Isabella Shinikova

Isabella Shinikova (Bulgarian: Изабелла Шиникова) (born 25 October 1991) is a Bulgarian tennis player.

Isabella Shinikova
Изабелла Шиникова
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Isabella Shinikova at Wimbledon, 2016
Country (sports) Bulgaria
ResidenceSofia
Born (1991-10-25) 25 October 1991 (age 28)
Sofia
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro2009
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$257,109
Singles
Career record428–259 (62.3%)
Career titles0 WTA, 21 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 133 (20 February 2017)
Current rankingNo. 203 (17 June 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2020)
French OpenQ1 (2017)
WimbledonQ2 (2019)
US OpenQ3 (2019)
Doubles
Career record286–218 (56.7%)
Career titles28 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 159 (20 May 2019)
Current rankingNo. 171 (17 June 2019)
Team competitions
Fed Cup11–14
Last updated on: 17 June 2019.

On 20 February 2017, she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 133. On 14 January 2019, she peaked at No. 213 in the doubles rankings.

She has also played for the Bulgarian Fed Cup team, with a current 11–14 record.

Early life and junior careerEdit

Shinikova started playing tennis at the age seven. She played on the ITF Junior Circuit in 2006 and won two singles titles and one doubles title.[1]

Professional careerEdit

In 2009 Shinikova made her pro debut at an $25,000 event. Since then she is playing on the ITF Women's Circuit, and in 2015 she topped the 2015 leaderboard winning eight titles through the year.[2]

2016Edit

In April Shinikova made her debut at main draw of WTA tournament at Katowice Open, losing to Alizé Cornet 2–6, 7–6, 3–6 in the first round. Then she failed to qualify for the main draws of Stuttgart Open, Ricoh Open and Aegon Classic Birmingham. In July, Shinikova qualified for the main draw at the BRD Bucharest Open losing to Simona Halep in the second round. Shinikova made her debut at US Open qualifying draw, seeded 31st, losing to Laura Robson in the second round.

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 41 (22 titles, 19 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2010 ITF Dobrich, Bulgaria $10,000 Clay   Danka Kovinić 4–6, 3–6
Loss 0–2 Apr 2011 ITF Antalya, Turkey $10,000 Clay   Ekaterine Gorgodze 1–6, 3–6
Loss 0–3 Apr 2011 ITF Antalya, Turkey $10,000 Hard   Quirine Lemoine 4–6, 2–6
Loss 0–4 Jun 2011 ITF Madrid, Spain $10,000 Clay   Lisa Sabino 5–7, 3–6
Win 1–4 Mar 2012 ITF Amiens, France $10,000 Clay (i)   Ysaline Bonaventure 6–3, 0–6, 6–3
Loss 1–5 Mar 2012 ITF La Marsa, Tunisia $25,000 Clay   Elina Svitolina 6–7(4), 6–7(5)
Loss 1–6 Dec 2012 ITF Antalya, Turkey $10,000 Clay   Irina Ramialison 1–6, 6–2, 0–6
Win 2–6 Dec 2012 ITF Istanbul, Turkey $10,000 Hard (i)   İpek Soylu 6–4, 6–2
Loss 2–7 Jun 2013 ITF Adana, Turkey $10,000 Hard   Zuzana Zlochová 5–7, 0–6
Loss 2–8 Jun 2013 ITF Breda, Netherlands $10,000 Clay   Bernarda Pera 4–6, 6–4, 0–6
Loss 2–9 Mar 2014 ITF Bron, France $10,000 Hard (i)   Ema Mikulčić 0–6, 5–7
Win 3–9 May 2014 ITF Caserta, Italy $10,000 Clay   Marianna Zakarlyuk 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Win 4–9 Jan 2015 ITF El Kantaoui, Tunisia $10,000 Hard   Sandra Samir 6–2, 3–6, 6–3
Win 5–9 Feb 2015 ITF El Kantaoui, Tunisia $10,000 Hard   Marie Benoît 6–2, 5–7, 6–1
Loss 5–10 Mar 2015 ITF El Kantaoui, Tunisia $10,000 Hard   Myrtille Georges 4–6, 0–6
Win 6–10 Jul 2015 ITF Bursa, Turkey $10,000 Clay   Julieta Lara Estable 6–3, 6–4
Win 7–10 Sep 2015 ITF Varna, Bulgaria $10,000 Clay   Irina Bara 7–6(2), 6–4
Win 8–10 Oct 2015 ITF Sozopol, Bulgaria $10,000 Hard   Margot Yerolymos 6–3, 3–0 ret.
Win 9–10 Nov 2015 ITF El Kantaoui, Tunisia $10,000 Hard   Chiraz Bechri 6–1, 6–2
Win 10–10 Dec 2015 ITF El Kantaoui, Tunisia $10,000 Hard   Yana Sizikova 6–3, 6–2
Win 11–10 Dec 2015 ITF El Kantaoui, Tunisia $10,000 Hard   Marta Paigina 7–5, 6–1
Loss 11–11 Dec 2015 ITF El Kantaoui, Tunisia $10,000 Hard   Marta Paigina 2–6, 3–6
Win 12–11 Feb 2016 ITF Beinasco, Italy $25,000 Clay   Jessica Pieri 1–6, 6–2, 6–2
Win 13–11 Mar 2016 ITF Hammamet, Tunisia $10,000 Clay   Julia Grabher 6–4, 6–4
Win 14–11 Mar 2016 ITF Hammamet, Tunisia $10,000 Clay   Irina Bara 6–1, 4–6, 7–6(2)
Win 15–11 May 2016 ITF Chiasso, Switzerland $25,000 Clay   Amanda Carreras 6–3, 7–6(1)
Win 16–11 May 2016 ITF Caserta, Italy $25,000 Clay   Dalila Jakupović 6–2, 4–6, 6–2
Win 17–11 Jul 2016 ITF Toruń, Poland $25,000 Clay   Tadeja Majerič 7–5, 4–6, 6–2
Loss 17–12 Sep 2016 ITF Dobrich, Bulgaria $25,000 Clay   Kathinka von Deichmann 0–6, 3–6
Win 18–12 Nov 2016 ITF Stockholm, Sweden $10,000 Hard (i)   Kristína Schmiedlová 6–4, 6–2
Loss 18–13 Oct 2017 ITF Hammamet, Tunisia $15,000 Clay   Marie Témin 4–6, 0–6
Win 19–13 Oct 2017 ITF Hammamet, Tunisia $15,000 Clay   Satsuki Takamura 6–1, 6–2
Loss 19–14 Oct 2017 ITF Hammamet, Tunisia $15,000 Clay   Fatma Al-Nabhani 3–6, 1–6
Loss 19–15 Mar 2018 ITF Palma Nova, Spain $15,000 Clay   Ylena In-Albon 1–6, 5–7
Loss 19–16 Mar 2018 ITF Hammamet, Tunisia $15,000 Clay   Lea Bošković 7–6(7), 3–6, 4–6
Loss 19–17 Mar 2018 ITF Hammamet, Tunisia $15,000 Clay   Montserrat González 6–7(4), 2–6
Win 20–17 Apr 2018 ITF Hammamet, Tunisia $15,000 Clay   Yvonne Cavalle-Reimers 6–3, 7–5
Loss 20–18 Jun 2018 ITF Klosters, Switzerland $25,000 Clay   Miriam Kolodziejová 7–5, 4–6, 1–6
Loss 20–19 Jul 2018 ITF Båstad, Sweden $25,000 Clay   Allie Kiick 2–6, 1–6
Win 21–19 Feb 2019 ITF Trnava, Slovakia W25 Hard (i)   Denisa Allertová 6–1, 6–3
Win 22–19 Sep 2019 ITF Caldas da Rainha, Portugal W60 Hard   Natalija Kostić 6–3, 2–0 ret.

Doubles: 56 (29 titles, 27 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 2010 ITF Prokuplje, Serbia $10,000 Clay   Jelena Durišič   Camelia Hristea
  Ionela-Andreea Iova
5–7, 4–6
Win 1–1 Aug 2010 ITF Istanbul, Turkey $10,000 Hard   Başak Eraydın   Fatma Al-Nabhani
  Magali de Lattre
3–6, 6–3, [10–4]
Win 2–1 Jan 2011 ITF Glasgow, Great Britain $10,000 Hard (i)   Ulrikke Eikeri   Teodora Mirčić
  Jasmina Tinjić
6–4, 6–4
Loss 2–2 Mar 2011 ITF Antalya, Turkey $10,000 Clay   Martina Gledacheva   Ilona Kremen
  Demi Schuurs
6–3, 6–7(3), [8–10]
Loss 2–3 Jun 2011 ITF Madrid, Spain $10,000 Hard   Julia Stamatova   Rocío de la Torre-Sánchez
  Olga Sáez Larra
4–6, 6–4, [8–10]
Loss 2–4 Jun 2011 ITF Alkmaar, Netherlands $10,000 Clay   Kimberley Cassar   Olga Brózda
  Natalia Kołat
7–6(6), 2–6, [2–10]
Loss 2–5 Jul 2011 ITF Prokuplje, Serbia $10,000 Clay   Julia Stamatova   Polona Reberšak
  Zsófia Susányi
4–6, 6–7(2)
Win 3–5 Aug 2011 ITF Istanbul, Turkey $10,000 Hard   Irina Ramialison   Khristina Kazimova
  Christina Shakovets
3–6, 6–1, [10–8]
Loss 3–6 Aug 2011 ITF Istanbul, Turkey $10,000 Hard   Sofia Kvatsabaia   Magali de Lattre
  Lisa Whybourn
3–6, 6–2, [10–12]
Loss 3–7 Mar 2012 ITF Bron, France $10,000 Hard (i)   Justine Ozga   Diāna Marcinkēviča
  Despina Papamichail
5–7, 5–7
Win 4–7 Mar 2012 ITF La Marsa, Tunisia $25,000 Clay   Ulrikke Eikeri   Mervana Jugić-Salkić
  Sandra Klemenschits
6–3, 6–4
Win 5–7 Apr 2012 ITF Vic, Spain $10,000 Clay   Eugeniya Pashkova   Amanda Carreras
  Ximena Hermoso
6–1, 6–2
Loss 5–8 Jun 2012 ITF Lenzerheide, Switzerland $25,000 Clay   Ksenia Lykina   Aleksandra Krunić
  Ana Vrljić
2–6, 4–6
Win 6–8 Jul 2012 ITF Breda, Italy $10,000 Clay   Ysaline Bonaventure   Carolin Daniels
  Xenia Knoll
6–4, 7–6(5)
Loss 6–9 Jul 2012 ITF Denain, France $25,000 Clay   Michaela Hončová   Myrtille Georges
  Céline Ghesquière
4–6, 2–6
Loss 6–10 Feb 2013 ITF Antalya, Turkey $10,000 Clay   Eva Fernández-Brugués   Han Na-lae
  Lee Jin-a
3–6, 3–6
Win 7–10 Mar 2013 ITF Amiens, France $10,000 Clay (i)   Lena-Marie Hofmann   Bernice van de Velde
  Kelly Versteeg
7–6(5), 6–1
Win 8–10 Mar 2013 ITF Le Havre, France $10,000 Clay (i)   Estelle Cascino   Dejana Raickovic
  Laura Schaeder
0–6, 7–5, [10–5]
Win 9–10 Aug 2013 ITF Braunschweig, Germany $15,000 Clay   Clothilde de Bernardi   Tereza Maliková
  Tereza Smitková
3–6, 6–1, [10–8]
Loss 9–11 Sep 2013 ITF Dobrich, Bulgaria $25,000 Clay   Dalia Zafirova   Xenia Knoll
  Teodora Mirčić
5–7, 6–7(5)
Win 10–11 Feb 2014 ITF Bron, France $10,000 Hard (i)   Alyona Sotnikova   Anna Klasen
  Katharina Lehnert
5–7, 7–6(5), [10–5]
Win 11–11 Mar 2014 ITF Amiens, France $10,000 Clay (i)   Alyona Sotnikova   Angelica Moratelli
  Anna Remondina
6–1, 6–4
Win 12–11 Mar 2014 ITF Le Havre, France $10,000 Clay (i)   Alyona Sotnikova   Bernice van de Velde
  Kelly Versteeg
6–4, 6–3
Win 13–11 Apr 2014 ITF Dijon, France $15,000 Hard (i)   Réka Luca Jani   Martina Borecká
  Michaëlla Krajicek
6–3, 7–5
Loss 13–12 Aug 2014 ITF Innsbruck, Austria $10,000 Clay   Julia Stamatova   Zuzanna Maciejewska
  Camilla Rosatello
2–6, 2–6
Loss 13–13 Aug 2014 ITF Braunschweig, Germany $15,000 Clay   Polina Leykina   Conny Perrin
  Chanel Simmonds
3–6, 0–6
Win 14–13 Sep 2014 ITF Belgrade, Serbia $10,000 Clay   Natalija Kostić   Nina Alibalić
  Nina Stojanović
6–1, 6–2
Loss 14–14 Sep 2014 ITF Dobrich, Bulgaria $25,000 Clay   Réka Luca Jani   Andreea Mitu
  Irina Bara
5–7, 6–7(5)
Win 15–14 Sep 2014 ITF Varna, Bulgaria $10,000 Clay   Julia Terziyska   Diana Buzean
  Raluca Elena Platon
7–5, 6–1
Loss 15–15 Oct 2014 ITF Albena, Bulgaria $10,000 Clay   Julia Helbet   Lenka Kunčíková
  Karolína Stuchlá
2–6, 4–6
Win 16–15 Jan 2015 ITF El Kantaoui, Tunisia $10,000 Hard   Estelle Cascino   Kristýna Hrabalová
  Vendula Žovincová
7–6(3), 6–0
Win 17–15 Jan 2015 ITF El Kantaoui, Tunisia $10,000 Hard   Chantal Škamlová   Silvia Njirić
  Olga Parres Azcoitia
6–2, 6–0
Win 18–15 Feb 2015 ITF Mâcon, France $10,000 Hard (i)   Eva Wacanno   Kinnie Laisné
  Marine Partaud
6–4, 3–6, [10–5]
Win 19–15 Mar 2015 ITF El Kantaoui, Tunisia $10,000 Hard   Myrtille Georges   Chanel Simmonds
  Magali Kempen
1–6, 6–4, [10–2]
Loss 19–16 Mar 2015 ITF El Kantaoui, Tunisia $10,000 Hard   Fatma Al-Nabhani   Carolin Daniels
  Justyna Jegiołka
5–7, 7–5, [5–10]
Win 20–16 Jul 2015 ITF Bursa, Turkey $10,000 Clay   Dia Evtimova   Ailen Crespo Azconzábal
  Ana Victoria Gobbi Monllau
6–2, 3–6, [10–7]
Win 21–16 Sep 2015 ITF Varna, Bulgaria $10,000 Clay   Irina Bara   Julieta Lara Estable
  Ana Victoria Gobbi Monllau
7–5, 4–6, [10–4]
Win 22–16 Oct 2015 ITF Sozopol, Bulgaria $10,000 Hard   Julia Terziyska   Anna Klasen
  Charlotte Klasen
6–1, 6–2
Win 23–16 Dec 2015 ITF El Kantaoui, Tunisia $10,000 Hard   Karin Kennel   Darya Chernetsova
  Yana Sizikova
6–2, 6–3
Loss 23–17 Dec 2015 ITF El Kantaoui, Tunisia $10,000 Hard   Francesca Stephenson   Darya Chernetsova
  Alexandra Perper
4–6, 6–4, [7–10]
Win 24–17 Mar 2016 ITF El Kantaoui, Tunisia $10,000 Clay   Julia Grabher   Yuliya Kalabina
  Polina Monova
7–5, 6–0
Loss 24–18 Mar 2016 ITF El Kantaoui, Tunisia $10,000 Clay   Lina Gjorcheska   Julia Grabher
  Naomi Totka
7–5, 1–6, [11–13]
Win 25–18 Sep 2016 ITF Dobrich, Bulgaria $25,000 Clay   Lina Gjorcheska   Laura Schaeder
  Melanie Stokke
6–7(13), 6–2, [10–6]
Loss 25–19 Mar 2017 ITF Hammamet, Tunisia $15,000 Clay   Margarita Lazareva   Sandra Jamrichová
  Yulia Kulikova
5–7, 6–7(5)
Win 26–19 Mar 2017 ITF Hammamet, Tunisia $15,000 Clay   Chantal Škamlová   Margarita Lazareva
  Maria Marfutina
7–6(5), 4–6, [10–8]
Loss 26–20 Jul 2017 ITF Horb, Germany $25,000 Clay   Ágnes Bukta   Lesley Kerkhove
  Bibiane Schoofs
5–7, 3–6
Loss 26–21 Aug 2017 ITF Montreux, Switzerland $25,000 Clay   Michaela Hončová   Xenia Knoll
  Amra Sadiković
2–6, 5–7
Loss 26–22 Oct 2017 ITF Hammamet, Tunisia $15,000 Clay   Mariana Dražić   Lea Bošković
  Yasmine Mansouri
6–1, 4–6, [6–10]
Loss 26–23 Dec 2017 ITF Hammamet, Tunisia $15,000 Clay   Victoria Muntean   Claudia Giovine
  Giorgia Marchetti
3–6, 1–6
Loss 26–24 Mar 2018 ITF Hammamet, Tunisia $15,000 Clay   Camilla Scala   Montserrat González
  Laura Pigossi
2–6, 0–6
Win 27–24 Jul 2018 ITF Aschaffenburg, Germany $25,000 Clay   Polina Leykina   Chiara Scholl
  Emma Laine
7–6(4), 7–5
Loss 27–25 Jul 2018 ITF Baja, Hungary $25,000 Clay   Nicoleta Dascălu   Natalija Kostić
  Paula Ormaechea
w/o
Win 28–25 Sep 2018 ITF Clermont-Ferrand, France $25,000 Hard (i)   Leonie Küng   Manon Arcangioli
  Sherazad Reix
6–2, 7–5
Loss 28–26 Jun 2019 ITF Klosters, Switzerland W25 Clay   Leonie Küng   Lisa Sabino
  Gaia Sanesi
6–3, 1–6, [6–10]
Loss 28–27 Aug 2019 ITF Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Poland W25 Clay   Ulrikke Eikeri   Anna Hertel
  Anastasiya Shoshyna
7–6(6), 2–6, [4–10]
Win 29–27 Sep 2019 ITF Caldas da Rainha, Portugal W60 Hard   Jessika Ponchet   Anna Danilina
  Vivian Heisen
6–1, 6–3

Grand Slam singles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 W–L
Australian Open A Q1 A A Q2 0–0
French Open A Q1 A A 0–0
Wimbledon Q1 Q1 A Q2 0–0
US Open Q2 A A Q3 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0

Year-end rankingsEdit

Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Singles 719 350 349 343 410 330 152 353 275 163
Doubles 1029 620 378 293 309 274 331 383 376 220 250

Fed CupEdit

Shinikova debuted for the Bulgaria Fed Cup team in 2012. Since then, she has a 6–7 singles record and a 5–7 doubles record (11–14 overall).

Singles (3–2)Edit

Edition Round Date Against Surface Opponent W/L Result
2012 Europe/Africa Group I RPO 4 February 2012   Portugal Hard   Maria João Koehler L 3–6, 5–7
2014 Europe/Africa Group I RR 4 February 2014   Portugal Hard (i)   Maria João Koehler L 6–3, 1–6, 4–6
6 February 2014   Turkey   Pemra Özgen W 6–2, 3–6, 6–4
RPO 9 February 2014   Luxembourg   Claudine Schaul W 6–2, 6–3
2012 Europe/Africa Group I PO5 6 February 2016   Georgia Hard   Sofia Shapatava W 1–6, 7–6(1), 6–4

Doubles (4–5)Edit

Edition Round Date Partner Against Surface Opponents W/L Result
2013 Europe/Africa Group I RR 7 February 2013   Elitsa Kostova   Netherlands Hard   Arantxa Rus
  Bibiane Schoofs
W 6–2, 7–6(5)
8 February 2013   Dia Evtimova   Luxembourg   Laura Correia
  Tiffany Cornelius
W 6–2, 6–2
9 February 2013   Elitsa Kostova   Slovenia   Andreja Klepač
  Tina Rupert
W 6–2, 6–3
2014 Europe/Africa Group I RR 4 February 2014   Viktoriya Tomova   Portugal Hard (i)   Bárbara Luz
  Ines Murta
W 6–2, 7–5
6 February 2014   Elitsa Kostova   Turkey   Çağla Büyükakçay
  Pemra Özgen
L 7–5, 1–6, 5–7
2016 Europe/Africa Group I RR 3 February 2016   Dia Evtimova   Hungary Hard   Dalma Gálfi
  Fanny Stollár
L 3–6, 1–6
4 February 2016   Dia Evtimova   Latvia   Diāna Marcinkeviča
  Jeļena Ostapenko
L 6–4, 0–6, 5–7
5 February 2016   Dia Evtimova   Belgium   Marie Benoît
  An-Sophie Mestach
L 7–6(4), 2–6, 4–6
PO5 6 February 2014   Elitsa Kostova   Georgia   Oksana Kalashnikova
  Sofia Shapatava
L 2–6, 6–4, 4–6
  • RR = Round Robin
  • RPO = Relegation Play-off
  • PO5 = 5th-8th Play-off

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ITF junior profile". Retrieved 2016-03-19.
  2. ^ Nick Fishpool. "Spotlight On... Isabella Shinikova - December 2015". ITFtennis.com. Retrieved 2016-03-19.

External linksEdit