Elena Pampoulova
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Elena Pampoulova

Elena Pampulova
Country (sports) Bulgaria (1972-1996)
 Germany (1997-2001)
ResidenceSofia, Bulgaria
Born (1972-05-17) 17 May 1972 (age 47)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Turned pro1988
Retired2001
Prize money$704,882
Singles
Career record243-179
Career titles1 WTA, 12 ITF
Highest ranking62 (9 September 1996)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1990, 1998, 1999)
French Open2R (1990, 1998, 1999)
Wimbledon3R (1999)
US Open3R (1997)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games1R (1992)
Doubles
Career record163-146
Career titles3 WTA, 8 ITF
Highest ranking38 (23 September 1996)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1995, 1998)
French Open3R (1990, 1996, 1999)
Wimbledon2R (1997)
US Open2R (1995)
Mixed doubles
Career record0-1
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open1R (1997)
Team competitions
Fed Cup8-8

Elena Pampulova (also Elena Pampulova-Wagner, Elena Pampulova-Bergomi, Bulgarian: , born 17 May 1972) is a retired tennis player from Bulgaria.

Her professional tennis career span from 1988 to 2001. Pampulova's career-high singles ranking is world No. 62, her career-high doubles ranking is No. 38, both achieved in September 1996.

Tennis career

Pampoulova played for Bulgaria and the Bulgaria Fed Cup team from 1988 to 1992. Pampulova was one of only three players to represent Bulgaria in tennis at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona (together with Katerina Maleeva and Magdalena Maleeva).

From 1997 to 1999, Elena played for the Germany Fed Cup team. She won 13 career titles in singles (one WTA) and 11 titles in doubles (three of them from WTA Tour).

Her first tennis coach was her own mother, Bulgarian tennis player Lubka Radkova. Elena's father, Emilian Pampoulov, is also a tennis player.

Personal life

On 11 July 2006, Pampoulova married her long-time boyfriend, Swiss banker Christian Bergomi. The couple lives in Switzerland, where Elena is an investment banker.[1] Their son Alex was born in early 2008.

WTA career finals

Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
Tier I (0-0)
Tier II (0-0)
Tier III (0-0)
Tier IV (1-1)
Tier V (0-0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 13 November 1994 Surabaya, Indonesia Hard Japan Ai Sugiyama 2-6, 6-0, ret.
Runner-up 1. 2 August 1998 Sopot, Poland Clay Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová 3-6, 7-5, 1-6

Doubles: 8 (3 titles, 5 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
Tier I (0-0)
Tier II (0-0)
Tier III (1-0)
Tier IV (2-3)
Tier V (0-2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 6 August 1989 Sofia, Bulgaria Clay West Germany Silke Meier Italy Laura Garrone
Italy Laura Golarsa
4-6, 5-7
Runner-up 2. 17 September 1989 Athens, Greece Clay West Germany Silke Meier Italy Sandra Cecchini
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
6-4, 4-6, 2-6
Runner-up 3. 15 September 1996 Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic Clay Czech Republic Eva Martincová Slovakia Karina Hab?udová
Czech Republic Helena Suková
6-3, 3-6, 2-6
Winner 1. 22 September 1996 Warsaw, Poland Clay Ukraine Olga Lugina France Alexandra Fusai
Italy Laura Garrone
1-6, 6-4, 7-5
Runner-up 4. 5 January 1997 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Poland Aleksandra Olsza Slovakia Janette Husárová
Belgium Dominique Van Roost
2-6, 7-6(7-5), 3-6
Runner-up 5. 27 April 1997 Budapest, Hungary Clay Czech Republic Eva Martincová South Africa Amanda Coetzer
France Alexandra Fusai
3-6, 1-6
Winner 2. 19 July 1998 Palermo, Italy Clay Bulgaria Pavlina Nola Austria Barbara Schett
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
6-4, 6-2
Winner 3. 8 August 1999 Knokke-Heist, Belgium Clay Czech Republic Eva Martincová Russia Evgenia Koulikovskaya
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sandra Na?uk
3-6, 6-3, 6-3

ITF Circuit finals

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

Singles (12-2)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 30 October 1988 Baden, Switzerland Hard (i) Poland Katarzyna Nowak 6-1, 6-1
Winner 2. 4 December 1988 Melbourne, Australia Hard Mexico Xóchitl Escobedo 7-6(7-3), 6-2
Winner 3. 28 May 1989 Athens, Greece Clay Bulgaria Dora Rangelova 6-1, 6-7, 6-1
Winner 4. 16 July 1989 Erlangen, West Germany Clay West Germany Wiltrud Probst 6-1, 2-6, 6-3
Winner 5. 20 August 1989 Budapest, Hungary Clay West Germany Silke Frankl 6-4, 6-7, 6-0
Winner 6. 8 July 1990 Vaihingen, West Germany Clay Czechoslovakia Denisa Kraj?ovi?ová 6-3, 6-3
Runner-up 1. 22 November 1992 Nottingham, Great Britain Carpet (i) Russia Elena Makarova 6-3, 2-6, 5-7
Runner-up 2. 20 March 1994 Reims, France Clay (i) France Catherine Mothes-Jobkel 1-6, 2-6
Winner 7. 30 October 1994 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard Japan Hiromi Nagano 6-4, 6-1
Winner 8. 3 December 1995 Limoges, France Hard (i) Spain Paula Hermida 7-5, 6-3
Winner 9. 25 February 1996 Redbridge, Great Britain Hard (i) Japan Haruka Inoue 6-4, 6-4
Winner 10. 3 March 1996 Southampton, Great Britain Carpet (i) France Isabelle Demongeot 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
Winner 11. 21 April 1996 Murcia, Spain Clay Switzerland Patty Schnyder 6-4, 6-3
Winner 12. 29 March 1998 Woodlands, United States Hard Israel Anna Smashnova 2-6, 6-1, 7-5

Doubles (8-5)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 4 November 1988 Melbourne, Australia Hard Australia Kristin Godridge Australia Natalia Leipus
Australia Bernadette Randall-Marshall
4-6, 7-6(7-5), 2-6
Winner 1. 9 April 1989 Bari, Italy Clay Austria Marion Maruska Hungary Andrea Noszály
West Germany Eva-Maria Schürhoff
w/o
Winner 2. 14 June 1992 Modena, Italy Clay Romania Ruxandra Dragomir France Alexandra Fusai
Switzerland Natalie Tschan
6-3, 7-6(7-5)
Runner-up 2. 4 August 1992 Vaihingen, Germany Clay South Africa Joannette Kruger Czechoslovakia Eva Martincová
Czechoslovakia Pavlína Rajzlová
4-6, 0-6
Runner-up 3. 15 November 1992 Manchester, Great Britain Carpet (i) Switzerland Natalie Tschan Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Russia Elena Makarova
3-6, 4-6
Winner 3. 22 November 1992 Nottingham, Great Britain Carpet (i) Belgium Els Callens Romania Ruxandra Dragomir
Romania Irina Spîrlea
7-6(7-3), 6-4
Winner 4. 11 April 1993 Limoges, France Carpet (i) Italy Silvia Farina Elia United States Stephanie Reece
United States Danielle Scott
6-2, 6-7(5-7), 6-2
Winner 5. 4 November 1993 Poitiers, France Hard (i) Ukraine Olga Lugina Belgium Els Callens
Belgium Nancy Feber
6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Winner 6. 11 December 1994 Cergy-Pontoise, France Hard (i) France Angelique Olivier Czech Republic Kate?ina ?i?ková
Czech Republic Eva Melicharová
6-1, 6-4
Winner 7. 29 October 1995 Lakeland, United States Hard Czech Republic Eva Martincová United States Sandra Cacic
Australia Tracey Morton-Rodgers
1-6, 6-2, 6-1
Runner-up 4. 3 December 1995 Limoges, France Hard (i) Czech Republic Eva Martincová Czech Republic Eva Melicharová
Czech Republic Helena Vildová
3-6, 6-0, 4-6
Winner 8. 2 August 1997 Makarska, Croatia Clay Ukraine Olga Lugina Russia Maria Goloviznina
Russia Evgenia Kulikovskaya
5-7, 7-5, 7-5
Runner-up 5. 26 April 1998 Prost?jov, Czech Republic Clay Ukraine Olga Lugina Czech Republic Lenka Cenková
Czech Republic Kate?ina ?i?ková
4-6, 6-4, 4-6

Fed Cup

Elena Pampoulova debuted for the Bulgaria Fed Cup team in 1988. She has a 5-6 singles record and a 3-2 doubles record (8-8 overall).

Singles (5-6)

Edition Round Date Against Surface Opponent W/L Result
1988 World Group I QR 4 December 1988  Philippines Hard Philippines Sarah Rafael W 6-3, 6-2
R1 5 December 1988  Sweden Sweden Catarina Lindqvist L 5-7, 3-6
PO 6 December 1988  Malta Malta Carol Cassar-Torreggiani W 7-6(7-5), 6-3
PO 7 December 1988  Netherlands Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy L 6-4, 6-7(5-7), 5-7
1990 World Group I QR 21 July 1990  Philippines Hard Philippines Sarah Castillejo W 6-2, 6-0
R1 22 July 1990  Austria Austria Judith Wiesner L 0-6, 0-6
PO 23 July 1990  Norway Norway Amy Jonsson-Råholt W 6-4, 6-3
PO 24 July 1990  Brazil Brazil Cláudia Chabalgoity L 2-6, 6-2, 4-6
1992 World Group I Play-offs PO 17 July 1992  Hungary Clay Hungary Anna Földényi L 4-6, 2-6
?  Representing  Germany  ?
1999 World Group II QF 24 April 1999  Japan Clay Japan Shinobu Asagoe L 6-7(6-8), 1-6
25 April 1999 Japan Miho Saeki W 7-6(10-8), 6-3

Doubles (3-2)

Edition Round Date Partner Against Surface Opponents W/L Result
1988 World Group I R1 5 December 1988 Bulgaria Galia Angelova  Sweden Hard Sweden Jonna Jonerup
Sweden Maria Lindström
L 6-2, 6-7(5-7), 1-6
1990 World Group I PO 23 July 1990 Bulgaria Dora Rangelova  Norway Hard Norway Amy Jonsson-Råholt
Norway Astrid Sunde
W 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
1992 World Group I Play-offs RPO 16 July 1992 Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva  Romania Hard Romania Ruxandra Dragomir
Romania Irina Spîrlea
L 6-7(5-7), 2-6
RPO 17 July 1992 Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva  Hungary Hungary Virág Csurgó
Hungary Kata Györke
W 7-6(8-6), 4-6, 6-1
?  Representing  Germany  ?
1997 World Group I QF 2 March 1997 Germany Barbara Rittner  Czech Republic Hard (I) Czech Republic Eva Martincová
Czech Republic Ludmila Richterová
W 7-6(7-3), 6-2

Grand Slam singles performance timeline

Tournament 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Career W-L
Australian Open A A 2R A A A A 1R A 1R 2R 2R A A 3-5
French Open A A 2R 1R A Q1 Q1 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R Q3 A 3-7
Wimbledon A A A 2R A A A 1R 1R A 1R 3R A A 3-5
US Open A A 1R A A A A 1R 2R 3R 1R 1R A A 3-6
Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 2-3 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-4 1-3 2-3 2-4 4-4 0-0 0-0 12-23
  • A = did not participate in the tournament.
  • SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.

Notes

  1. ^ "? ? ? ". Retrieved 2008.

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