Elena Pampoulova

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 (1972–1996)
 Germany (1997–2001)
ResidenceSofia, Bulgaria
Born (1972-05-17) 17 May 1972 (age 49)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Turned pro1988
Retired2001
Prize moneyUS$ 704,882
Singles
Career record243–179 (57.6%)
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 (52.8%)
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 (50.0%)
(singles 5–6; doubles 3-2)

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.

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 tournaments (0–0)
Tier II tournaments (0–0)
Tier III tournaments (0–0)
Tier IV tournaments (1–1)
Tier V tournaments (0–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Nov 1994 Surabaya, Indonesia Tier IV Hard   Ai Sugiyama 2–6, 6–0 ret.
Loss 1–1 Aug 1998 Sopot, Poland Tier IV 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 tournaments (0–0)
Tier II tournaments (0–0)
Tier III tournaments (1–0)
Tier IV tournaments (2–3)
Tier V tournaments (0–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (3–4)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Aug 1989 Sofia, Bulgaria Tier V Clay   Silke Meier   Laura Garrone
  Laura Golarsa
4–6, 5–7
Loss 0–2 Sep 1989 Athens, Greece Tier V Clay   Silke Meier   Sandra Cecchini
  Patricia Tarabini
6–4, 4–6, 2–6
Loss 0–3 Sep 1996 Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic Tier IV Clay   Eva Martincová   Karina Habšudová
  Helena Suková
6–3, 3–6, 2–6
Win 1–3 Sep 1996 Warsaw, Poland Tier III Clay   Olga Lugina   Alexandra Fusai
  Laura Garrone
1–6, 6–4, 7–5
Loss 1–4 Jan 1997 Auckland, New Zealand Tier IV Hard   Aleksandra Olsza   Janette Husárová
  Dominique Monami
2–6, 7–6(7–5), 3–6
Loss 1–5 Apr 1997 Budapest, Hungary Tier IV Clay   Eva Martincová   Amanda Coetzer
  Alexandra Fusai
3–6, 1–6
Win 2–5 Jul 1998 Palermo, Italy Tier IV Clay   Pavlina Nola   Barbara Schett
  Patty Schnyder
6–4, 6–2
Win 3–5 Aug 1999 Knokke-Heist, Belgium Tier IV Clay   Eva Martincová   Evgenia Kulikovskaya
  Sandra Načuk
3–6, 6–3, 6–3

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 14 (12 titles, 2 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (6–0)
Clay (5–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Oct 1988 ITF Baden, Switzerland 10,000 Hard (i)   Katarzyna Nowak 6–1, 6–1
Win 2–0 Dec 1988 ITF Melbourne, Australia 10,000 Hard   Xóchitl Escobedo 7–6(7–3), 6–2
Win 3–0 May 1989 ITF Athens, Greece 10,000 Clay   Dora Rangelova 6–1, 6–7, 6–1
Win 4–0 Jul 1989 ITF Erlangen, West Germany 25,000 Clay   Wiltrud Probst 6–1, 2–6, 6–3
Win 5–0 Aug 1989 ITF Budapest, Hungary 25,000 Clay   Silke Frankl 6–4, 6–7, 6–0
Win 6–0 Jul 1990 ITF Vaihingen, West Germany 25,000 Clay   Denisa Krajčovičová 6–3, 6–3
Loss 6–1 Nov 1992 ITF Nottingham, Great Britain 25,000 Carpet (i)   Elena Makarova 6–3, 2–6, 5–7
Loss 6–2 Mar 1994 ITF Reims, France 25,000 Clay (i)   Catherine Mothes-Jobkel 1–6, 2–6
Win 7–2 Oct 1994 ITF Jakarta, Indonesia 50,000 Clay   Hiromi Nagano 6–4, 6–1
Win 8–2 Dec 1995 ITF Limoges, France 50,000 Hard (i)   Paula Hermida 7–5, 6–3
Win 9–2 Feb 1996 ITF Redbridge, Great Britain 25,000 Hard (i)   Haruka Inoue 6–4, 6–4
Win 10–2 Mar 1996 ITF Southampton, Great Britain 50,000 Carpet (i)   Isabelle Demongeot 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Win 11–2 Apr 1996 ITF Murcia, Spain 75,000 Clay   Patty Schnyder 6–4, 6–3
Win 12–2 Mar 1998 ITF Woodlands, United States 25,000 Hard   Anna Smashnova 2–6, 6–1, 7–5

Doubles: 13 (8 titles, 5 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (3–2)
Clay (3–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (2–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Dec 1988 ITF Melbourne, Australia 10,000 Hard   Kristin Godridge   Natalia Leipus
  Bernadette Randall
4–6, 7–6(7–5), 2–6
Win 1–1 Apr 1989 ITF Bari, Italy 10,000 Clay   Marion Maruska   Andrea Noszály
  Eva-Maria Schürhoff
w/o
Win 2–1 Jun 1992 ITF Modena, Italy 25,000 Clay   Ruxandra Dragomir   Alexandra Fusai
  Natalie Tschan
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Loss 2–2 Jul 1992 ITF Vaihingen, Germany 25,000 Clay   Joannette Kruger   Eva Martincová
  Pavlína Rajzlová
4–6, 0–6
Loss 2–3 Nov 1992 ITF Manchester, Great Britain 25,000 Carpet (i)   Natalie Tschan   Elena Likhovtseva
  Elena Makarova
3–6, 4–6
Win 3–3 Nov 1992 ITF Nottingham, Great Britain 25,000 Carpet (i)   Els Callens   Ruxandra Dragomir
  Irina Spîrlea
7–6(7–3), 6–4
Win 4–3 Apr 1993 ITF Limoges, France 25,000 Carpet (i)   Silvia Farina Elia   Stephanie Reece
  Danielle Scott
6–2, 6–7(5–7), 6–2
Win 5–3 Oct 1993 ITF Poitiers, France 25,000 Hard (i)   Olga Lugina   Els Callens
  Nancy Feber
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Win 6–3 Dec 1994 ITF Cergy-Pontoise, France 50,000 Hard (i)   Angelique Olivier   Kateřina Sisková
  Eva Melicharová
6–1, 6–4
Win 7–3 Oct 1995 ITF Lakeland, United States 50,000 Hard   Eva Martincová   Sandra Cacic
  Tracey Morton-Rodgers
1–6, 6–2, 6–1
Loss 7–4 Dec 1995 ITF Limoges, France 50,000 Hard (i)   Eva Martincová   Eva Melicharová
  Helena Vildová
3–6, 6–0, 4–6
Win 8–4 Aug 1997 ITF Makarska, Croatia 75,000 Clay   Olga Lugina   Maria Goloviznina
  Evgenia Kulikovskaya
5–7, 7–5, 7–5
Loss 8–5 Apr 1998 ITF Prostějov, Czech Republic 75,000 Clay   Olga Lugina   Lenka Cenková
  Kateřina Sisková
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

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
Tournament 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Career W–L
Australian Open A A 2R A A A A 1R A 1R 2R 2R A A 3–5
French Open A A 2R 1R A Q1 Q1 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R Q3 A 3–7
Wimbledon A A A 2R A A A 1R 1R A 1R 3R A A 3–5
US Open A A 1R A A A A 1R 2R 3R 1R 1R A A 3–6
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 2–3 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–4 1–3 2–3 2–4 4–4 0–0 0–0 12–23

NotesEdit

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

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