Stefani Stoeva (Bulgarian: Стефани Стоева; born 23 September 1995) is a Bulgarian badminton player specializing in doubles. Her current partner is her older sister, Gabriela Stoeva. The sisters have won some titles, including gold medals in the 2015 European Games and 2018 European Championships. Stefani Stoeva has also won some individual titles in women's singles competition.
|Birth name||Stefani Stoeva|
|Born||23 September 1995|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Highest ranking||8 (8 November 2018)|
|Current ranking||14 (25 February 2020)|
Stoeva started playing badminton at age 9 at the Haskovo School Club in 2007. She won gold medals at the U17 European Championships in the girls' singles and doubles. At the 2014 Scottish Open Grand Prix, she won in the women's doubles event, partnered with Gabriela Stoeva. They beat Heather Olver and Lauren Smith of England in the finals round with the score 21-7, 21-15.
In 2015, she won the Dutch Open in women's doubles against the top seeds, World No.7 Eefje Muskens and Selena Piek of Nederlands with the score 24–22, 21–15 in the final. She won the Russian Open against Johanna Goliszewski and Carla Nelte of German 21–15, 21–17. She competed in the European Games, and won gold in the women's doubles alongside her sister.
In 2017, she became the women's doubles runner-up at the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold. They lost to China pair Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan with the score 16–21, 15–21. The sisters also won the silver medal at the European Championships.
|2015||Baku Sports Hall,
|Gabriela Stoeva|| Ekaterina Bolotova
|2018||Palacio de Deportes de Huelva,
|Gabriela Stoeva|| Émilie Lefel
|Gabriela Stoeva|| Kamilla Rytter Juhl
|11–21, 21–15, 11–21||Silver|
European Junior ChampionshipsEdit
|2013||ASKI Sport Hall, Ankara, Turkey||Line Kjærsfeldt||21–13, 23–25, 21–19||Gold|
|2013||ASKI Sport Hall,
|Gabriela Stoeva|| Julie Finne-Ipsen
Rikke Soby Hansen
BWF World Tour (5 titles, 3 runners-up)Edit
The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018, is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour are divided into six levels, namely World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.
|2020||Spain Masters||Super 300||Gabriela Stoeva|| Greysia Polii
|21–18, 20–22, 17–21||Runner-up|
|2019||Dutch Open||Super 100||Gabriela Stoeva|| Rin Iwanaga
|2018||Scottish Open||Super 100||Gabriela Stoeva|| Émilie Lefel
|2018||SaarLorLux Open||Super 100||Gabriela Stoeva|| Ni Ketut Mahadewi Istirani
Rizki Amelia Pradipta
|22–20, 15–21, 21–19||Winner|
|2018||French Open||Super 750||Gabriela Stoeva|| Mayu Matsumoto
|2018||Dutch Open||Super 100||Gabriela Stoeva|| Selena Piek
|2018||Orleans Masters||Super 100||Gabriela Stoeva|| Delphine Delrue
|2018||Swiss Open||Super 300||Gabriela Stoeva|| Ayako Sakuramoto
|21–19, 15–21, 18–21||Runner-up|
BWF Grand Prix (3 titles, 3 runners-up)Edit
|2017||Swiss Open||Gabriela Stoeva|| Chen Qingchen
|2016||Dutch Open||Gabriela Stoeva|| Setyana Mapasa
|21-17, 17-21, 16-21||Runner-up|
|2015||Dutch Open||Gabriela Stoeva|| Eefje Muskens
|2015||Russian Open||Gabriela Stoeva|| Johanna Goliszewski
|2014||Scottish Open||Gabriela Stoeva|| Heather Olver
|2014||Brasil Open||Gabriela Stoeva|| Johanna Goliszewski
|5-11, 7-11, 11-4, 10-11||Runner-up|
BWF International Challenge/Series (26 titles, 9 runners-up)Edit
|2014||White Nights||Petya Nedelcheva||14–21, 17–21||Runner-up|
|2014||Slovenian International||Soraya de Visch Eijbergen||21–18, 21–14||Winner|
|2013||Turkey International||Neslihan Yigit||14–21, 21–16, 21–19||Winner|
|2013||Bulgarian Eurasia Open||Linda Zetchiri||21–16, 21–18||Winner|
|2013||Indonesia International||Dinar Dyah Ayustine||21–13, 15–21, 12–21||Runner-up|
|2012||Bulgarian International||Petya Nedelcheva||9–21, 18–21||Runner-up|
|2012||Bulgarian Hebar Open||Alesia Zaitsava||17–21, 21–18, 10–21||Runner-up|
|2011||Hungarian International||Camilla Sorensen||23–21 21–14||Winner|
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