Elitsa Kostova

Elitsa Kostova (Bulgarian: Елица Костова) (born 10 April 1990) is a professional Bulgarian tennis player.

Elitsa Kostova
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Country (sports) Bulgaria
ResidenceKardzhali, Bulgaria
Born (1990-04-10) 10 April 1990 (age 30)
Haskovo, Bulgaria
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Turned pro2006
PlaysRight-handed
(two-handed backhand)
CoachRadu Popescu
Prize moneyUS$ 557,207
Singles
Career record431–372 (53.7%)
Career titles6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 130 (12 September 2016)
Current rankingNo. 212 (21 September 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2012)
French OpenQ2 (2017, 2020)
WimbledonQ2 (2015, 2017)
US OpenQ3 (2016)
Doubles
Career record166–182 (47.7%)
Career titles6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 154 (26 October 2015)
Current rankingNo. 525 (21 September 2020)
Team competitions
Fed Cup16–18
Last updated on: 24 September 2020.

On 12 September 2016, she reached her highest WTA singles ranking of world No. 130 whilst her best doubles ranking is No. 154, achieved on 26 October 2015. Her win-loss record for the Bulgaria Fed Cup team is 16–18.

CareerEdit

At a $25k tournament in Wellington, New Zealand, held in November 2010, Kostova, ranked 254 in the world, achieved her greatest victory in her career. She defeated world No. 42, Jarmila Groth, in the semifinals, in two sets. In the final, she lost to world No. 241, Erika Sema, in three sets.[2] Kostova won her first match in a WTA Tour main-draw by beating Alizé Lim at the 2014 Bucharest Open, after coming through the qualifying competition. At the 2015 Rio Open, she reached her first WTA semifinal in doubles along with Hsu Chieh-yu and they lost to defending champions, Irina-Camelia Begu and María Irigoyen, in straight sets.

In July 2016 came her biggest win so far, when she was winning the final of the Europe Tennis Center Ladies Open in Budapest against fellow Bulgarian Fed Cup teammate Viktoriya Tomova.

Grand Slam performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

SinglesEdit

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 W–L
Australian Open A Q2 A A Q1 A Q1 Q2 Q1 Q1 0–0
French Open Q1 Q1 A A Q1 Q1 Q2 Q1 A 0–0
Wimbledon Q1 Q1 A A Q2 Q1 Q2 Q1 A NH 0–0
US Open Q2 Q2 A Q1 Q1 Q3 A Q1 Q1 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Career statistics
Year-end ranking 148 224 264 219 252 132 205 214

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 25 (6 titles, 19 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Apr 2008 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Clay   Michelle Gerards 2–6, 6–2, 6–7(3)
Win 1–1 Jun 2008 ITF Alcobaça, Portugal 10,000 Hard   Amanda Carreras 3–6, 6–2, 6–2
Loss 1–2 Dec 2008 ITF Vinaròs, Spain 10,000 Clay   Conny Perrin 4–6, 2–6
Win 2–2 Nov 2009 ITF Le Havre, France 10,000 Clay (i)   Sina Haas 6–0, 6–4
Loss 2–3 Feb 2010 ITF Albufeira, Portugal 10,000 Hard   Evelyn Mayr 4–6, 4–6
Loss 2–4 Jul 2010 ITF Mont-de-Marsan, France 25,000 Clay   Petra Cetkovská 2–6, 2–6
Loss 2–5 Jul 2010 ITF Les Contamines, France 25,000 Hard   Andrea Hlaváčková 5–7, 6–0, 4–6
Loss 2–6 Nov 2010 ITF Wellington, New Zealand 25,000 Hard   Erika Sema 2–6, 6–3, 4–6
Loss 2–7 Dec 2010 Bendigo International, Australia 25,000 Hard   Tímea Babos 6–3, 3–6, 5–7
Loss 2–8 Feb 2011 ITF Vale do Lobo, Portugal 10,000 Hard   Alison van Uytvanck 4–6, 6–4, 2–6
Loss 2–9 Jul 2011 Open de Pozoblanco, Spain 50,000 Hard   Eleni Daniilidou 3–6, 2–6
Loss 2–10 Aug 2011 Slovak Open, Slovakia 50,000 Clay   Yvonne Meusburger 6–0, 2–6, 0–6
Loss 2–11 Aug 2011 ITF Koksijde, Belgium 25,000 Clay   Kiki Bertens 2–6, 1–6
Win 3–11 Oct 2011 ITF Dobrich, Bulgaria 25,000 Clay   Elena Bogdan 7–6(6), 6–2
Loss 3–12 Nov 2011 ITF Benicarló, Spain 25,000 Clay   Garbiñe Muguruza 6–7(3), 7–6(4), 3–6
Loss 3–13 Apr 2013 ITF Dijon, France 15,000 Hard (i)   Kristina Barrois 3–6, 5–7
Loss 3–14 Nov 2013 John Newcombe Pro Challenge, United States 50,000 Hard   Anna Tatishvili 4–6, 4–6
Win 4–14 Jun 2014 Montpellier Open, France 25,000 Clay   Sofiya Kovalets 7–5, 6–1
Loss 4–15 Nov 2014 ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt 25,000 Hard   Margarita Gasparyan 3–6, 0–6
Loss 4–16 Feb 2015 Open Andrézieux-Bouthéon 42, France 25,000 Hard (i)   Margarita Gasparyan 4–6, 4–6
Win 5–16 Jul 2016 Budapest Open, Hungary 100,000 Clay   Viktoriya Tomova 6–0, 7–6(3)
Loss 5–17 Sep 2017 Henderson Open, United States 60,000 Hard   Sesil Karatantcheva 4–6, 6–4, 5–7
Loss 5–18 Mar 2018 ITF Pula, Italy 25,000 Clay   Başak Eraydın 4–6, 1–6
Win 6–18 Jun 2019 ITF Santa Margarida de Montbui, Spain 25,000 Hard   Arina Rodionova 7–5, 6–3
Loss 6–19 Jun 2019 ITF Přerov, Czech Republic 25,000 Clay   Anhelina Kalinina 1–6, 6–4, 1–6

Doubles 20 (6 titles, 14 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments (1–0)
$80,000 tournaments (0–0)
$50,000/60,000 tournaments (0–3)
$25,000 tournaments (5–9)
$15,000 tournaments (0–1)
$10,000 tournaments (0–1)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Nov 2009 ITF Équeurdreville, France 10,000 Hard (i)   Kinnie Laisné   Elixane Lechemia
  Constance Sibille
4–6, 3–6
Win 1–1 May 2011 ITF Zagreb, Croatia 25,000 Clay   Barbara Sobaszkiewicz   Ani Mijačika
  Ana Vrljić
1–6, 6–3, [12–10]
Win 2–1 Jun 2012 ITF Zlín, Czech Republic 25,000 Clay   Jasmina Tinjić   Verónica Cepede Royg
  Teliana Pereira
4–6, 6–1, [10–8]
Loss 2–2 Apr 2013 ITF Dijon, France 15,000 Hard (i)   Marina Shamayko   Nicole Clerico
  Giulia Gatto-Monticone
4–6, 2–6
Loss 2–3 May 2013 ITF Casablanca, Morocco 25,000 Clay   Sandra Zaniewska   Justine Ozga
  Anna Zaja
4–6, 2–6
Win 3–3 Sep 2013 ITF Saint-Malo, France 25,000 Clay   Florencia Molinero   Kathinka von Deichmann
  Nina Zander
6–2, 6–4
Loss 3–4 Dec 2013 ITF Madrid, Spain 25,000 Hard   Evgeniya Rodina   Demi Schuurs
  Eva Wacanno
1–6, 2–6
Loss 3–5 Jun 2014 ITF Essen, Germany 25,000 Clay   Ysaline Bonaventure   Kristina Barrois
  Tatjana Maria
2–6, 2–6
Loss 3–6 Jun 2014 ITF Montpellier, France 25,000 Clay   Hsu Chieh-yu   Inés Ferrer Suárez
  Sara Sorribes Tormo
6–2, 3–6, [10–12]
Loss 3–7 Dec 2014]] Ankara Cup, Turkey 50,000 Hard (i)   Oleksandra Korashvili   Ekaterine Gorgodze
  Nastja Kolar
4–6, 6–7(5)
Loss 3–8 Sep 2015 ITF Sofia, Bulgaria 25,000 Clay   Kateřina Kramperová   Sofia Shapatava
  Anastasiya Vasylyeva
2–6, 2–6
Loss 3–9 Sep 2015 ITF Dobrich, Bulgaria 25,000 Clay   Kateřina Kramperová   Sofia Shapatava
  Anastasiya Vasylyeva
2–6, 0–6
Loss 3–10 Oct 2015 ITF Rock Hill, United States 25,000 Hard   Florencia Molinero   Ema Burgić Bucko
  Renata Zarazúa
5–7, 2–6
Win 4–10 Jul 2017 Grand Est Open 88, France 100,000 Clay   Anastasiya Komardina   Manon Arcangioli
  Sara Cakarevic
6–3, 6–4
Loss 4–11 Aug 2017 ITF Chiswick, Great Britain 25,000 Hard   Katy Dunne   Laura-Ioana Andrei
  Julia Wachaczyk
5–7, 5–7
Loss 4–12 Aug 2017 Mençuna Cup, Turkey 60,000 Hard   Yana Sizikova   Gabriela Ce
  Ankita Raina
2–6, 3–6
Win 5–12 Oct 2017 ITF Óbidos, Portugal 25,000 Carpet   Yana Sizikova   Georgia Brescia
  Alice Matteucci
w/o
Loss 5–13 Nov 2018 Tevlin Challenger, Canada 60,000 Hard (i)   Maja Chwalińska   Sharon Fichman
  Maria Sanchez
0–6, 4–6
Win 6–13 Feb 2019 ITF Trnava, Slovakia 25,000 Hard (i)   Elena Bogdan   Michaela Honcová
  Ganna Poznikhirenko
7–5, 7–6(5)
Loss 6–14 May 2019 ITF Santa Margarida de Montbui, Spain 25,000 Hard   Samantha Murray   Sofia Shapatava
  Emily Webley-Smith
4–6, 5–7

Fed CupEdit

Elitsa Kostova debuted for the Bulgaria Fed Cup team in 2008. Since then, she has a 10–12 singles and a 6–6 doubles record (16–18 overall).

Singles (8–9)Edit

Edition Round Date Against Surface Opponent W/L Result
2008 Europe/Africa Group I PO 2 February 2008   Hungary Carpet (i)   Gréta Arn L 2–6, 1–6
2009 Europe/Africa Group I RR 4 February 2009   Estonia Hard (i)   Maret Ani L 2–6, 2–6
6 February 2009   Croatia   Petra Martić L 2–6, 1–6
RPO 7 February 2009   Bosnia and Herzegovina   Sandra Martinović L 4–6, 6–0, 2–6
2010 Europe/Africa Group I RR 5 February 2010   Slovenia Hard (i)   Maša Zec-Peškirič W 7–5, 6–1
2011 Europe/Africa Group I RR 2 February 2011   Poland Hard   Maret Ani W 6–4, 4–6, 7–6(7–5)
4 February 2011   Israel   Julia Glushko L 0–6, 2–6
RPO 4 February 2011   Latvia   Līga Dekmeijere W 6–3, 6–3
2012 Europe/Africa Group I RR 1 February 2012   Estonia Hard   Margit Rüütel W 6–2, 6–1
3 February 2012   Austria   Patricia Mayr L 3–6, 3–6
2013 Europe/Africa Group I RR 8 February 2013   Luxembourg Hard   Laura Correia W 6–1, 6–3
2014 Europe/Africa Group I RR 4 February 2014   Portugal Hard (i)   Michelle Larcher de Brito L 6–4, 2–6, 6–7(3–7)
6 February 2014   Turkey   Çağla Büyükakçay L 6–7(3–7), 1–6
RPO 9 February 2014   Luxembourg   Anne Kremer W 6–3, 6–7(7–9), 7–6(9–7)
2015 Europe/Africa Group I RR 4 February 2015   Portugal Hard (i)   Maria João Koehler W 6–2, 6–1
5 February 2015   Belarus   Olga Govortsova L 2–6, 3–6
6 February 2015   Georgia   Sofia Shapatava W 6–3, 7–6(7–4)

Doubles (4–5)Edit

Edition Round Date Partner Against Surface Opponents W/L Result
2009 Europe/Africa Group I RR 4 February 2009   Tsvetana Pironkova   Estonia Hard (i)   Maret Ani
  Kaia Kanepi
L 1–6, 6–4, 2–6
6 February 2009   Tsvetana Pironkova   Croatia   Jelena Kostanić Tošić
  Petra Martić
L 6–7(3–7), 1–6
RPO 7 February 2009   Tsvetana Pironkova   Bosnia and Herzegovina   Mervana Jugić-Salkić
  Sandra Martinović
L 4–6, 6–3, 3–6
2010 Europe/Africa Group I RR 5 February 2010   Biljana Pawlowa   Slovenia Hard (i)   Andreja Klepač
  Maša Zec-Peškirič
W 6–1, 6–2
2013 Europe/Africa Group I RR 7 February 2013   Isabella Shinikova   Netherlands Hard   Arantxa Rus
  Bibiane Schoofs
W 6–2, 7–6(7–5)
9 February 2013   Isabella Shinikova   Slovenia   Andreja Klepač
  Tina Rupert
W 6–2, 6–3
2014 Europe/Africa Group I RR 6 February 2014   Isabella Shinikova   Turkey Hard (i)   Çağla Büyükakçay
  Pemra Özgen
L 7–5, 1–6, 5–7
7 February 2014   Viktoriya Tomova   Belarus   Ilona Kremen
  Aliaksandra Sasnovich
W 4–6, 6–3, 7–5
2015 Europe/Africa Group I RR 6 February 2015   Dia Evtimova   Georgia Hard (i)   Sofia Shapatava
  Oksana Kalashnikova
L 3–6, 2–6
  • RR = Round Robin
  • RPO = Relegation Play-off

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Профил на Елица Костова" (in Bulgarian). tennis.bg. Retrieved 30 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Elitsa Kostova's Biography". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 2010-11-11.

External linksEdit