic
6–3, 6–4
Loss 4–11 Aug 2017 ITF Chiswick, Great Britain 25,000 Hard United Kingdom Katy Dunne Romania Laura-Ioana Andrei
Germany Julia Wachaczyk
5–7, 5–7
Loss 4–12 Aug 2017 Mençuna Cup, Turkey 60,000 Hard Russia Yana Sizikova Brazil Gabriela Cé
India Ankita Raina
2–6, 3–6
Win 5–12 Oct 2017 ITF Óbidos, Portugal 25,000 Carpet Russia Yana Sizikova Italy Georgia Brescia
Italy Alice Matteucci
w/o
Win 6–12 Sep 2018 NEK Ladies Open, Hungary 60,000 Clay Norway Ulrikke Eikeri Hungary Dalma Gálfi
Hungary Réka Luca Jani
2–6, 6–4, [10–8]
Loss 6–13 Nov 2018 Tevlin Challenger, Canada 60,000 Hard (i) Poland Maja Chwalińska Canada Sharon Fichman
United States Maria Sanchez
0–6, 4–6
Win 7–13 Feb 2019 ITF Trnava, Slovakia 25,000 Hard (i) Romania Elena Bogdan Slovakia Michaela Honcová
Ukraine Ganna Poznikhirenko
7–5, 7–6(5)
Loss 7–14 May 2019 ITF Santa Margarita, Spain 25,000 Hard United Kingdom Samantha Murray Georgia (country) Sofia Shapatava
United Kingdom Emily Webley-Smith
4–6, 5–7

Fed Cup[edit]

Elitsa Kostova debuted for the Bulgaria Fed Cup team in 2008. Since then, she has a 10–12 singles and a 6–6 doubles record (16–18 overall).

Singles (10–12)[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)
2016 Europe/Africa Group I RR 3 February 2016  Hungary Hard Hungary Dalma Gálfi W 7–5, 6–2
4 February 2016  Latvia Latvia Diāna Marcinkēviča W 2–6, 6–3, 6–3
5 February 2016  Belgium Belgium Ysaline Bonaventure L 3–6, 6–3, 3–6
2017 Europe/Africa Group I RR 8 February 2017  Israel Hard (i) Israel Julia Glushko L 3–6, 5–7
10 February 2017  Estonia Estonia Anett Kontaveit L 1–6, 3–6

Doubles (6–6)[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
2016 Europe/Africa Group I PO5 6 February 2016 Bulgaria Isabella Shinikova  Georgia Hard Georgia (country) Sofia Shapatava
Georgia (country) Oksana Kalashnikova
L 2–6, 6–4, 4–6
2017 Europe/Africa Group I RR 8 February 2017 Bulgaria Sesil Karatantcheva  Israel Hard (i) Israel Julia Glushko
Israel Shelly Krolitzky
W 2–6, 6–3, 7–5
9 February 2017 Bulgaria Sesil Karatantcheva  Serbia Serbia Bojana Marinković
Serbia Dejana Radanović
W 6–1, 6–3
  • RR = Round Robin
  • RPO = Relegation Play-off
  • PO5 = 5th-8th Play-off

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Профил на Елица Костова" (in Bulgarian). tennis.bg. Retrieved 30 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Elitsa Kostova's Biography". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 2010-11-11.

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