Galina Dimitrova
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Galina Dimitrova
Galina Dimitrova
Full nameGalina Dimitrova Courson
Country (sports) Bulgaria
Born (1978-04-11) 11 April 1978 (age 43)
Prize moneyUS$ 12,332
Career record46-49 (48.4%)
Career titles0 WTA, 0 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 400 (7 October 1996)
Career record43-35 (55.1%)
Career titles0 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 316 (24 July 1995)
Team competitions
Fed Cup0-2 (0%)
(singles 0-2)

Galina Dimitrova Courson (born 11 April 1978) is a former professional tennis player from Bulgaria.


Dimitrova spent her professional career on the ITF circuit, reaching a top singles ranking of 400 in the world. As a doubles player she had a best ranking of 316 and won three ITF titles. She represented the Bulgaria Fed Cup team in ties against Russia and Greece in 1997.

From 1998 to 2000, Dimitrova played college tennis for the University of North Georgia. A two-time Southern States Athletic Conference champion, she was both NAIA National Player of the Year and an All-American in 1999. Dimitrova, who was named All-American again in 2000, is a member of the UNG Athletics Hall of Fame.[1]

She is now known as Galina Courson and is working as a financial advisor in Atlanta.

ITF Circuit finals

Doubles: 7 (3 titles, 4 runner-ups)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0-1)
Clay (3-3)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Sep 1994 ITF Varna, Bulgaria 10,000 Hard Germany Claudia Timm Bulgaria Dora Djilianova
Bulgaria Desislava Topalova
3-6, 5-7
Loss 0-2 Jun 1995 ITF Katowice, Poland 10,000 Clay Bulgaria Desislava Topalova Czech Republic Monika Kratochvílová
Czech Republic Hana ?romová
3-6, 6-4, 3-6
Loss 0-3 Sep 1995 ITF Varna, Bulgaria 10,000 Clay Bulgaria Desislava Topalova Bulgaria Dora Djilianova
Bulgaria Pavlina Nola
6-4, 4-6, 5-7
Win 1-3 Jun 1996 ITF Skopje, Macedonia 10,000 Clay Bulgaria Antoaneta Pandjerova North Macedonia Marina Lazarovska
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Katarina Mi?i?
6-4, 6-0
Loss 1-4 Sep 1996 ITF Albena, Bulgaria 10,000 Clay Bulgaria Desislava Topalova Bulgaria Antoaneta Pandjerova
Bulgaria Pavlina Nola
4-6, 2-6
Win 2-4 Jun 1997 ITF Velp, Netherlands 10,000 Clay Bulgaria Desislava Topalova Netherlands Kim Kilsdonk
Netherlands Jolanda Mens
5-7, 7-5, 6-4
Win 3-4 Sep 1997 ITF Albena, Bulgaria 10,000 Clay Bulgaria Desislava Topalova Bulgaria Lubomira Bacheva
Bulgaria Antoaneta Pandjerova
7-5, 6-1


  1. ^ "Galina Dimitrova Courson (2014) - Athletics Hall of Fame". University of North Georgia Athletics.

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