Bulgaria Fed Cup Team
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Bulgaria Fed Cup Team

Bulgaria
Flag of Bulgaria.svg
CaptainDora Rangelova
ITF ranking37 Steady (10 February 2020)
ColorsWhite & Green
First year1966
Years played42
Ties played (W-L)134 (61-73)
Years in
World Group
14 (16-14)
Best finishWorld Group SF (1985, 1987)
Most total winsKaterina Maleeva (29-22)
Tsvetana Pironkova (29-26)
Most singles winsTsvetana Pironkova (22-17)
Most doubles winsMagdalena Maleeva (9-9)
Katerina Maleeva (9-13)
Best doubles teamKaterina Maleeva /
Manuela Maleeva (5-7)
Most ties playedTsvetana Pironkova (39)
Most years playedTsvetana Pironkova (13)

The Bulgaria Fed Cup team represents Bulgaria in Fed Cup tennis competition and are governed by the Bulgarian Tennis Federation.

In 2020, Bulgaria narrowly avoided relegation in the Europe/Africa Zone Group I event in Tallinn. After losses to Ukraine and Croatia in the group stage, a 2-0 victory over Greece in the relegation play-off maintained their status until 2021.

History

Bulgaria competed in its first Fed Cup in 1966. Until the 1996 edition of the competition the team has always played in the Fed Cup World Group. From 1996 the team is competing in Group I of the Europe/Africa Zone.

The best results of the Bulgarian Fed Cup team are the semifinals the team played in 1985 and 1987. The team also reached the quarterfinals of the competition in 1968, 1984, 1986, 1989, 1992 and 1994. These results are closely connected with the success of the Maleeva sisters (Magdalena Maleeva, Katerina Maleeva and Manuela Maleeva) who have represented Bulgaria for more than 20 years in the competition.

Current Team

Player information and rankings as of 18 January 2021

The following players were called up for the Billie Jean King Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I in February 2020.

Player WTA Rank First year played Total Win/Loss Singles Win/Loss Doubles Win/Loss
Viktoriya Tomova 139 2014 9-10 5-7 4-3
Isabella Shinikova 202 2012 12-17 7-9 5-8
Gergana Topalova 461 2019 0-2 0-0 0-2
Petia Arshinkova 494 2018 1-4 0-1 1-3
Recent callups

Recent performances

Here is the list of all match-ups since 1995, when the competition started being held in the current World Group format.

1990s

2000s

2010s

2020s

Year Competition Date Location Opponent Score Result
2020 Europe/Africa Group I, Round Robin 5 February Tallinn (EST)  Croatia 1-2 Loss
Europe/Africa Group I, Round Robin 6 February Tallinn (EST)  Ukraine 0-3 Loss
Europe/Africa Group I, Relegation Play-off 8 February Tallinn (EST)  Greece 2-0 Win

Team representatives

This is a list of tennis players who have represented the Bulgaria Fed Cup team in an official Fed Cup match. A few of them have also been part of the Fed Cup teams of other countries.

Player W-L
(Total)
W-L
(Singles)
W-L
(Doubles)
Ties Debut Years Played
Jaklin Alawi 0-2 0-0 0-2 2 2007 1
Galia Angelova 6-5 3-2 3-3 8 1988 2
Petia Arshinkova 1-4 0-1 1-3 5 2018 3
Lubomira Bacheva 1-6 0-4 1-2 4 1993 4
Yulia Berberian 0-4 0-0 0-4 4 1968 3
Borislava Botusharova 0-1 0-1 0-0 1 2014 1
Maria Chakarova 3-4 2-2 1-2 4 1966 3
Galina Dimitrova 0-2 0-2 0-0 2 1997 1
Dora Djilianova 0-1 0-0 0-1 1 1995 1
Dia Evtimova 15-20 7-13 8-7 29 2007 8
Filipa Gabrovska 2-4 0-0 2-4 6 1998 3
Maria Geznenge 5-2 0-0 5-2 7 1999 4
Sesil Karatantcheva 10-6 6-2 4-4 11 2004 3
Marina Kondova 1-1 0-0 1-1 2 1983 1
Elitsa Kostova 16-18 10-12 6-6 28 2008 10
Dimana Krastevitch 1-4 1-2 0-2 3 2006 1
Svetlana Krivencheva 2-4 0-2 2-2 6 1988 4
Katerina Maleeva 29-22 20-9 9-13 28 1984 10
Magdalena Maleeva 27-17 18-8 9-9 28 1991 10
Manuela Maleeva 22-12 16-4 6-8 20 1983 6
Dessislava Mladenova 1-2 0-0 1-2 3 2007 1
Diana Moskova 0-1 0-0 0-1 1 1975 1
Teodora Nedeva 0-3 0-0 0-3 3 1996 2
Elena Pampoulova 8-8 5-6 3-2 12 1988 5
Antoaneta Pandjerova 8-13 3-8 5-5 14 1996 5
Biljana Pawlowa-Dimitrova 1-1 0-1 1-0 1 2010 1
Maria Penkova 3-6 1-0 2-6 8 2004 3
Tsvetana Pironkova 29-26 22-17 7-9 39 2003 13
Lubka Radkova 1-9 0-5 1-4 5 1966 4
Dora Rangelova 4-7 1-2 3-5 8 1986 3
Isabella Shinikova 12-17 7-9 5-8 22 2012 8
Christina Sotirova 0-1 0-1 0-0 1 1975 1
Pavlina Stoyanova 5-7 4-4 1-3 7 1995 3
Julia Terziyska 1-1 0-0 1-1 3 2018 1
Viktoriya Tomova 9-10 5-7 4-3 16 2014 6
Desislava Topalova 18-16 14-7 4-9 23 1997 8
Radoslava Topalova 1-2 0-0 1-2 3 2001 2
Adriana Velcheva 1-4 1-2 0-2 3 1983 1

See also

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