Viktoriya Tomova

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Viktoriya Tomova
Виктория Томова
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Tomova at the 2022 French Open
Country (sports) Bulgaria
ResidenceSofia, Bulgaria
Born (1995-02-25) 25 February 1995 (age 27)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro2009
PlaysRight (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$1,031,407
Singles
Career record389–275 (58.6%)
Career titles16 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 103 (28 February 2022)
Current rankingNo. 128 (20 June 2022)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open1R (2018, 2022)
French Open1R (2022)
Wimbledon2R (2018)
US Open1R (2020, 2021)
Doubles
Career record90–62 (59.2%)
Career titles12 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 254 (11 August 2014)
Team competitions
Fed Cup12–11 (52.2%)
(singles 7-8)
Last updated on: 20 June 2022.

Viktoriya Konstantinova Tomova (Bulgarian: Виктория Константинова Томова, born 25 February 1995) is a professional Bulgarian tennis player. On 28 February 2022, she reached a career-high WTA singles ranking of World No. 103. Her best doubles ranking is world No. 254, achieved in August 2014.[1] She is currently the No. 1 Bulgarian tennis player. She also plays for the Bulgaria Fed Cup team with a current win–loss record of 9–10.

Professional career[edit]

2016: WTA debut and top 150[edit]

In July 2016, Tomova reached the biggest final of her career so far at the Hungarian Ladies Open, losing to fellow Bulgarian Elitsa Kostova. The following week, she failed to qualify for the Bucharest Open, losing in the final qualifying round to Nadia Podoroska.

Tomova made her debut at US Open reaching qualifying competition. She finished the year as No. 152 in the world.

2017: WTA 250 tour-level debut, top 150 year end[edit]

Tomova started the season with a loss to Elitsa Kostova at the qualifying draw of the Brisbane International, and then she lost in the first round of qualifying draw in Sydney. At her debut at Australian Open, she lost in the qualifying competition to Eri Hozumi. At her Wimbledon debut, she fell in the first round of the qualifying competition. In July, she scored her biggest win so far, defeating Julia Görges in the first round of the Swedish Open. At the US Open she lost at the qualifying competition. In October, she managed to qualify for the Linz Open, where she lost to previous year's finalist Viktorija Golubic in three sets.

She finished the year ranked No. 141 in the World.

2018: Grand Slam debut and first win[edit]

Tomova made her debut in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament, coming through qualifying rounds at the Australian Open as a lucky loser, but then lost in straight sets to Nicole Gibbs. At the French Open, she lost in the second round of qualifying.

She made her main-draw debut at Wimbledon, going through qualifying and defeating Tereza Smitková for her first Grand Slam match win but then lost to Serena Williams in the second round, in straight sets.

2019-2020: US Open and WTA 500 debut, best top 150 year-end ranking[edit]

Tomova made her WTA 500 main-draw debut by reaching the second round with a win over Alizé Cornet at the 2019 Pan Pacific Open, where she was defeated by top seed and eventual champion Naomi Osaka.

In 2020, she made her main-draw debut at the US Open as a direct entry where she was defeated by 22nd-seeded Amanda Anisimova in the first round.

Prior to that, Tomova tested positive for COVID-19 while staying in Palermo, Italy, for a prospective tournament.[2] Despite the short season, Tomova finished 2020 at No. 138, a new best year-end result.

2021: WTA 1000 debut, first WTA Tour semifinals[edit]

In March, she made her debut at the WTA 1000-level Dubai Championships as a lucky loser where she lost in the first round to tenth seed Elise Mertens.

In April, Tomova reached for the first time in her career the semifinals of a WTA 250 tournament at the Copa Colsanitas with a three-set victory over Nuria Párrizas Díaz. As a result, she reached a new career-high of world No. 122 in the singles rankings, on 10 May 2021.

At the Serbia Open, she advanced to the semifinals as a lucky loser, winning two matches in the same day after two days of postponement due to rain.[3] She lost her semifinal to the eventual champion, fourth seeded Paula Badosa. As a result of this run, Tomova rose 15 spots to No. 108. On 28 June, she reached a new career-best ranking of No. 104.

In August, Tomova entered the main draw of her first Grand Slam tournament for the season, coming through qualifying rounds at the US Open as a lucky loser. She finished the year ranked world No. 116 in singles, the best year-end season ranking in her career.

2022: Career-high ranking, French Open debut, First WTA 500 quarterfinal[edit]

Tomova qualified for the first Slam of the year at the 2022 Australian Open to make her second main draw at this Major. She lost to eventual first-time quarterfinalist Alize Cornet. She reached a career-high ranking of No. 103 on 28 February 2022.

She made her debut in the main draw as a qualifier at the 2022 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells after defeating Astra Sharma.

She made her debut coming through qualifying rounds at the 2022 French Open as a lucky loser thus completing the set of main draw appearances in all 4 Grand Slams.[4] She lost to World No. 9 Danielle Collins in the first round.[5]

At the WTA 125 2022 BBVA Open Internacional de Valencia she reached again the quarterfinals for a second consecutive year defeating Sara Errani and World No. 69 and second seed Varvara Gracheva en route, before losing in three tight sets to eventual finalist Xiyu Wang.[6]

At the 2022 Eastbourne International she made the main draw as a lucky loser replacing second seed Ons Jabeur by getting a bye into the second round.[7] There she defeated World No. 37 Shelby Rogers to advance to the third round. She reached her first WTA 500 quarterfinal defeating Kirsten Flipkens taking her revenge for the loss in the final round of the qualifications.[8][9]

Performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) winner; (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); (W–L) win–loss record.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments, Fed Cup/Billie Jean King Cup and Olympic Games are included in win–loss records.[10]

Singles[edit]

Current after the 2022 Eastbourne International.

Tournament 2010 ... 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 SR W–L Win%
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A Q3 1R Q1 Q2 Q2 1R 0 / 2 0–2 0%
French Open A A Q1 Q2 Q1 Q1 Q2 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Wimbledon A A Q1 2R Q1 NH Q2 0 / 1 1–1 50%
US Open A Q3 Q3 Q1 Q1 1R 1R 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Win–loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–2 0 / 6 1–5 14%
WTA 1000
Dubai / Qatar Open[a] A A A A A A 1R A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Indian Wells Open A A Q1 A A NH Q1 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Miami Open Q1 A Q1 Q1 A NH Q1 A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Madrid Open A A A A A NH A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Italian Open A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Canadian Open A A A A A NH A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Cincinnati Open A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Pan Pacific / Wuhan Open[b] A A A A A NH 0 / 0 0–0  – 
China Open A A A A A NH 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Career statistics
Tournaments 0 0 3 6 4 3 8 6 Career total: 30
Overall win–loss 0–0 0–0 2–3 3–6 1–4 2–3 6–8 4–4 0 / 30 18–30 38%
Year-end ranking[c] 852 152 141 156 159 138 116 $1,031,407

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

Singles: 24 (16 titles, 8 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 (8–1)
Clay (8–7)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Sep 2010 ITF Sarajevo, BiH 10,000 Clay Croatia Ani Mijačika 1–6, 2–6
Win 1–1 Nov 2011 ITF Monastir, Tunisia 10,000 Hard Slovakia Klaudia Boczová 3–1 ret.
Win 2–1 Sep 2012 ITF Varna, Bulgaria 10,000 Clay Ukraine Anastasiya Vasylyeva 6–1, 6–4
Win 3–1 Jul 2013 ITF Prokuplje, Serbia 10,000 Clay Switzerland Xenia Knoll 7–6(7–2), 6–2
Loss 3–2 Oct 2013 ITF Burgas, Bulgaria 10,000 Clay Bulgaria Dia Evtimova 1–6, 2–6
Win 4–2 Apr 2014 ITF Bol, Croatia 10,000 Clay Croatia Iva Mekovec 6–1, 6–2
Loss 4–3 May 2014 ITF Bol, Croatia 10,000 Clay Switzerland Lara Michel 4–6, 3–6
Win 5–3 Jun 2014 ITF Sarajevo, BiH 15,000 Clay United Kingdom Eleanor Dean 6–4, 6–3
Win 6–3 Nov 2014 ITF Sousse, Tunisia 10,000 Hard United States Nicole Melichar 6–3, 6–2
Win 7–3 Nov 2015 ITF Heraklion, Greece 10,000 Hard France Margot Yerolymos 6–3, 6–2
Win 8–3 Nov 2015 ITF Heraklion, Greece 10,000 Hard Croatia Nina Alibalić 3–6, 6–3, 6–3
Loss 8–4 Jan 2016 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Clay Georgia (country) Ekaterine Gorgodze 4–6, 0–6
Win 9–4 Mar 2016 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Clay Sweden Susanne Celik 4–6, 6–2, 7–5
Win 10–4 Apr 2016 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Hard France Caroline Romeo 6–0, 6–4
Win 11–4 Apr 2016 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Hard Slovakia Viktória Kužmová 7–6(7–5), 6–2
Win 12–4 Jun 2016 ITF Szeged, Hungary 50,000 Clay Greece Maria Sakkari 4–6, 6–0, 6–4
Loss 12–5 Jul 2016 ITF Budapest, Hungary 100,000 Clay Bulgaria Elitsa Kostova 0–6, 6–7(3–7)
Loss 12–6 Sep 2016 ITF Sofia, Bulgaria 25,000 Clay Russia Viktoria Kamenskaya 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 0–6
Win 13–6 Apr 2017 ITF İstanbul, Turkey 25,000 Hard (i) Slovakia Viktória Kužmová 6–4, 4–6, 6–2
Win 14–6 Sep 2017 ITF Sofia, Bulgaria 25,000 Clay Italy Jessica Pieri 7–6(9–7), 4–6, 6–3
Win 15–6 Jul 2019 ITF Biarritz, France 80,000 Clay Montenegro Danka Kovinić 6–2, 5–7, 7–5
Loss 15–7 Feb 2020 ITF Glasgow, UK 25,000 Hard (i) Denmark Clara Tauson 4–6, 0–6
Win 16–7 Mar 2020 ITF Sunderland, UK 25,000 Hard (i) United Kingdom Emma Raducanu 4–6, 6–4, 6–3
Loss 16–8 Apr 2022 ITF Oeiras, Portugal 80,000 Clay Italy Elisabetta Cocciaretto 6–7(5–7), 6–2, 5–7

Doubles: 20 (12 titles, 8 runner–ups)[edit]

Legend
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (3–4)
Clay (9–4)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Nov 2011 ITF Monastir, Tunisia 10,000 Hard Bosnia and Herzegovina Anita Husarić Ukraine Anastasia Kharchenko
United States Nicole Melichar
6–3, 5–7, [10–5]
Loss 1–1 Sep 2012 ITF Varna, Bulgaria 10,000 Clay Bulgaria Borislava Botusharova Belgium Michaela Boev
Ukraine Anastasiya Vasylyeva
1–6, 5–7
Win 2–1 Jun 2013 ITF Niš, Serbia 10,000 Clay Australia Viktorija Rajicic Slovenia Tjaša Šrimpf
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nerma Ćaluk
6–1, 6–2
Win 3–1 Jun 2013 ITF Prokuplje, Serbia 10,000 Clay Australia Viktorija Rajicic Croatia Ema Mikulčić
Germany Dejana Raickovic
6–2, 7–5
Loss 3–2 Jul 2013 ITF Prokuplje, Serbia 10,000 Clay Australia Viktorija Rajicic Bulgaria Dalia Zafirova
North Macedonia Lina Gjorcheska
3–6, 0–6
Win 4–2 Sep 2013 ITF Sofia, Bulgaria 25,000 Clay Bulgaria Dia Evtimova Spain Beatriz García Vidagany
Hungary Réka Luca Jani
6–4, 2–6, [10–6]
Win 5–2 Oct 2013 ITF Burgas, Bulgaria 10,000 Clay Bulgaria Dia Evtimova Italy Federica Arcidiacono
Bulgaria Julia Terziyska
6–4, 6–3
Loss 5–3 Jan 2014 ITF Sunderland, UK 25,000 Hard (i) Hungary Ágnes Bukta United Kingdom Jocelyn Rae
United Kingdom Anna Smith
1–6, 1–6
Loss 5–4 Feb 2014 ITF Tallinn, Estonia 15,000 Hard (i) Hungary Ágnes Bukta Georgia (country) Sofia Shapatava
Slovenia Maša Zec Peškirič
4–6, 6–7(4–7)
Win 6–4 Apr 2014 ITF Šibenik, Croatia 10,000 Clay Hungary Ágnes Bukta Czech Republic Eva Rutarová
Czech Republic Karolína Stuchlá
7–6(14–12), 6–1
Win 7–4 Apr 2014 ITF Bol, Croatia 10,000 Clay Hungary Ágnes Bukta Czech Republic Karolína Stuchlá
France Carla Touly
6–2, 6–1
Win 8–4 May 2014 ITF Bol, Croatia 10,000 Clay Croatia Ema Mikulčić Belgium Justine De Sutter
Netherlands Monique Zuur
6–3, 6–1
Win 9–4 Jun 2014 ITF Sarajevo, BiH 15,000 Clay Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková Germany Carolin Daniels
Turkey Melis Sezer
7–6(7–3), 6–2
Win 10–4 Jun 2014 ITF Amstelveen, Netherlands 10,000 Clay United States Bernarda Pera Argentina Tatiana Búa
Brazil Beatriz Haddad Maia
6–0, 2–1 ret.
Loss 10–5 Nov 2015 ITF Heraklion, Greece 10,000 Hard Switzerland Karin Kennel Greece Eleni Christofi
Uzbekistan Vlada Katic
6–4, 3–6, [1–10]
Win 11–5 Nov 2015 ITF Heraklion, Greece 10,000 Hard Switzerland Karin Kennel Thailand Helen De Cesare
Uzbekistan Vlada Katic
6–2, 6–4
Loss 11–6 Feb 2016 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Clay Croatia Adrijana Lekaj United States Dasha Ivanova
Romania Elena-Gabriela Ruse
6–7(1–7), 1–6
Loss 11–7 Apr 2016 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Hard Ukraine Anastasiya Vasylyeva Turkey Ayla Aksu
Turkey Melis Sezer
3–6, 3–6
Win 12–7 Apr 2016 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Hard United Kingdom Harriet Dart Armenia Ani Amiraghyan
Romania Daiana Negreanu
w/o
Loss 12–8 Sep 2016 ITF Sofia, Bulgaria 25,000 Clay North Macedonia Lina Gjorcheska Greece Valentini Grammatikopoulou
Netherlands Quirine Lemoine
4–6, 6–4, [6–10]


Fed Cup/Billie Jean King Cup participation[edit]

Viktoriya Tomova debuted in Bulgaria Fed Cup team in 2014; since then she has accumulated a 7–8 singles record and a 5–3 doubles record (12–11 overall).

Singles (7–8)[edit]

Edition Round Date Location Against Surface Opponent W/L Result
2014 Z1 RR 7 Feb 2014 Budapest (HUN)  Belarus Hard (I) Olga Govortsova L 3–6, 4–6
2015 Z1 PO9 7 Feb 2015 Budapest (HUN)  Ukraine Hard (i) Kateryna Kozlova L 4–6, 0–6
2017 Z1 RR 8 Feb 2017 Tallinn (EST)  Israel Hard (i) Deniz Khazaniuk W 6–4, 5–7, 6–2
9 Feb 2017  Serbia Ivana Jorović L 1–6, 1–6
2018 Z1 RR 7 Feb 2018 Tallinn (EST) Serbia Serbia Hard (i) Dejana Radanović L 3–6, 4–6
8 Feb 2018  Georgia Ekaterine Gorgodze W 6–2, 6–3
2019 Z1 RR 6 Feb 2019 Zielona Góra (POL)  Estonia Hard (i) Anett Kontaveit L 1–6, 7–6(7–4), 1–6
7 Feb 2019 Ukraine Ukraine Kateryna Kozlova W 6–3, 6–2
8 Feb 2019  Sweden Johanna Larsson L 4–6, 4–6
2020–21 Z1 RR 5 Feb 2020 Tallinn (EST)  Croatia Hard (i) Jana Fett W 6–2, 6–4
6 Feb 2020 Ukraine Ukraine Elina Svitolina L 6–7(5–7), 3–6
Z1 RPO 8 Feb 2020  Greece Despina Papamichail W 6–2, 6–4
2022 Z1 PO 13 Apr 2022 Antalya (TUR) Sweden Sweden Clay Caijsa Hennemann W 6–1, 6–1
14 Apr 2022  Slovenia Kaja Juvan L 1–6, 2–6
15 Apr 2022 Georgia (country) Georgia Mariam Bolkvadze W 6–3 ret.

Doubles (5–3)[edit]

Edition Round Date Location Partner Surface Against Opponents W/L Result
2014 Z1 RR 4 Feb 2014 Budapest (HUN) Isabella Shinikova Hard (i)  Portugal Bárbara Luz
Inês Murta
W 6–2, 7–5
7 Feb 2014 Elitsa Kostova  Belarus Ilona Kremen
Aliaksandra Sasnovich
W 4–6, 6–3, 7–5
2015 Z1 RR 4 Feb 2015 Budapest (HUN) Dia Evtimova Hard (i) Portugal Portugal Michelle Larcher de Brito
Bárbara Luz
W 6–0, 6–3
5 Feb 2015 Dia Evtimova Belarus Belarus Aliaksandra Sasnovich
Vera Lapko
L 5–7, 1–6
2019 Z1 RR 6 Feb 2019 Zielona Góra (POL) Isabella Shinikova Hard (i)  Estonia Anett Kontaveit
Maileen Nuudi
W 6–2, 6–2
7 Feb 2019 Isabella Shinikova  Ukraine Nadiia Kichenok
Marta Kostyuk
L 0–6, 6–7(0–7)
2020–21 Z1 RR 5 Feb 2020 Tallinn (EST) Isabella Shinikova Hard (i)  Croatia Jana Fett
Darija Jurak
L 2–6, 6–3, 1–6
2022 Z1 RR 13 Apr 2022 Antalya (TUR) Julia Terziyska Clay  Sweden Kajsa Rinaldo Persson
Julita Saner
W 6–1, 2–6, 6–0

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The first Premier 5 event of the year has switched back and forth between the Dubai Tennis Championships and the Qatar Total Open since 2009. Dubai was classified as a Premier 5 event from 2009–2011 before being succeeded by Doha for the 2012–2014 period. In 2015, Dubai regained its Premier 5 status while Doha was demoted to Premier status. The Premier 5 tournaments were reclassified as WTA 1000 tournaments in 2021.
  2. ^ In 2014, the Toray Pan Pacific Open was downgraded to a Premier event and replaced by the Wuhan Open. The Premier 5 tournaments were reclassified as WTA 1000 tournaments in 2021.
  3. ^ WTA ranking: 2011–780 , 2012–528 , 2013–397 , 2014–332 , 2015–474.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Viktoriya Tomova's Biography". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 2010-11-12.
  2. ^ "Tennis: Player tests positive for coronavirus at WTA's comeback event in Palermo". 2 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Badosa leads field into semis after busy day in Belgrade".
  4. ^ "Vekic makes main draw as French Open qualifying wraps up".
  5. ^ "Tennis: Danielle Collins books spot in second round of Roland-Garros". 24 May 2022.
  6. ^ https://twitter.com/BBVAopenVal/status/1534641709870723073[bare URL]
  7. ^ "WTA Eastbourne Day 3 Predictions Including Ostapenko vs Tomljanovic". 20 June 2022.
  8. ^ "Eastbourne: Tomova gains revenge vs. Flipkens, reaches 1st WTA 500 QF".
  9. ^ "Giorgi ousts Muguruza to reach third Eastbourne quarterfinal".
  10. ^ "Viktoriya Tomova". Australian Open. Retrieved 11 April 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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