Isabella Shinikova

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Isabella Shinikova
Изабелла Шиникова
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Isabella Shinikova at the 2016 Wimbledon
Country (sports) Bulgaria
ResidenceSofia
Born (1991-10-25) 25 October 1991 (age 27)
Sofia
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro2009
PlaysRight (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$235,872
Singles
Career record448–266
Career titles0 WTA, 20 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 133 (20 February 2017)
Current rankingNo. 270 (11 December 2018)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (2017)
French OpenQ1 (2017)
WimbledonQ1 (2016, 2017)
US OpenQ2 (2016)
Doubles
Career record281–201
Career titles0 WTA, 28 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 224 (26 September 2016)
Current rankingNo. 307 (8 October 2018)
Team competitions
Fed CupRecord 9–11
Last updated on: 8 October 2018.

Isabella Shinikova (Bulgarian: Изабелла Шиникова) (born 25 October 1991) is a Bulgarian tennis player.

On 20 February 2017, she reached her career-high WTA singles ranking of world No. 133 whilst her best doubles ranking was No. 224 on 26 September 2016.[1]

She has also played for the Bulgarian Fed Cup team, with a current 9–11 record.[2]

Early life and junior career[edit]

Shinikova started playing tennis at the age seven. She played on the ITF Junior Circuit in 2006 and won two singles titles and one doubles title.[3]

Professional career[edit]

In 2009 Shinikova made her pro debut at an $25,000 event. Since then she is playing on the ITF Women's Circuit, and in 2015 she topped the 2015 leaderboard winning eight titles through the year.[4]

2016[edit]

In April Shinikova made her debut at main draw of WTA tournament at Katowice Open, losing to Alizé Cornet 2-6, 7-6, 3-6 in the first round. Then she failed to qualify for the main draws of Stuttgart Open, Ricoh Open and Aegon Classic Birmingham. In July, Shinikova qualified for the main draw at the BRD Bucharest Open losing to Simona Halep in the second round. Shinikova made her debut at US Open qualifying draw, seeded 31st, losing to Laura Robson in the second round.

ITF finals (48–44)[edit]

Singles (20–19)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000/$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 10 October 2010 Dobrich, Bulgaria Clay Montenegro Danka Kovinić 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 3 April 2011 Antalya, Turkey Clay Georgia (country) Ekaterine Gorgodze 1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 10 April 2011 Antalya, Turkey Hard Netherlands Quirine Lemoine 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 12 June 2011 Madrid, Spain Clay Switzerland Lisa Sabino 5–7, 3–6
Winner 1. 18 March 2012 Amiens, France Clay (i) Belgium Ysaline Bonaventure 6–3, 0–6, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 24 March 2012 La Marsa, Tunisia Clay Ukraine Elina Svitolina 6–7(4–7), 6–7(5–7)
Runner-up 6. 22 December 2012 Antalya, Turkey Clay France Irina Ramialison 1–6, 6–2, 0–6
Winner 2. 29 December 2012 Istanbul, Turkey Hard (i) Turkey İpek Soylu 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 7. 1 June 2013 Adana, Turkey Hard Slovakia Zuzana Zlochová 5–7, 0–6
Runner-up 8. 30 June 2013 Breda, Netherlands Clay United States Bernarda Pera 4–6, 6–4, 0–6
Runner-up 9. 2 March 2014 Bron, France Hard (i) Croatia Ema Mikulčić 0–6, 5–7
Winner 3. 24 May 2014 Caserta, Italy Clay Ukraine Marianna Zakarlyuk 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 4. 25 January 2015 El Kantaoui, Tunisia Hard Egypt Sandra Samir 6–2, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 5. 1 February 2015 El Kantaoui, Tunisia Hard Belgium Marie Benoît 6–2, 5–7, 6–1
Runner-up 10. 22 March 2015 El Kantaoui, Tunisia Hard France Myrtille Georges 4–6, 0–6
Winner 6. 18 July 2015 Bursa, Turkey Clay Argentina Julieta Lara Estable 6–3, 6–4
Winner 7. 27 September 2015 Varna, Bulgaria Clay Romania Irina Maria Bara 7–6(7–2), 6–4
Winner 8. 4 October 2015 Sozopol, Bulgaria Hard France Margot Yerolymos 6–3, 3–0 ret
Winner 9. 29 November 2015 El Kantaoui, Tunisia Hard Tunisia Chiraz Bechri 6–1, 6–2
Winner 10. 6 December 2015 El Kantaoui, Tunisia Hard Russia Yana Sizikova 6–3, 6–2
Winner 11. 13 December 2015 El Kantaoui, Tunisia Hard Russia Marta Paigina 7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 11. 20 December 2015 El Kantaoui, Tunisia Hard Russia Marta Paigina 2–6, 3–6
Winner 12. 27 February 2016 Beinasco, Italy Clay Italy Jessica Pieri 1–6, 6–2, 6-2
Winner 13. 13 March 2016 Hammamet, Tunisia Clay Austria Julia Grabher 6–4, 6–4
Winner 14. 20 March 2016 Hammamet, Tunisia Clay Romania Irina Maria Bara 6–1, 4–6, 7–6(7–2)
Winner 15. 1 May 2016 Chiasso, Switzerland Clay United Kingdom Amanda Carreras 6–3, 7–6(7–1)
Winner 16. 22 May 2016 Caserta, Italy Clay Slovenia Dalila Jakupović 6–2, 4–6, 6–2
Winner 17. 3 July 2016 Torun, Poland Clay Slovenia Tadeja Majerič 7–5, 4–6, 6–2
Runner-up 12. 14 September 2016 Dobrich, Bulgaria Clay Liechtenstein Kathinka von Deichmann 0–6, 3–6
Winner 18. 6 November 2016 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Slovakia Kristína Schmiedlová 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 13. 1 October 2017 Hammamet, Tunisia Clay France Marie Témin 4–6, 0–6
Winner 19. 8 October 2017 Hammamet, Tunisia Clay Japan Satsuki Takamura 6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 14. 15 October 2017 Hammamet, Tunisia Clay Oman Fatma Al-Nabhani 3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 15. 3 March 2018 Palma Nova, Spain Clay Switzerland Ylena In-Albon 1–6, 5–7
Runner-up 16. 18 March 2018 Hammamet, Tunisia Clay Croatia Lea Bošković 7–6(9–7), 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 17. 25 March 2018 Hammamet, Tunisia Clay Paraguay Montserrat González 6–7(4–7), 2–6
Winner 20. 1 April 2018 Hammamet, Tunisia Clay Spain Yvonne Cavallé Reimers 6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 18. 23 June 2018 Klosters, Switzerland Clay Czech Republic Miriam Kolodziejová 7–5, 4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 19. 1 July 2018 Bastad, Sweden Clay United States Allie Kiick 2–6, 1–6

Doubles (28–25)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 18 July 2010 Prokuplje, Serbia Clay Slovenia Jelena Durišič Romania Camelia Hristea
Romania Ionela-Andreea Iova
5–7, 4–6
Winner 1. 15 August 2010 Istanbul, Turkey Hard Turkey Başak Eraydın Oman Fatma Al-Nabhani
Portugal Magali de Lattre
3–6, 6–3, [10–4]
Winner 2. 16 January 2011 Glasgow, United Kingdom Hard (i) Norway Ulrikke Eikeri Serbia Teodora Mirčić
Croatia Jasmina Tinjić
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 27 March 2011 Antalya, Turkey Clay Bulgaria Martina Gledacheva Belarus Ilona Kremen
Netherlands Demi Schuurs
6–3, 6–7(3–7), [8–10]
Runner-up 3. 5 June 2011 Madrid, Spain Hard Bulgaria Julia Stamatova Spain Rocío de la Torre-Sánchez
Spain Olga Sáez Larra
4–6, 6–4, [8–10]
Runner-up 4. 19 June 2011 Alkmaar, Netherlands Clay Malta Kimberley Cassar Poland Olga Brózda
Poland Natalia Kołat
7–6(8–6), 2–6, [2–10]
Runner-up 5. 3 July 2011 Prokuplje, Serbia Clay Bulgaria Julia Stamatova Slovenia Polona Reberšak
Hungary Zsófia Susányi
4–6, 6–7(2–7)
Winner 3. 7 August 2011 Istanbul, Turkey Hard France Irina Ramialison Ukraine Khristina Kazimova
Germany Christina Shakovets
3–6, 6–1, [10–8]
Runner-up 6. 14 August 2011 Istanbul, Turkey Hard Georgia (country) Sofia Kvatsabaia Portugal Magali de Lattre
United Kingdom Lisa Whybourn
3–6, 6–2, [10–12]
Runner-up 7. 4 March 2012 Bron, France Hard (i) Germany Justine Ozga Latvia Diāna Marcinkēviča
Greece Despina Papamichail
5–7, 5–7
Winner 4. 24 March 2012 La Marsa, Tunisia Clay Norway Ulrikke Eikeri Bosnia and Herzegovina Mervana Jugić-Salkić
Austria Sandra Klemenschits
6–3, 6–4
Winner 5. 29 April 2012 Vic, Spain Clay Russia Eugeniya Pashkova United Kingdom Amanda Carreras
Mexico Ximena Hermoso
6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 8. 24 June 2012 Lenzerheide, Switzerland Clay Russia Ksenia Lykina Serbia Aleksandra Krunić
Croatia Ana Vrljić
2–6, 4–6
Winner 6. 1 July 2012 Breda, Italy Clay Belgium Ysaline Bonaventure Germany Carolin Daniels
Switzerland Xenia Knoll
6–4, 7–6(7–5)
Runner-up 9. 8 July 2012 Denain, France Clay Slovakia Michaela Hončová France Myrtille Georges
France Céline Ghesquière
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 10. 1 February 2013 Antalya, Turkey Clay Spain Eva Fernández-Brugués South Korea Han Na-lae
South Korea Lee Jin-a
3–6, 3–6
Winner 7. 8 March 2013 Amiens, France Clay (I) Germany Lena-Marie Hofmann Netherlands Bernice van de Velde
Netherlands Kelly Versteeg
7–6(7–5), 6–1
Winner 8. 15 March 2013 Le Havre, France Clay (I) France Estelle Cascino Germany Dejana Raickovic
Germany Laura Schaeder
0–6, 7–5, [10–5]
Winner 9. 23 August 2013 Braunschweig, Germany Clay France Clothilde de Bernardi Czech Republic Tereza Malíková
Czech Republic Tereza Smitková
3–6, 6–1, [10–8]
Runner-up 11. 20 September 2013 Dobrich, Bulgaria Clay Bulgaria Dalia Zafirova Switzerland Xenia Knoll
Serbia Teodora Mirčić
5–7, 6–7(5–7)
Winner 10. 28 February 2014 Bron, France Hard (i) Ukraine Alyona Sotnikova Germany Anna Klasen
Philippines Katharina Lehnert
5–7, 7–6(7–5), [10–5]
Winner 11. 7 March 2014 Amiens, France Clay (i) Ukraine Alyona Sotnikova Italy Angelica Moratelli
Italy Anna Remondina
6–1, 6–4
Winner 12. 21 March 2014 Le Havre, France Clay (i) Ukraine Alyona Sotnikova Netherlands Bernice van de Velde
Netherlands Kelly Versteeg
6–4, 6–3
Winner 13. 4 April 2014 Dijon, France Hard (i) Hungary Réka Luca Jani Czech Republic Martina Borecká
Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 12. 15 August 2014 Innsbruck, Austria Clay Bulgaria Julia Stamatova Poland Zuzanna Maciejewska
Italy Camilla Rosatello
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 13. 23 August 2014 Braunschweig, Germany Clay Russia Polina Leykina Switzerland Conny Perrin
South Africa Chanel Simmonds
3–6, 0–6
Winner 14. 7 September 2014 Belgrade, Serbia Clay Serbia Natalija Kostić Croatia Nina Alibalić
Serbia Nina Stojanović
6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 14. 20 September 2014 Dobrich, Bulgaria Clay Hungary Réka Luca Jani Romania Andreea Mitu
Romania Irina Maria Bara
5–7, 6–7(5–7)
Winner 15. 28 September 2014 Varna, Bulgaria Clay Bulgaria Julia Terziyska Romania Diana Buzean
Romania Raluca Elena Platon
7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 15. 10 October 2014 Albena, Bulgaria Clay Moldova Julia Helbet Czech Republic Lenka Kunčíková
Czech Republic Karolína Stuchlá
2–6, 4–6
Winner 16. 24 January 2015 El Kantaoui, Tunisia Hard France Estelle Cascino Czech Republic Kristýna Hrabalová
Czech Republic Vendula Žovincová
7–6(7–3), 6–0
Winner 17. 31 January 2015 El Kantaoui, Tunisia Hard Slovakia Chantal Škamlová Croatia Silvia Njirić
Spain Olga Parres Azcoitia
6–2, 6–0
Winner 18. 27 February 2015 Mâcon, France Hard (i) Netherlands Eva Wacanno France Kinnie Laisné
France Marine Partaud
6–4, 3–6, [10–5]
Winner 19. 14 March 2015 El Kantaoui, Tunisia Hard France Myrtille Georges South Africa Chanel Simmonds
Belgium Magali Kempen
1–6, 6–4, [10–2]
Runner-up 16. 29 March 2015 El Kantaoui, Tunisia Hard Oman Fatma Al-Nabhani Germany Carolin Daniels
Poland Justyna Jegiołka
5–7, 7–5, [5–10]
Winner 20. 17 July 2015 Bursa, Turkey Clay Bulgaria Dia Evtimova Argentina Ailen Crespo Azconzábal
Argentina Ana Victoria Gobbi Monllau
6–2, 3–6, [10–7]
Winner 21. 25 September 2015 Varna, Bulgaria Clay Romania Irina Maria Bara Argentina Julieta Lara Estable
Argentina Ana Victoria Gobbi Monllau
7–5, 4–6, [10–4]
Winner 22. 4 October 2015 Sozopol, Bulgaria Hard Bulgaria Julia Terziyska Germany Anna Klasen
Germany Charlotte Klasen
6–1, 6–2
Winner 23. 6 December 2015 El Kantaoui, Tunisia Hard Switzerland Karin Kennel Belarus Darya Chernetsova
Russia Yana Sizikova
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 17. 14 December 2015 El Kantaoui, Tunisia Hard United Kingdom Francesca Stephenson Belarus Darya Chernetsova
Moldova Alexandra Perper
4–6, 6–4, [7–10]
Winner 24. 6 March 2016 El Kantaoui, Tunisia Clay Austria Julia Grabher Russia Yuliya Kalabina
Russia Polina Monova
7–5, 6–0
Runner-up 18. 13 March 2016 El Kantaoui, Tunisia Clay Republic of Macedonia Lina Gjorcheska Austria Julia Grabher
Hungary Naomi Totka
7–5, 1–6, [11–13]
Winner 25. 14 September 2016 Dobrich, Bulgaria Clay Republic of Macedonia Lina Gjorcheska Germany Laura Schaeder
Norway Melanie Stokke
6–7(13–15), 6–2, [10–6]
Runner-up 19. 12 March 2017 Hammamet, Tunisia Clay Russia Margarita Lazareva Slovakia Sandra Jamrichová
Russia Yulia Kulikova
5–7, 6–7(5–7)
Winner 26. 25 March 2017 Hammamet, Tunisia Clay Slovakia Chantal Škamlová Russia Margarita Lazareva
Russia Maria Marfutina
7–6(7–5), 4–6, [10–8]
Runner-up 20. 29 July 2017 Horb, Germany Clay Hungary Ágnes Bukta Netherlands Lesley Kerkhove
Netherlands Bibiane Schoofs
5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 21. 20 August 2017 Montreux, Switzerland Clay Slovakia Michaela Hončová Switzerland Xenia Knoll
Switzerland Amra Sadiković
2–6, 5–7
Runner-up 22. 14 October 2017 Hammamet, Tunisia Clay Croatia Mariana Dražić Croatia Lea Bošković
France Yasmine Mansouri
6–1, 4–6, [6–10]
Runner-up 23. 17 December 2017 Hammamet, Tunisia Clay France Victoria Muntean Italy Claudia Giovine
Italy Giorgia Marchetti
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 24. 26 March 2018 Hammamet, Tunisia Clay Italy Camilla Scala Paraguay Montserrat González
Brazil Laura Pigossi
2–6, 0–6
Winner 27. 8 July 2018 Aschaffenburg, Germany Clay Russia Polina Leykina United States Chiara Scholl
Finland Emma Laine
7-6(7–4), 7-5
Runner-up 25. 27 July 2018 Baja, Hungary Clay Romania Nicoleta Dascălu Serbia Natalija Kostić
Argentina Paula Ormaechea
w/o
Winner 28. 28 September 2018 Clermont-Ferrand, France Hard (i) Switzerland Leonie Küng France Manon Arcangioli
France Sherazad Reix
6–2, 7-5

Grand Slam performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L
Australian Open А Q1 А 0 / 0 0–0
French Open А Q1 А 0 / 0 0–0
Wimbledon Q1 Q1 А 0 / 0 0–0
US Open Q2 А 0 / 0 0–0

Year-end rankings[edit]

Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Singles - 719 350 349 343 410 330 152 353
Doubles 1029 620 378 293 309 274 331 383 376

Fed Cup[edit]

Isabella Shinikova debuted for the Bulgaria Fed Cup team in 2012. Since then, she has a 5–5 singles record and a 4–6 doubles record (9–11 overall).

Singles (2–2)[edit]

Edition Round Date Against Surface Opponent W/L Result
2012 Europe/Africa Group I RPO 4 February 2012  Portugal Hard Portugal Maria João Koehler L 3–6, 5–7
2014 Europe/Africa Group I RR 4 February 2014  Portugal Hard (i) Portugal Maria João Koehler L 6–3, 1–6, 4–6
6 February 2014  Turkey Turkey Pemra Özgen W 6–2, 3–6, 6–4
RPO 9 February 2014  Luxembourg Luxembourg Claudine Schaul W 6–2, 6–3

Doubles (4–1)[edit]

Edition Round Date Partner Against Surface Opponents W/L Result
2013 Europe/Africa Group I RR 7 February 2013 Bulgaria Elitsa Kostova  Netherlands Hard Netherlands Arantxa Rus
Netherlands Bibiane Schoofs
W 6–2, 7–6(7–5)
8 February 2013 Bulgaria Dia Evtimova  Luxembourg Luxembourg Laura Correia
Luxembourg Tiffany Cornelius
W 6–2, 6–2
9 February 2013 Bulgaria Elitsa Kostova  Slovenia Slovenia Andreja Klepač
Slovenia Tina Rupert
W 6–2, 6–3
2014 Europe/Africa Group I RR 4 February 2014 Bulgaria Viktoriya Tomova  Portugal Hard (i) Portugal Bárbara Luz
Portugal Ines Murta
W 6–2, 7–5
6 February 2014 Bulgaria Elitsa Kostova  Turkey Turkey Çağla Büyükakçay
Turkey Pemra Özgen
L 7–5, 1–6, 5–7
  • RR = Round Robin
  • RPO = Relegation Play-off

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Isabella Shinikova's Biography at ITFTennis". Itftennis.com. 2010-11-11. Retrieved 2010-11-11.
  2. ^ Isabella Shinikova at the Fed Cup Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ "ITF junior profile". Retrieved 2016-03-19.
  4. ^ Nick Fishpool. "Spotlight On... Isabella Shinikova - December 2015". ITFtennis.com. Retrieved 2016-03-19.

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