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Elena Pampulova (also Elena Pampulova-Wagner, Elena Pampulova-Bergomi, Bulgarian: Елена Пампулова, born 17 May 1972) is a retired tennis player from Bulgaria.

Elena Pampulova
Елена Пампулова
Country (sports) Bulgaria (1972–96)
 Germany (1997–2001)
ResidenceSofia, Bulgaria
Born (1972-05-17) 17 May 1972 (age 47)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Turned pro1988
Retired2001
Prize money$704,882
Singles
Career record243–179
Career titles1 WTA, 12 ITF
Highest ranking62 (9 September 1996)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1990, 1998, 1999)
French Open2R (1990, 1998, 1999)
Wimbledon3R (1999)
US Open3R (1997)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games1R (1992)
Doubles
Career record163–146
Career titles3 WTA, 8 ITF
Highest ranking38 (23 September 1996)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1995, 1998)
French Open3R (1990, 1996, 1999)
Wimbledon2R (1997)
US Open2R (1995)
Mixed doubles
Career record0–1
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open1R (1997)
Team competitions
Fed Cup8–8

Her professional tennis career span from 1988 to 2001. Pampulova's career-high singles ranking is world No. 62, her career-high doubles ranking is No. 38, both achieved in September 1996.

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Tennis careerEdit

Pampoulova played for Bulgaria and the Bulgaria Fed Cup team from 1988 to 1992. Pampulova was one of only three players to represent Bulgaria in tennis at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona (together with Katerina Maleeva and Magdalena Maleeva).

From 1997 to 1999, Elena played for the Germany Fed Cup team. She won 13 career titles in singles (one WTA) and 11 titles in doubles (three of them from WTA Tour).

Her first tennis coach was her own mother, Bulgarian tennis player Lubka Radkova. Elena's father, Emilian Pampoulov, is also a tennis player.

Personal lifeEdit

On 11 July 2006, Pampoulova married her long-time boyfriend, Swiss banker Christian Bergomi. The couple lives in Switzerland, where Elena is an investment banker.[1] Their son Alex was born in early 2008.

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–0)
Tier III (0–0)
Tier IV (1–1)
Tier V (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 13 November 1994 Surabaya, Indonesia Hard   Ai Sugiyama 2–6, 6–0, ret.
Runner-up 1. 2 August 1998 Sopot, Poland Clay   Henrieta Nagyová 3–6, 7–5, 1–6

Doubles: 8 (3 titles, 5 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–0)
Tier III (1–0)
Tier IV (2–3)
Tier V (0–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 6 August 1989 Sofia, Bulgaria Clay   Silke Meier   Laura Garrone
  Laura Golarsa
4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 2. 17 September 1989 Athens, Greece Clay   Silke Meier   Sandra Cecchini
  Patricia Tarabini
6–4, 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 15 September 1996 Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic Clay   Eva Martincová   Karina Habšudová
  Helena Suková
6–3, 3–6, 2–6
Winner 1. 22 September 1996 Warsaw, Poland Clay   Olga Lugina   Alexandra Fusai
  Laura Garrone
1–6, 6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 4. 5 January 1997 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Aleksandra Olsza   Janette Husárová
  Dominique Van Roost
2–6, 7–6(7–5), 3–6
Runner-up 5. 27 April 1997 Budapest, Hungary Clay   Eva Martincová   Amanda Coetzer
  Alexandra Fusai
3–6, 1–6
Winner 2. 19 July 1998 Palermo, Italy Clay   Pavlina Nola   Barbara Schett
  Patty Schnyder
6–4, 6–2
Winner 3. 8 August 1999 Knokke-Heist, Belgium Clay   Eva Martincová   Evgenia Koulikovskaya
  Sandra Naćuk
3–6, 6–3, 6–3

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

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

Singles (12–2)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 30 October 1988 Baden, Switzerland Clay (i)   Katarzyna Nowak 6–1, 6–1
Winner 2. 4 December 1988 Melbourne, Australia Hard   Xóchitl Escobedo 7–6(7–3), 6–2
Winner 3. 28 May 1989 Athens, Greece Clay   Dora Rangelova 6–1, 6–7, 6–1
Winner 4. 16 July 1989 Erlangen, West Germany Clay   Wiltrud Probst 6–1, 2–6, 6–3
Winner 5. 20 August 1989 Budapest, Hungary Clay   Silke Frankl 6–4, 6–7, 6–0
Winner 6. 8 July 1990 Vaihingen, West Germany Clay   Denisa Krajčovičová 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 22 November 1992 Nottingham, Great Britain Carpet (i)   Elena Makarova 6–3, 2–6, 5–7
Runner-up 2. 20 March 1994 Reims, France Clay (i)   Catherine Mothes-Jobkel 1–6, 2–6
Winner 7. 30 October 1994 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard   Hiromi Nagano 6–4, 6–1
Winner 8. 3 December 1995 Limoges, France Hard (i)   Paula Hermida 7–5, 6–3
Winner 9. 25 February 1996 Redbridge, Great Britain Hard (i)   Haruka Inoue 6–4, 6–4
Winner 10. 3 March 1996 Southampton, Great Britain Carpet (i)   Isabelle Demongeot 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 11. 21 April 1996 Murcia, Spain Clay   Patty Schnyder 6–4, 6–3
Winner 12. 29 March 1998 Woodlands, United States Hard   Anna Smashnova 2–6, 6–1, 7–5

Doubles (8–5)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 4 November 1988 Melbourne, Australia Hard   Kristin Godridge   Natalia Leipus
  Bernadette Randall-Marshall
4–6, 7–6(7–5), 2–6
Winner 1. 9 April 1989 Bari, Italy Clay   Marion Maruska   Andrea Noszály
  Eva Maria Schuerhoff
w/o
Winner 2. 14 June 1992 Modena, Italy Clay   Ruxandra Dragomir   Alexandra Fusai
  Natalie Tschan
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Runner-up 2. 4 August 1992 Vaihingen, Germany Clay   Joannette Kruger   Eva Martincová
  Pavlína Rajzlová
4–6, 0–6
Runner-up 3. 15 November 1992 Manchester, Great Britain Carpet (i)   Natalie Tschan   Elena Likhovtseva
  Elena Makarova
3–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 22 November 1992 Nottingham, Great Britain Carpet (i)   Els Callens   Ruxandra Dragomir
  Irina Spîrlea
7–6(7–3), 6–4
Winner 4. 11 April 1993 Limoges, France Carpet (i)   Silvia Farina Elia   Stephanie Reece
  Danielle Scott
6–2, 6–7(5–7), 6–2
Winner 5. 4 November 1993 Poitiers, France Hard (i)   Olga Lugina   Els Callens
  Nancy Feber
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 6. 11 December 1994 Cergy-Pontoise, France Hard (i)   Angelique Olivier   Kateřina Šišková
  Eva Melicharová
6–1, 6–4
Winner 7. 29 October 1995 Lakeland, United States Hard   Eva Martincová   Sandra Cacic
  Tracey Morton-Rodgers
1–6, 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 4. 3 December 1995 Limoges, France Hard (i)   Eva Martincová   Eva Melicharová
  Helena Vildová
3–6, 6–0, 4–6
Winner 8. 28 July 1997 Makarska, Croatia Clay   Olga Lugina   Maria Goloviznina
  Evgenia Kulikovskaya
5–7, 7–5, 7–5
Runner-up 5. 26 April 1998 Prostějov, Czech Republic Clay   Olga Lugina   Lenka Cenková
  Kateřina Šišková
4–6, 6–4, 4–6

Fed CupEdit

Elena Pampoulova debuted for the Bulgaria Fed Cup team in 1988. She has a 5–6 singles record and a 3–2 doubles record (8–8 overall).

Singles (5–6)Edit

Edition Round Date Against Surface Opponent W/L Result
1988 World Group I QR 4 December 1988   Philippines Hard   Sarah Rafael W 6–3, 6–2
R1 5 December 1988   Sweden   Catarina Lindqvist L 5–7, 3–6
PO 6 December 1988   Malta   Carol Cassar-Torreggiani W 7–6(7–5), 6–3
PO 7 December 1988   Netherlands   Brenda Schultz-McCarthy L 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 5–7
1990 World Group I QR 21 July 1990   Philippines Hard   Sarah Castillejo W 6–2, 6–0
R1 22 July 1990   Austria   Judith Wiesner L 0–6, 0–6
PO 23 July 1990   Norway   Amy Jonsson-Råholt W 6–4, 6–3
PO 24 July 1990   Brazil   Cláudia Chabalgoity L 2–6, 6–2, 4–6
1992 World Group I Play-offs PO 17 July 1992   Hungary Clay   Anna Földényi L 4–6, 2–6
↓  Representing   Germany  ↓
1999 World Group II QF 24 April 1999   Japan Clay   Shinobu Asagoe L 6–7(6–8), 1–6
25 April 1999   Miho Saeki W 7–6(10–8), 6–3

Doubles (3–2)Edit

Edition Round Date Partner Against Surface Opponents W/L Result
1988 World Group I R1 5 December 1988   Galia Angelova   Sweden Hard   Jonna Jonerup
  Maria Lindström
L 6–2, 6–7(5–7), 1–6
1990 World Group I PO 23 July 1990   Dora Rangelova   Norway Hard   Amy Jonsson-Råholt
  Astrid Sunde
W 4–6, 6–2, 6–3
1992 World Group I Play-offs RPO 16 July 1992   Magdalena Maleeva   Romania Hard   Ruxandra Dragomir
  Irina Spîrlea
L 6–7(5–7), 2–6
RPO 17 July 1992   Katerina Maleeva   Hungary   Virág Csurgó
  Kata Györke
W 7–6(8–6), 4–6, 6–1
↓  Representing   Germany  ↓
1997 World Group I QF 2 March 1997   Barbara Rittner   Czech Republic Hard (I)   Eva Martincová
  Ludmila Richterová
W 7–6(7–3), 6–2

Grand Slam singles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Career SR Career W-L
Australian Open A A 2R A A A A 1R A 1R 2R 2R A A 0 / 5 3–5
French Open A A 2R 1R A Q1 Q1 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R Q3 A 0 / 7 3–7
Wimbledon A A A 2R A A A 1R 1R A 1R 3R A A 0 / 5 3–5
US Open A A 1R A A A A 1R 2R 3R 1R 1R A A 0 / 6 3–6
SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 23 12–23
  • A = did not participate in the tournament.
  • SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Наша топтенисистка вдигна сватба в Швейцария". Retrieved 12 July 2008.

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