Desislava Topalova
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Desislava Topalova
Desislava Topalova
Country (sports) Bulgaria
Born (1978-06-08) 8 June 1978 (age 42)
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Turned pro1996
Retired2005
Prize money$150,485
Singles
Career record240-190
Career titles7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 152 (15 May 2000)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (2002)
French OpenQ2 (2002)
WimbledonQ1 (2001, 2002)
US OpenQ3 (2004)
Doubles
Career record120-92
Career titles9 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 184 (10 September 2001)
Team competitions
Fed Cup18-16

Desislava Topalova (also transliterated as Dessislava Topalova, Bulgarian: ; born 8 June 1978) is a retired tennis player from Bulgaria.[1]

She reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 152 on 15 May 2000. Topalova was a member of the Bulgaria Fed Cup team between 1997 and the mid 2000s, serving as its captain in the later stages of her career.[2]

ITF Circuit finals

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

Singles: 12 (7 titles, 5 runner-ups)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 18 August 1996 ITF Istanbul, Turkey Hard Germany Tanja Karsten 7-6, 6-7, 6-1
Runner-up 1. 17 August 1997 ITF Istanbul, Turkey Hard Russia Elena Dementieva 5-7, 4-6
Winner 2. 7 September 1997 ITF Cluj, Romania Clay Romania Alice Pirsu 6-3, 5-7, 6-3
Winner 3. 28 September 1997 ITF Albena, Bulgaria Clay Bulgaria Lubomira Bacheva 2-6, 6-4, 6-0
Winner 4. 5 July 1998 ITF Alkmaar, Netherlands Clay Netherlands Yvette Basting 7-6, 6-2
Winner 5. 6 September 1998 ITF Sofia, Bulgaria Clay Belarus Nadejda Ostrovskaya 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
Runner-up 2. 11 April 1999 ITF Makarska, Croatia Clay Hungary Petra Mandula 5-7, 5-7
Winner 6. 3 October 1999 ITF Oporto, Portugal Clay Poland Anna Zarska 7-6, 4-6, 7-5
Winner 7. 23 April 2000 ITF Prost?jov, Czech Republic Clay Belgium Daphne van de Zande 6-4, 6-1
Runner-up 3. 15 September 2002 ITF Sofia, Bulgaria Clay Georgia (country) Margalita Chakhnashvili 3-6, 6-4, 0-6
Runner-up 4. 31 August 2003 ITF Bielefeld, Germany Clay Germany Christina Fitz 6-3, 3-6, 3-6
Runner-up 5. 26 October 2003 ITF Rockhampton, Australia Hard Germany Nina Duebbers 5-7, 1-6

Doubles: 17 (9 titles, 8 runner-ups)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 18 September 1994 ITF Plovdiv, Bulgaria Clay Bulgaria Dora Djilianova Bulgaria Teodora Nedeva
Bulgaria Antoaneta Pandjerova
4-6, 4-6
Winner 1. 25 September 1994 ITF Varna, Bulgaria Hard Bulgaria Dora Djilianova Bulgaria Galina Dimitrova
Germany Claudia Timm
6-3, 7-5
Runner-up 2. 30 January 1995 ITF Istanbul, Turkey Hard Bulgaria Dora Djilianova United States Corina Morariu
Greece Christina Zachariadou
3-6, 5-7
Runner-up 3. 29 May 1995 ITF Katowice, Poland Clay Bulgaria Galina Dimitrova Czech Republic Monika Kratochvílová
Czech Republic Hana ?romová
3-6, 6-4, 3-6
Runner-up 4. 17 September 1995 ITF Varna, Bulgaria Clay Bulgaria Galina Dimitrova Bulgaria Dora Djilianova
Bulgaria Pavlina Nola
6-4, 4-6, 5-7
Winner 2. 18 August 1996 ITF Istanbul, Turkey Hard Turkey ?pek ?eno?lu Malaysia Khoo Chin-bee
Romania Alice Pirsu
6-1, 6-4
Runner-up 5. 15 September 1996 ITF Varna, Bulgaria Clay Bulgaria Galina Dimitrova Bulgaria Antoaneta Pandjerova
Bulgaria Pavlina Nola
4-6, 2-6
Winner 3. 29 June 1997 ITF Velp, Netherlands Clay Bulgaria Galina Dimitrova Netherlands Kim Kilsdonk
Netherlands Jolanda Mens
5-7, 7-5, 6-4
Winner 4. 28 September 1997 ITF Albena, Bulgaria Clay Bulgaria Galina Dimitrova Bulgaria Lubomira Bacheva
Bulgaria Antoaneta Pandjerova
7-5, 6-1
Runner-up 6. 3 May 1998 ITF Sofia, Bulgaria Clay Bulgaria Teodora Nedeva Czech Republic Olga Blahotová
Czech Republic Michaela Pa?tiková
5-7, 6-7
Runner-up 7. 17 May 1998 ITF Novi Sad, Serbia Clay Bulgaria Antoaneta Pandjerova Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Tatjana Je?menica
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dragana Zari?
2-6, 5-7
Runner-up 8. 9 August 1998 ITF Paderborn, Germany Clay Germany Ester Brunn Czech Republic Linda Faltynková
Czech Republic Petra Ku?ová
3-6, 2-6
Winner 5. 10 September 2000 ITF Bucharest, Romania Clay Bulgaria Antoaneta Pandjerova Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Katarina Mi?i?
Germany Marketa Kochta
6-4, 6-2
Winner 6. 17 September 2000 ITF Sofia, Bulgaria Clay Bulgaria Antoaneta Pandjerova Netherlands Natalia Galouza
New Zealand Shelley Stephens
6-1, 7-6(7-4)
Winner 7. 29 September 2002 ITF Batumi, Georgia Hard Bulgaria Antoaneta Pandjerova Russia Goulnara Fattakhetdinova
Russia Maria Kondratieva
2-6, 6-1, 6-1
Winner 8. 27 October 2002 ITF Saint-Raphaël, France Hard (i) Bulgaria Antoaneta Pandjerova Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Katarina Mi?i?
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dragana Zari?
4-6, 6-3, 6-1
Winner 9. 21 September 2003 ITF Sofia, Bulgaria Clay Serbia and Montenegro Dragana Zari? Austria Daniela Klemenschits
Austria Sandra Klemenschits
6-3, 7-5

References

  1. ^ "WTA profile of Dessislava Topalova". wtatennis.com. Retrieved .
  2. ^ ", , ? ? ? ? " "". bgtennis.com. 2006-03-28. Retrieved .

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