Lubomira Bacheva
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Lubomira Bacheva
Lubomira Bacheva
Ljubomira Ba?eva.jpg
Country (sports) Bulgaria
ResidenceSofia, Bulgaria
Born (1975-03-07) 7 March 1975 (age 44)
Sofia
Turned pro1990
Retired2004
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$534,838
Singles
Career record381-275
Career titles0 WTA, 9 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 68 (1 November 1999)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenR1 (2000, 2001)
French OpenR2 (1999)
WimbledonR2 (2000)
US OpenR2 (2000)
Doubles
Career record179-150
Career titles2 WTA, 11 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 53 (16 April 2001)

Lubomira Bacheva (Bulgarian: , born 7 March 1975) is a retired tennis player from Bulgaria. She reached her career-high ranking of world No. 68 on 1 November 1999.

Tennis career

As a junior, Bacheva won the European Championships in 1989 and 1991.[1]

Bacheva turned professional in 1990 and spent several years on the ITF Women's Circuit building up her ranking. In 1999, she finally broke through the top 100 and reached her first WTA Tour semifinal at the Estoril Open as a lucky loser. She finished that year at No. 73. She finished 2000 again in the top 100. In 2001, she beat Chanda Rubin for her career best win. She played her last professional match in 2004—a first-round loss to Dally Randriantefy in an ITF event.

Bacheva won no WTA Tour singles titles, but did win two doubles titles in Casablanca and Budapest respectively. She was a member of the Bulgarian Fed Cup team from 1993 to 1996[2] with a win-loss record of 1-6.

WTA career finals

Doubles: 4 (2 titles, 2 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam
Tier I
Tier II
Tier III
Tier IV
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 23 April 2000 Budapest, Hungary Clay Spain Cristina Torrens Valero Croatia Jelena Kostani?
Serbia and Montenegro Sandra Na?uk
6-0, 6-2
Runner-up 1. 1 October 2000 Luxembourg, Luxembourg Carpet (i) Spain Cristina Torrens Valero France Alexandra Fusai
France Nathalie Tauziat
3-6, 6-7(0)
Winner 2. 29 July 2001 Casablanca, Morocco Clay Sweden Åsa Carlsson Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
Argentina María Emilia Salerni
6-3, 6-7(4), 6-1
Runner-up 2. 14 July 2002 Palermo, Italy Clay Germany Angelika Rösch Russia Evgenia Kulikovskaya
Russia Ekaterina Sysoeva
4-6, 3-6

ITF Circuit finals

Singles (9-16)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 7 April 1991 ?ibenik, Yugoslavia Clay Soviet Union Irina Sukhova 6-1, 6-3
Runner-up 1. 30 June 1991 Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia Clay Czechoslovakia Kate?ina ?i?ková 2-6, 1-6
Winner 2. 7 July 1991 Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia Clay Czechoslovakia Kate?ina ?i?ková 6-4, 1-6, 6-2
Runner-up 2. 15 September 1991 Haskovo, Bulgaria Clay Soviet Union Elena Makarova 4-6, 4-6
Runner-up 3. 5 August 1992 Vaihingen, Germany Clay South Africa Joannette Kruger 1-6, 0-6
Runner-up 4. 10 September 1995 Spoleto, Italy Clay Italy Cristina Salvi 6-7(3), 3-6
Winner 3. 10 August 1997 Rebecq, Belgium Clay France Kildine Chevalier 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
Runner-up 5. 28 September 1997 Albena, Bulgaria Clay Bulgaria Desislava Topalova 6-2, 4-6, 0-6
Runner-up 6. 9 November 1997 Moulins, France Hard (i) France Edith Nunes-Bersot 2-6, 1-6
Runner-up 7. 23 November 1997 Deauville, France Carpet (i) Germany Gabriela Ku?erová 3-6, 6-7
Winner 4. 5 April 1998 Brest, France Hard (i) France Sophie Georges 7-5, 6-0
Runner-up 8. 12 July 1998 Puchheim, Germany Clay Spain Gisela Riera 4-6, 4-6
Runner-up 9. 19 July 1998 Darmstadt, Germany Clay Hungary Petra Mandula 6-3, 4-6, 5-7
Runner-up 10. 2 August 1998 Les Contamines, France Hard Germany Anca Barna 6-7, 1-6
Winner 5. 22 November 1998 Deauville, France Carpet (i) Slovakia Silvia Sosnarova 6-3, 6-3
Runner-up 11. 14 March 1999 Biel, Switzerland Hard (i) Australia Evie Dominikovic 4-6, 7-6, 2-6
Winner 6. 28 March 1999 Dinan, France Clay (i) France Stéphanie Foretz Gacon 6-2, 2-6, 6-1
Winner 7. 12 September 1999 Denain, France Clay France Stéphanie Foretz Gacon 6-4, 6-1
Winner 8. 19 September 1999 Bordeaux, France Clay Italy Gloria Pizzichini 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
Runner-up 12. 26 September 1999 Sofia, Bulgaria Clay Spain Marta Marrero 2-6, 3-6
Runner-up 13. 17 September 2000 Bordeaux, France Clay France Émilie Loit 5-7, 2-6
Runner-up 14. 9 September 2001 Denain, France Clay France Céline Beigbeder 4-6, 0-6
Winner 9. 16 September 2001 Bordeaux, France Clay Israel Anna Smashnova 4-6, 6-1, 6-0
Runner-up 15. 10 August 2003 Cuneo, Italy Clay Italy Tathiana Garbin 3-6, 1-6
Runner-up 16. 18 July 2004 Vittel, France Clay Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives 2-6, 4-6

Doubles (11-17)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 10 February 1991 Helsinki, Finland Carpet (i) Soviet Union Elena Pogorelova Germany Nadja Beik
Germany Meike Babel
6-2, 3-6, 6-3
Winner 2. 7 July 1991 Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Ivona Horvat Soviet Union Elena Pogorelova
Soviet Union Irina Sukhova
5-7, 6-3, 6-3
Winner 3. 15 September 1991 Haskovo, Bulgaria Clay Bulgaria Galia Angelova Soviet Union Elena Pogorelova
Soviet Union Irina Sukhova
7-6, 6-7, 6-1
Runner-up 1. 10 November 1991 Manchester, Great Britain Carpet (i) United Kingdom Barbara Griffiths United Kingdom Amanda Grunfeld
United Kingdom Julie Salmon
6-7(2), 1-6
Runner-up 2. 12 April 1992 Limoges, France Carpet (i) Czechoslovakia Sylvia ?tefková Belgium Els Callens
Switzerland Michèle Strebel
6-4, 1-6, 4-6
Runner-up 3. 20 September 1992 Sofia, Bulgaria Clay Bulgaria Galia Angelova Commonwealth of Independent States Karina Kuregian
Australia Kirrily Sharpe
6-7, 2-6
Winner 4. 19 September 1993 Sofia, Bulgaria Clay Bulgaria Galia Angelova Slovakia Patrícia Marková
Slovakia Zuzana Nemsaková
6-0, 7-5
Runner-up 4. 10 April 1994 Athens, Greece Clay Netherlands Sandra van der Aa Slovakia Patrícia Marková
Slovakia Simona Nedorostova
3-6, 0-6
Runner-up 5. 23 September 1995 Sofia, Bulgaria Clay Hungary Réka Vidáts Argentina Geraldine Aizenberg
Argentina Laura Montalvo
2-6, 2-6
Runner-up 6. 28 September 1997 Albena, Bulgaria Clay Bulgaria Antoaneta Pandjerova Bulgaria Galina Dimitrova
Bulgaria Desislava Topalova
5-7, 1-6
Winner 5. 23 November 1997 Deauville, France Carpet (i) Germany Julia Abe Hungary Katalin Marosi
Germany Caroline Schneider
6-2, 6-4
Runner-up 7. 5 July 1998 Vaihingen, Germany Clay Germany Julia Abe Belgium Laurence Courtois
Croatia Maja Muri?
1-6, 4-6
Winner 6. 2 August 1998 Les Contamines, France Hard Germany Jasmin Wöhr France Caroline Dhenin
France Sophie Georges
2-6, 6-1, 6-3
Winner 7. 6 September 1998 Sofia, Bulgaria Clay Netherlands Maaike Koutstaal Romania Magda Mihalache
Slovakia Zuzana Váleková
6-1, 7-5
Runner-up 8. 22 November 1998 Deauville, France Carpet (i) Uzbekistan Iroda Tulyaganova France Emmanuelle Curutchet
France Samantha Schoeffel
1-6, 6-2, 6-7
Runner-up 9. 19 September 1999 Bordeaux, France Clay Spain Cristina Torrens Valero Sweden Åsa Carlsson
France Émilie Loit
2-6, 6-7
Runner-up 10. 8 July 2001 Orbetello, Italy Clay Belgium Laurence Courtois Argentina María Emilia Salerni
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
6-7(5-7), 6-3, 1-6
Runner-up 11. 14 October 2001 Poitiers, France Hard (i) Netherlands Amanda Hopmans Netherlands Kristie Boogert
Belgium Laurence Courtois
1-6, 5-7
Runner-up 12. 21 October 2001 Southampton, Great Britain Hard (i) Ukraine Elena Tatarkova South Africa Nannie De Villiers
Kazakhstan Irina Selyutina
6-7(5), 6-2, 2-6
Winner 8. 22 September 2002 Biella, Italy Clay Spain Eva Bes-Ostáriz Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
7-5, 2-6, 7-6(5)
Winner 9. 6 October 2002 Girona, Spain Clay Spain Gala León García Italy Flavia Pennetta
Romania Andreea Ehritt-Vanc
6-4, 6-3
Winner 10. 3 November 2002 Poitiers, France Hard (i) Russia Evgenia Kulikovskaya France Caroline Dhenin
France Émilie Loit
w/o
Runner-up 13. 10 August 2003 Cuneo, Italy Clay Austria Stefanie Haidner Bosnia and Herzegovina Mervana Jugi?-Salki?
Croatia Darija Jurak
1-6, 2-6
Runner-up 14. 5 October 2003 Girona, Spain Clay Italy Roberta Vinci Spain Conchita Martínez Granados
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
5-7, 3-6
Runner-up 15. 8 February 2004 Urtijëi, Italy Carpet (i) Germany Angelika Rösch Czech Republic Olga Vymetálková
Czech Republic Gabriela Navrátilová
1-6, 3-6
Winner 11. 2 May 2004 Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Clay Czech Republic Eva Birnerová Romania Ruxandra Dragomir
Germany Antonia Matic
4-6, 7-6(4), 6-3
Runner-up 16. 1 August 2004 Modena, Italy Clay Czech Republic Eva Birnerová Czech Republic Gabriela Navrátilová
Czech Republic Michaela Pa?tiková
2-6, 3-6
Runner-up 17. 13 September 2004 Denain, France Clay Czech Republic Michaela Pa?tiková Ukraine Yuliana Fedak
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
6-1, 1-6, 2-6
  • w/o = walkover

Fed Cup participitation

Singles (0-4)

Edition Round Date Against Surface Opponent W/L Result
1995 World Group I RPO 22 July 1995  South Africa Hard South Africa Joannette Kruger L 0-6, 3-6
23 July 1995 South Africa Amanda Coetzer L 2-6, 4-6
1996 World Group II QF 27 April 1996  Slovakia Clay Slovakia Karina Hab?udová L 0-6, 1-6
28 April 1996 Slovakia Katarína Studeníková L 3-6, 4-6

Doubles (1-2)

Edition Round Date Partner Against Surface Opponents W/L Result
1993 World Group I R1 19 July 1993 Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva  South Korea Clay South Korea Kim Il-soon
South Korea Park Sung-hee
L 6-3, 6-7(2), 1-4 ret.
1994 World Group I R2 21 July 1994 Bulgaria Svetlana Krivencheva  Indonesia Clay Indonesia Natalia Soetrisno
Indonesia Romana Tedjakusuma
W 6-1, 6-3
1995 World Group I RPO 23 July 1995 Bulgaria Dora Djilianova  South Africa Hard South Africa Amanda Coetzer
South Africa Elna Reinach
L 1-6, 4-6
  • RPO = Relegation Play-off

References

  1. ^ "Lubomira Bacheva Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Player Profile". Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Lubomira Bacheva Fed Cup Player Profile". Archived from the original on September 16, 2012. Retrieved .

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