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Dia Evtimova (Bulgarian: Диа Евтимова) (born 30 April 1987) is a Bulgarian tennis player. On 31 October 2011, she reached her highest WTA singles ranking of No. 145 whilst her best doubles ranking was No. 228 on 23 June 2014.[1] In 2010, she qualified for the Internationaux de Strasbourg where she was defeated by Maria Sharapova in the second round.[2] In 2011, she qualified for the Gastein Ladies where she reached her first WTA quarterfinal, but there she lost to Patricia Mayr-Achleitner. She has also played for the Bulgarian Fed Cup team, with a current 15–20 record.[3]

Dia Evtimova
Диа Евтимова
Nürnberger Versicherungscup 2014-Dia Evtimova by 2eight DSC1760.jpg
Nürnberger Versicherungscup, 2014
Country (sports) Bulgaria
ResidenceHaskovo
Born (1987-04-30) 30 April 1987 (age 32)
Sofia
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro2005
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$263,232
Singles
Career record541–428
Career titles0 WTA, 10 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 145 (31 October 2011)
Current rankingNo. 490 (26 August 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (2012)
French OpenQ1 (2012)
WimbledonQ1 (2012)
US OpenQ3 (2012)
Doubles
Career record199–149
Career titles0 WTA, 15 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 228 (23 June 2014)
Current rankingNo. 555 (26 August 2019)
Team competitions
Fed Cup15–20
Last updated on: 7 September 2019.

ITF finalsEdit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 25 (10 titles, 15 runner-ups)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 28 August 2005 Maribor, Slovenia Clay   Mari Andersson 5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 2 October 2005 Volos, Greece Carpet   Patricia Mayr-Achleitner 4–6, 6–7(5)
Runner-up 3. 4 June 2006 Rousse, Bulgaria Clay   Maria Penkova 7–5, 4–6, 1–6
Winner 1. 11 June 2006 Haskovo, Bulgaria Clay   Anna Gerasimou 6–4, 6–7(5), 6–3
Runner-up 4. 27 August 2006 Maribor, Slovenia Clay   Andreja Klepač 4–6, 6–2, 3–6
Winner 2. 3 September 2006 Palić, Serbia & Montenegro Clay   Iveta Gerlová 6–0, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 1 October 2006 Podgorica, Serbia & Montenegro Clay   Ana Veselinović 4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 6. 1 July 2007 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Julia Görges 0–6, 1–6
Runner-up 7. 15 March 2009 Rome, Italy Clay   Karolina Kosińska 2–6, 6–3, 4–6
Runner-up 8. 26 July 2009 Bucharest Clay   Elena Bogdan 3–6, 1–6
Winner 3. 27 September 2009 Sandanski, Bulgaria Clay   Tanya Germanlieva 6–3, 6–0
Runner-up 9. 4 October 2009 Dobrich, Bulgaria Clay   Simona Matei 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 10. 18 October 2009 Madrid, Spain Clay   Anna Floris 1–6, 3–6
Winner 4. 27 February 2011 Antalya, Turkey Clay   Marion Gaud 6–3, 6–4
Winner 5. 2 July 2011 Ystad, Sweden Clay   Jana Čepelová 6–3, 6–4
Winner 6. 17 September 2011 Zagreb, Croatia Clay   Anastasia Pivovarova 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 11. 5 May 2013 Indian Harbour Beach,
United States
Clay   Petra Rampre 0–6, 1–6
Winner 7. 20 October 2013 Burgas, Bulgaria Clay   Viktoriya Tomova 6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 12. 11 July 2015 Torino, Italy Clay   Alizé Lim 6–3, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 13. 11 December 2016 Antalya, Turkey Clay   Tayisiya Morderger 5–7, 1–6
Winner 8. 12 February 2017 Antalya, Turkey Clay   Valentina Ivakhnenko w/o
Runner-up 13. 5 November 2017 Antalya, Turkey Clay   Ekaterina Vishnevskaya 3–6, 6–0, 5–7
Runner-up 14. 26 November 2017 Antalya, Turkey Clay   Maryna Chernyshova 6–3, 5–7, 0–6
Runner-up 15. 3 June 2018 Antalya, Turkey Clay   Federica Bilardo 1–6, 6–4, 1–6
Winner 9. 7 October 2018 Herzlia, Israel Hard   Tamara Barad Itzhaki 6–0, 6–3
Winner 10. 21 October 2018 Ofakim, Israel Hard   Anastasia Pribylova 6–4, 3–6, 7–6(6)

Doubles: 29 (15 titles, 14 runner-ups)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 4 June 2006 Rousse, Bulgaria Clay   Karoline Borgersen   Biljana Pawlowa-Dimitrova
  Nadejda Vassileva
6–0, 6–0
Runner-up 1. 11 June 2006 Haskovo, Bulgaria Clay   Nicole Clerico   Rita Esteves de Freitas
  Neda Kozić
4–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 30 July 2006 Horb, Germany Clay   Josipa Bek   Julia Görges
  Lydia Steinbach
3–6, 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 27 August 2006 Maribor, Slovenia Clay   Maša Zec Peškirič   Diana Enache
  Antonia Xenia Tout
w/o
Runner-up 3. 13 September 2009 Rousse, Bulgaria Clay   Malou Ejdesgaard   Ioana Ivan
  Simona Matei
1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 28 June 2013 Périgueux, France Clay   Anna Katalina Alzate Esmurzaeva   Michaela Hončová
  Laura Thorpe
6–7(3), 1–6
Runner-up 5. 5 July 2013 Denain, France Clay   Laura-Ioana Andrei   Tatiana Búa
  Arabela Fernández Rabener
5–7, 2–6
Winner 3. 26 July 2013 Istanbul, Turkey Hard   Melis Sezer   Khristina Kazimova
  Vladyslava Zanosiyenko
7–5, 6–3
Winner 4. 13 September 2013 Sofia, Bulgaria Clay   Viktoriya Tomova   Beatriz García Vidagany
  Réka Luca Jani
6–4, 2–6, [10–6]
Winner 5. 19 October 2013 Burgas, Bulgaria Clay   Viktoriya Tomova   Federica Arcidiacono
  Julia Terziyska
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 20 December 2013 Mérida, Mexico Hard   Hsu Chieh-yu   Barbara Bonić
  Hilda Melander
3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 7. 12 April 2014 Pelham, United States Clay   Ilona Kremen   Danielle Lao
  Keri Wong
6–1, 4–6, [7–10]
Winner 6. 17 July 2015 Bursa, Turkey Clay   Isabella Shinikova   Ailen Crespo Azconzábal
  Ana Victoria Gobbi Monllau
6–2, 3–6, [10–7]
Runner-up 8. 14 March 2016 Orlando, United States Clay   Ema Burgić Bucko   Ulrikke Eikeri
  Quirine Lemoine
1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 9. 20 June 2016 Ystad, Sweden Clay   Pia König   Cornelia Lister
  Nina Stojanović
4–6, 2–6
Winner 7. 25 July 2016 Palić, Serbia Clay   Barbara Bonić   Nina Potočnik
  Petra Krejsová
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 10. 6 November 2016 Antalya, Turkey Clay   Valeria Gorlats   Ayla Aksu
  Melis Sezer
1–6, 6–7(5)
Winner 8. 27 November 2016 Antalya, Turkey Clay   Melis Sezer   Ágnes Bukta
  Vivien Juhászová
6–4, 6–3
Winner 9. 29 January 2017 Antalya, Turkey Clay   Jasmina Tinjić   Tayisiya Morderger
  Yana Morderger
6–4, 6–7(4), [10–5]
Winner 10. 4 February 2017 Antalya, Turkey Clay   Jasmina Tinjić   Tayisiya Morderger
  Yana Morderger
2–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Runner-up 11. 19 March 2017 Antalya, Turkey Clay   Jasmina Tinjić   Anastasia Frolova
  Alena Tarasova
5–7, 1–6
Winner 11. 6 August 2017 Istanbul, Turkey Clay   Jasmina Tinjić   Chihiro Muramatsu
  Melis Sezer
6–4, 6–2
Winner 12. 18 September 2017 Varna, Bulgaria Clay   Michaela Boev   Maia Lumsden
  Julia Stamatova
2–6, 7–6(5), [10–3]
Winner 13. 2 October 2017 Sozopol, Bulgaria Clay   Michaela Boev   Julia Stamatova
  Léa Tholey
6–2, 4–6, [16–14]
Runner-up 12. 26 November 2017 Antalya, Turkey Clay   Réka Luca Jani   Maryna Chernyshova
  Sviatlana Pirazhenka
4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 13. 10 December 2017 Antalya, Turkey Clay   Paula Ormaechea   Cristina Dinu
  Mia Eklund
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 14. 10 March 2018 Orlando, United States Clay   Ilona Kremen   Caty McNally
  Whitney Osuigwe
2–6, 3–6
Winner 14. 3 June 2018 Antalya, Turkey Clay   Angelina Zhuravleva   Maryna Chernyshova
  Melis Sezer
7–5, 3–6, [14–12]
Winner 15. 10 November 2018 Antalya, Turkey Hard   Ágnes Bukta   Veronika Pepelyaeva
  Anastasia Tikhonova
6–3, 3–6, [11–9]

Fed CupEdit

Dia Evtimova debuted for the Bulgaria Fed Cup team in 2007. Since then, she has a 7–13 singles record and an 8–7 doubles record (15–20 overall).

Singles (7–12)Edit

Edition Round Date Against Surface Opponent W/L Result
2007 Europe/Africa Group I RR 18 April 2007   Great Britain Clay   Elena Baltacha L 6–4, 4–6, 6–8
19 April 2007   Poland   Urszula Radwańska L 1–6, 3–6
20 April 2007   Luxembourg   Mandy Minella L 3–6, 7–5, 3–6
RPO 21 April 2007   Lithuania   Julija Gotovskyte W 6–1, 3–0 ret.
2008 Europe/Africa Group I RR 30 January 2008   Portugal Carpet (i)   Ana Catarina Nogueira W 6–2, 7–5
31 January 2008   Luxembourg   Mandy Minella L 3–6, 7–6(7–2), 3–6
1 February 2008   Netherlands   Renée Reinhard L 0–6, 3–6
PO 2 February 2008   Hungary   Ágnes Szávay L 0–6, 0–6
2010 Europe/Africa Group I RR 3 February 2010   Netherlands Hard (i)   Chayenne Ewijk L 1–6, 7–6(8–6), 2–6
4 February 2010   Israel   Keren Shlomo W 6–0, 6–3
RPO 6 February 2010   Portugal   Neuza Silva W 6–1, 6–1
2011 Europe/Africa Group I RR 3 February 2011   Luxembourg Hard   Anne Kremer L 3–6, 3–6
RPO 5 February 2011   Latvia   Irina Kuzmina W 5–7, 6–3, 6–3
2012 Europe/Africa Group I PO 4 February 2012   Portugal Hard   Michelle Larcher de Brito L 1–6, 1–6
2013 Europe/Africa Group I RR 7 February 2013   Netherlands Hard   Richèl Hogenkamp W 4–6, 6–4, 6–2
9 February 2013   Slovenia   Tina Rupert W 6–1, 6–0
PPO 10 February 2013   Great Britain   Laura Robson L 0–6, 4–6
2015 Europe/Africa Group I RR 6 February 2015   Georgia Hard   Ekaterine Gorgodze L 4–6, 4–6
PO 7 February 2015   Ukraine   Elina Svitolina L 2–6, 3–6

Doubles (8–4)Edit

Edition Round Date Partner Against Surface Opponents W/L Result
2007 Europe/Africa Group I RR 20 April 2007   Dessislava Mladenova   Luxembourg Clay   Mandy Minella
  Lynn Philippe
W 3–6, 7–6(7–3), 0–1 ret.
2008 Europe/Africa Group I RR 30 January 2008   Tsvetana Pironkova   Portugal Carpet (i)   Magali de Lattre
  Maria João Koehler
W 6–1, 6–2
31 January 2008   Tsvetana Pironkova   Luxembourg   Mandy Minella
  Claudine Schaul
W 6–4, 6–3
2010 Europe/Africa Group I RR 3 February 2010   Tsvetana Pironkova   Netherlands Hard (i)   Richèl Hogenkamp
  Nicole Thijssen
W 7–5, 5–7, 6–2
4 February 2010   Tsvetana Pironkova   Israel   Julia Glushko
  Shahar Pe'er
L 2–6, 5–7
2011 Europe/Africa Group I RR 4 February 2011   Magdalena Maleeva   Israel Hard   Valeriya Patiuk
  Keren Shlomo
W 6–3, 6–4
2012 Europe/Africa Group I RR 1 February 2012   Tsvetana Pironkova   Estonia Hard   Eva Paalma
  Tatjana Vorobjova
W w/o
3 February 2012   Tsvetana Pironkova   Austria   Patricia Mayr
  Yvonne Meusburger
L 1–6, 2–6
2013 Europe/Africa Group I RR 8 February 2013   Isabella Shinikova   Luxembourg Hard   Laura Correia
  Tiffany Cornelius
W 6–2, 6–2
2015 Europe/Africa Group I RR 4 February 2015   Viktoriya Tomova   Portugal Hard (i)   Michelle Larcher de Brito
  Bárbara Luz
W 6–0, 6–3
5 February 2015   Viktoriya Tomova   Belarus   Aliaksandra Sasnovich
  Vera Lapko
L 5–7, 1–6
6 February 2015   Elitsa Kostova   Georgia   Sofia Shapatava
  Oksana Kalashnikova
L 3–6, 2–6
  • RR = Round Robin
  • RPO = Relegation Play-off
  • w/o = walkover

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dia Evtimova's Biography". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 11 November 2010.
  2. ^ Watterson, Johnny (20 May 2010). "In-form Niland braced for major test". Irish Times. Retrieved 16 October 2010. Meanwhile, top-seed Maria Sharapova dispatched qualifier Dia Evtimova 6–3 6–0 in the second round of the Internationaux de Strasbourg yesterday.
  3. ^ http://www.fedcup.com/en/players/player/profile.aspx?playerid=100004181

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