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Tsvetana Pironkova

Born: September 13, 1987 (age 33)

Height: 5' 10.5" (180cm)

Hometown: Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Nationality: Bulgaria Bulgarian
Current Rank (Apr 17): No. 70 (821 points)
Tsvetana Pironkova
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Serena Williams pictured at the French Open on September 28, 2020
Tennis roundup: Serena Williams breezes into Yarra Valley Classic quarter-finals
Serena Williams will face fellow American Danielle Collins in the last eight.
Feb 3, 13:08
Victoria Azarenka celebrates reaching the US Open final on September 11, 2020
Result: Victoria Azarenka ends Serena Williams's bid for record-equalling Grand Slam
Victoria Azarenka recovered from a one-sided first set to end Serena Williams's hopes of another grand slam title.
Sep 11, 07:21
Serena Williams pictured at the US Open on September 6, 2020
US Open roundup: Serena Williams, Dominic Thiem reach semis in New York
Former world number one Victoria Azarenka awaits the American in the semi-finals.
Sep 10, 09:01
Naomi Osaka pictured at the US Open on September 3, 2020
US Open roundup: Naomi Osaka overcomes Shelby Rogers in quarter-finals
Naomi Osaka defeated Serena Williams in an acrimonious encounter two years ago in New York.
Sep 9, 08:48
Austria's Dominic Thiem celebrates winning his match against Germany's Alexander Zverev on January 31, 2020
US Open day eight: Dominic Thiem, Serena Williams reach quarter-finals
The American's passage to a 53rd grand slam quarter-final has her just one appearance behind the all-time leader Chris Evert.
Sep 8, 08:28
Serena Williams of the United States waves to the crowd after her match against Qiang Wang of China (not pictured) in a quarterfinal match on day nine of the 2019 US Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 4, 20
Result: Serena Williams eases into third round at US Open in bid for 24th Grand Slam
Serena Williams requires one more grand slam to equal Margaret Court's singles record.
Sep 4, 07:23
Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria celebrates victory over Agnieszka Radwanska at the French Open at Roland Garros on May 31, 2016
US Open roundup: Tsvetana Pironkova beats Garbine Muguruza to make third round
Tsvetana Pironkova initially retired after Wimbledon in 2017.
Sep 3, 21:53
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Result: Johanna Konta advances into fourth round of US Open
Johanna Konta advances to the fourth round of the US Open after recording a 6-2 6-1 victory over Switzerland's Belinda Bencic.
Sep 2, 20:50
Johanna Konta collapses during the US Open on August 31, 2016
Result: Johanna Konta overcomes exhaustion to progress at US Open
British number one Johanna Konta defies heat exhaustion to reach the third round of the US Open with victory over Tsvetana Pironkova.
Aug 31, 21:38
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Result: Belinda Bencic storms into Wimbledon second round
Belinda Bencic books her place in the second round of Wimbledon courtesy of a straight-sets victory over Tsvetana Pironkova.
Jun 29, 20:04
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Result: Samantha Stosur eases into French Open semi-finals
Samantha Stosur reaches a Grand Slam semi-final for the first time since 2012 courtesy of a straight-sets victory over Tsvetana Pironkova at the French Open.
Jun 1, 19:07
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Result: Garbine Muguruza books semi-final spot at French Open
Garbine Muguruza books her place in the semi-finals of the French Open courtesy of a straight-sets victory over Shelby Rogers.
Jun 1, 18:13
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Agnieszka Radwanska slams French Open chiefs
Agnieszka Radwanska slams the decision to finish her fourth-round match against Tsvetana Pironkova at the French Open in rainy conditions.
May 31, 21:44
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Result: World number two Agnieszka Radwanska exits French Open
World number two Agnieszka Radwanska loses in the fourth round of the French Open to Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova.
May 31, 15:32
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Result: Agnieszka Radwanska avoids Barbora Strycova scare
World number two Agnieszka Radwanska books her place in the fourth round of the French Open with a win over Barbora Strycova in three sets.
May 27, 17:35
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Result: Serena Williams obliterates Karin Knapp to reach Cincinnati Open quarter-finals
Serena Williams cruises into the quarter-finals of the Cincinnati Open after handing Italian Karin Knapp a devastating 6-0 6-2 thrashing.
Aug 20, 22:12
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Result: Serena Williams marches on in Cincinnati
Defending Cincinnati Open champion Serena Williams reaches the third round with a straight-sets win over Tsvetana Pironkova.
Aug 19, 21:01
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Samantha Stosur upbeat about Wimbledon chances
Samantha Stosur is confident that she is in good shape ahead of Wimbledon, despite losing in the first round of the Eastbourne International.
Jun 24, 05:20
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Result: Heather Watson loses to Sloane Stephens in Paris
Heather Watson sees her French Open campaign come to an end, as she falls to a 6-2 6-4 defeat against American Sloane Stephens.
May 28, 18:14
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Result: Denisa Allertova edges past Johanna Konta at French Open
British qualifier Johanna Konta falls to a 7-6 4-6 6-2 defeat against Denisa Allertova in the first round of the French Open.
May 25, 20:27
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Result: Heather Watson suffers early exit at Dubai Duty Free Championships
Heather Watson exits the Dubai Duty Free Championships in the first round with a straight-sets loss to Kateryna Kozlova.
Feb 16, 13:52
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Result: Dominika Cibulkova ends Victoria Azarenka run
11th seed Dominika Cibulkova survives a second-set fightback from Victoria Azarenka to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals.
Jan 26, 02:29
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Martina Navratilova supports Heather Watson after "girl things" comment
Martina Navratilova says that periods can play a massive part in the form of a female athlete, after Heather Watson blamed her first-round defeat on "girl things".
Jan 22, 08:30
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Heather Watson confident illness is not glandular fever repeat
Heather Watson is confident that the illness which contributed to her first-round exit at the Australian Open is not a repeat of her 2013 glandular fever nightmare.
Jan 20, 11:26
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Heather Watson frustrated after falling ill ahead of Australian Open first round
British number one Heather Watson reveals that she "struggled for energy" during her Australian Open first-round loss to Tsvetana Pironkova.
Jan 20, 05:58
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Result: Heather Watson loses to Tsvetana Pironkova at Australian Open
British number one Heather Watson loses in straight sets to Tsvetana Pironkova in the Australian Open first round.
Jan 20, 01:41
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Heather Watson desperate to improve record at Australian Open
British number one Heather Watson admits that she is eager to start making an impact on the latter stages of Grand Slams ahead of the US Open.
Jan 19, 01:05
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Heather Watson: Andy Murray "great role model" for British youngsters
Heather Watson credits Andy Murray's influence for the influx of British players competing in next week's Australian Open.
Jan 18, 15:52
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Heather Watson up against Tsvetana Pironkova in Australian Open
Heather Watson of Great Britain is to play Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria in round one of the Australian Open.
Jan 16, 01:46
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Result: Serena Williams advances at China Open
Defending champion Serena Williams eases into round three of the China Open with a 6-2 6-3 triumph over qualifier Tsvetana Pironkova.
Sep 30, 15:18
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Result: Jelena Jankovic cruises past Bojana Jovanovski
Serbia's Jelena Jankovic eases past compatriot Bojana Jovanovski 6-2 6-3 to reach the second round of the US Open.
Aug 25, 21:06
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Result: Maria Sharapova into round three at Roland Garros
Maria Sharapova advances to the third round of the French Open thanks to a straight-sets victory over Tsvetana Pironkova.
May 28, 18:32
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Maria Sharapova happy with improvement on clay
Maria Sharapova reveals that she feels more comfortable playing on clay now than she used to.
May 26, 21:17
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Result: Maria Sharapova breezes through at French Open
Maria Sharapova sails into round two of the French Open with a convincing 6-1 6-2 win over fellow Russian Ksenia Pervak.
May 26, 12:28
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Result: Angelique Kerber eases through in Miami
Angelique Kerber eases in the fourth round of the Miami Masters with a straight-sets win over Tsvetana Pironkova.
Mar 22, 16:40
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Result: Angelique Kerber eases into third round of Australian Open
Angelique Kerber books her place in the third round of the Australian Open with a comfortable win over Alla Kudryavtseva.
Jan 15, 06:25
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Result: Samantha Stosur advances at home Grand Slam
Samantha Stosur reaches the second round of the Australian Open thanks to a victory over Klara Zakopalov.
Jan 13, 09:23
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Result: Tsvetana Pironkova beats Angelique Kerber in straight sets to win Sydney International
Tsvetana Pironkova wins the Sydney International title by overcoming Angelique Kerber 6-4 6-4 in the final.
Jan 10, 10:21
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Result: Angelique Kerber reaches Sydney final
Angelique Kerber beats Madison Keys in straight sets to set up a final against Tsvetana Pironkova at the Sydney International.
Jan 9, 07:29
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Result: Tsvetana Pironkova upsets Petra Kvitova in Sydney
Tsvetsana Pironkova reaches the final of the Sydney International by beating Petra Kvitova.
Jan 9, 05:29

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