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Elitsa Kostova (Bulgarian: Елица Костова) (born 10 April 1990) is a professional Bulgarian tennis player. 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 Bulgaria Fed Cup team is 16–18.

Elitsa Kostova
Elitsa Kostova 1, 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying - Diliff.jpg
Country (sports) Bulgaria
ResidenceKardzhali
Born (1990-04-10) 10 April 1990 (age 29)
Haskovo
Turned pro2006
PlaysRight-handed (double-handed backhand)
Prize money$503,957
Singles
Career record416–353
Career titles6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 130 (12 September 2016)
Current rankingNo. 227 (26 August 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2012)
French OpenQ2 (2017)
WimbledonQ2 (2015, 2017)
US OpenQ3 (2016)
Doubles
Career record163–178
Career titles6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 154 (26 October 2015)
Current rankingNo. 257 (26 August 2019)
Team competitions
Fed Cup16–18
Last updated on: 2 September 2019.

Contents

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.[1] Kostova won her first match in a WTA 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, winning the final Europe Tennis Center Ladies Open in Budapest against fellow Bulgarian Fed Cup teammate Viktoriya Tomova.

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles (6–19)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000/60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 20 April 2008 Antalya, Turkey Clay   Michelle Gerards 2–6, 6–2, 6–7(3)
Winner 1. 22 June 2008 Alcobaça, Portugal Hard   Amanda Carreras 3–6, 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 7 December 2008 Vinaròs, Spain Clay   Conny Perrin 4–6, 2–6
Winner 2. 15 November 2009 Le Havre, France Clay (i)   Sina Haas 6–0, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 21 February 2010 Albufeira, Portugal Hard   Evelyn Mayr 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 4 July 2010 Mont-de-Marsan, France Clay   Petra Cetkovská 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 5. 25 July 2010 Les Contamines, France Hard   Andrea Hlaváčková 5–7, 6–0, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 21 November 2010 Wellington, New Zealand Hard   Erika Sema 2–6, 6–3, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 3 December 2010 Bendigo, Australia Hard   Tímea Babos 6–3, 3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 8. 13 February 2011 Vale do Lobo, Portugal Hard   Alison van Uytvanck 4–6, 6–4, 2–6
Runner-up 9. 3 July 2011 Pozoblanco, Spain Hard   Eleni Daniilidou 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 10. 7 August 2011 Trnava, Slovakia Clay   Yvonne Meusburger 6–0, 2–6, 0–6
Runner-up 11. 14 August 2011 Koksijde, Belgium Clay   Kiki Bertens 2–6, 1–6
Winner 3. 9 October 2011 Dobrich, Bulgaria Clay   Elena Bogdan 7–6(6), 6–2
Runner-up 12. 13 November 2011 Benicarló, Spain Clay   Garbiñe Muguruza 6–7(3), 7–6(4), 3–6
Runner-up 13. 7 April 2013 Dijon, France Hard (i)   Kristina Barrois 3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 14. 3 November 2013 New Braunfels, United States Hard   Anna Tatishvili 4–6, 4–6
Winner 4. 22 June 2014 Montpellier, France Clay   Sofiya Kovalets 7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 15. 2 November 2014 Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Hard   Margarita Gasparyan 3–6, 0–6
Runner-up 16. 1 February 2015 Andrézieux-Bouthéon, France Hard (i)   Margarita Gasparyan 4–6, 4–6
Winner 5. 9 July 2016 Budapest, Hungary Clay   Viktoriya Tomova 6–0, 7–6(3)
Runner-up 17. 17 September 2017 Las Vegas, United States Hard   Sesil Karatantcheva 4–6, 6–4, 5–7
Runner-up 18. 18 March 2018 Pula, Italy Clay   Başak Eraydın 4–6, 1–6
Winner 6. 2 June 2019 Santa Margarida de Montbui, Spain Hard   Arina Rodionova 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 19. 16 June 2019 Přerov, Czech Republic Clay   Anhelina Kalinina 1–6, 6–4, 1–6

Doubles (6–14)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments (1–0)
$75,000 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)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 22 November 2009 Équeurdreville, France Hard (i)   Kinnie Laisné   Elixane Lechemia
  Constance Sibille
4–6, 3–6
Winner 1. 14 May 2011 Zagreb, Croatia Clay   Barbara Sobaszkiewicz   Ani Mijačika
  Ana Vrljić
1–6, 6–3, [12–10]
Winner 2. 10 June 2012 Zlín, Czech Republic Clay   Jasmina Tinjić   Verónica Cepede Royg
  Teliana Pereira
4–6, 6–1, [10–8]
Runner-up 2. 5 April 2013 Dijon, France Hard (i)   Marina Shamayko   Nicole Clerico
  Giulia Gatto-Monticone
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 24 May 2013 Casablanca, Morocco Clay   Sandra Zaniewska   Justine Ozga
  Anna Zaja
4–6, 2–6
Winner 3. 20 September 2013 Saint-Malo, France Clay   Florencia Molinero   Kathinka von Deichmann
  Nina Zander
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 13 December 2013 Madrid, Spain Hard   Evgeniya Rodina   Demi Schuurs
  Eva Wacanno
1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 5. 13 June 2014 Essen, Germany Clay   Ysaline Bonaventure   Kristina Barrois
  Tatjana Maria
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 6. 20 June 2014 Montpellier, France Clay   Hsu Chieh-yu   Inés Ferrer Suárez
  Sara Sorribes Tormo
6–2, 3–6, [10–12]
Runner-up 7. 19 December 2014 Ankara, Turkey Hard (i)   Oleksandra Korashvili   Ekaterine Gorgodze
  Nastja Kolar
4–6, 6–7(5)
Runner-up 8. 11 September 2015 Sofia, Bulgaria Clay   Kateřina Kramperová   Sofia Shapatava
  Anastasiya Vasylyeva
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 9. 18 September 2015 Dobrich, Bulgaria Clay   Kateřina Kramperová   Sofia Shapatava
  Anastasiya Vasylyeva
2–6, 0–6
Runner-up 10. 18 October 2015 Rock Hill, United States Hard   Florencia Molinero   Ema Burgić Bucko
  Renata Zarazúa
5–7, 2–6
Winner 4. 16 July 2017 Contrexéville, France Clay   Anastasiya Komardina   Manon Arcangioli
  Sara Cakarevic
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 11. 11 August 2017 Chiswick, Great Britain Hard   Katy Dunne   Laura-Ioana Andrei
  Julia Wachaczyk
5–7, 5–7
Runner-up 12. 26 August 2017 Artvin, Turkey Hard   Yana Sizikova   Gabriela Ce
  Ankita Raina
2–6, 3–6
Winner 5. 14 October 2017 Óbidos, Portugal Carpet   Yana Sizikova   Georgia Brescia
  Alice Matteucci
w/o
Runner-up 13. 3 November 2018 Toronto, Canada Hard (i)   Maja Chwalińska   Sharon Fichman
  Maria Sanchez
0–6, 4–6
Winner 6. 9 February 2019 Trnava, Slovakia Hard (i)   Elena Bogdan   Michaela Honcová
  Ganna Poznikhirenko
7–5, 7–6(5)
Runner-up 14. 31 May 2019 Santa Margarida de Montbui, Spain Hard   Samantha Murray   Sofia Shapatava
  Emily Webley-Smith
4–6, 5–7

Grand Slam singles performance timelineEdit

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

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. ^ "Elitsa Kostova's Biography". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 2010-11-11.

External linksEdit