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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 a gold medal in the 2015 European Games.[2] Stefani Stoeva has also won some individual titles in women's singles competition.

Stefani Stoeva
Stefani Stoeva (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Birth nameStefani Stoeva
Country Bulgaria
Born (1995-09-23) 23 September 1995 (age 24)[1]
Galabovo, Bulgaria[1]
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Years active2009
HandednessRight
Women's doubles
Highest ranking8 (8 November 2018)
Current ranking10 (22 October 2019[1])
BWF profile

Career SummaryEdit

 
Stefani playing with her sister, Gabriela

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.[3] 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.[4]

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.[5] She won the Russian Open against Johanna Goliszewski and Carla Nelte of German 21–15, 21–17.[6] She competed in the European Games, and won gold in the women's doubles alongside her sister.[7]

In 2016, Stoeva competed at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, but did not advance to the knocked-out stage after placing third in the group D stage.[8]

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.[9] The sisters also won the silver medal at the European Championships.[10]

AchievementsEdit

European GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Baku Sports Hall,
Baku, Azerbaijan
  Gabriela Stoeva   Ekaterina Bolotova
  Evgeniya Kosetskaya
21–12, 23–21   Gold

European ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Palacio de Deportes de Huelva,
Huelva, Spain
  Gabriela Stoeva   Émilie Lefel
  Anne Tran
21–12, 21–10   Gold
2017 Sydbank Arena,
Kolding, Denmark
  Gabriela Stoeva   Kamilla Rytter Juhl
  Christinna Pedersen
11–21, 21–15, 11–21   Silver

European Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2013 ASKI Sport Hall, Ankara, Turkey   Line Kjærsfeldt 21–13, 23–25, 21–19   Gold

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 ASKI Sport Hall, Ankara, Turkey   Gabriela Stoeva   Julie Finne-Ipsen
  Rikke Soby Hansen
21–11, 21–18   Gold

BWF World TourEdit

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[11] 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.[12]

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Dutch Open Super 100   Gabriela Stoeva   Rin Iwanaga
  Kie Nakanishi
21–10, 22–20   Winner
2018 Scottish Open Super 100   Gabriela Stoeva   Émilie Lefel
  Anne Tran
21–16, 21–9   Winner
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
  Wakana Nagahara
14–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2018 Dutch Open Super 100   Gabriela Stoeva   Selena Piek
  Cheryl Seinen
21–17, 21–18   Winner
2018 Orleans Masters Super 100   Gabriela Stoeva   Delphine Delrue
  Léa Palermo
21–8, 21–14   Winner
2018 Swiss Open Super 300   Gabriela Stoeva   Ayako Sakuramoto
  Yukiko Takahata
21–19, 15–21, 18–21   Runner-up

BWF Grand PrixEdit

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels, the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Swiss Open   Gabriela Stoeva   Chen Qingchen
  Jia Yifan
16-21, 15-21   Runner-up
2016 Dutch Open   Gabriela Stoeva   Setyana Mapasa
  Gronya Somerville
21-17, 17-21, 16-21   Runner-up
2015 Dutch Open   Gabriela Stoeva   Eefje Muskens
  Selena Piek
24–22, 21–15   Winner
2015 Russian Open   Gabriela Stoeva   Johanna Goliszewski
  Carla Nelte
21–15, 21–17   Winner
2014 Scottish Open   Gabriela Stoeva   Heather Olver
  Lauren Smith
21–7, 21–15   Winner
2014 Brasil Open   Gabriela Stoeva   Johanna Goliszewski
  Carla Nelte
5-11, 7-11, 11-4, 10-11   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
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

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Belgian International   Gabriela Stoeva   Rachel Honderich
  Kristen Tsai
21–16, 21–15   Winner
2019 Spanish International   Gabriela Stoeva   Émilie Lefel
  Anne Tran
21–8, 21–10   Winner
2018 Bulgarian Open   Gabriela Stoeva   Amalie Magelund
  Freja Ravn
21–16, 21–19   Winner
2017 Bulgarian Open   Gabriela Stoeva   Bengisu Ercetin
  Nazlıcan Inci
21–16, 21–12   Winner
2015 Turkey International   Gabriela Stoeva   Ozge Bayrak
  Neslihan Yigit
21–19, 21–12   Winner
2015 Italian International   Gabriela Stoeva   Setyana Mapasa
  Gronya Somerville
21–19, 18–21, 13–6 Retired   Winner
2015 Irish Open   Gabriela Stoeva   Julie Finne-Ipsen
  Rikke S. Hansen
21–10, 22–24, 21–9   Winner
2015 Welsh International   Gabriela Stoeva   Heather Olver
  Lauren Smith
21–10, 22–20   Winner
2015 Bulgarian International   Gabriela Stoeva   Eva Lee
  Paula Lynn Obanana
21–14, 21–10   Winner
2015 Spanish International   Gabriela Stoeva   Anastasia Chervyakova
  Olga Morozova
21–16, 21–11   Winner
2015 Orleans International   Gabriela Stoeva   Heather Olver
  Lauren Smith
22–20, 16–21, 21–9   Winner
2014 Turkey International   Gabriela Stoeva   Ozge Bayrak
  Neslihan Yigit
21–11, 21–9   Winner
2014 Swiss International   Gabriela Stoeva   Meiliana Jauhari
  Aprilsasi Putri Lejarsar Variella
11–6, 11–5, 11–9   Winner
2014 Spanish Open   Gabriela Stoeva   Imogen Bankier
  Kirsty Gilmour
21–14, 21–9   Winner
2014 Slovenian International   Gabriela Stoeva   Victoria Dergunova
  Olga Morozova
21–16, 21–17   Winner
2014 Finnish Open   Gabriela Stoeva   Line Damkjaer Kruse
  Marie Roepke
17–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2014 Orleans International   Gabriela Stoeva   Imogen Bankier
  Petya Nedelcheva
14–21, 7–21   Runner-up
2014 Austrian International   Gabriela Stoeva   Olga Golovanova
  Viktoriia Vorobeva
21–17, 20–22, 21–15   Winner
2013 Turkey International   Gabriela Stoeva   Ozge Bayrak
  Neslihan Yigit
21–15, 21–8   Winner
2013 Bulgarian International   Gabriela Stoeva   Eva Lee
  Paula Lynn Obanana
21–15, 21–10   Winner
2013 Belgian International   Gabriela Stoeva   Imogen Bankier
  Petya Nedelcheva
21–13, 11–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2013 Bulgarian Eurasia Open   Gabriela Stoeva   Petya Nedelcheva
  Dimitria Popstoikova
11–21, 8–21   Runner-up
2012 Turkey International   Gabriela Stoeva   Ozge Bayrak
  Neslihan Yigit
19–21, 21–14, 23–21   Winner
2012 Bulgarian International   Gabriela Stoeva   Ozge Bayrak
  Neslihan Yigit
21–9, 21–17   Winner
2012 Bulgarian Hebar Open   Gabriela Stoeva   Rumiana Ivanova
  Dimitria Popstoikova
15–21, 21–14, 21–11   Winner
2012 Banuinvest International   Gabriela Stoeva   Sandra-Maria Jensen
  Line Kjaersfeldt
19–21, 21–17, 16–21   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Stefani STOEVA Player Profile". bwf.tournamentsoftware.com. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
  2. ^ Pavitt, Michael. "Badminton doubles delight for Bulgaria and Denmark as they secure first Baku 2015 European Games golds". Inside the Games. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Стефани Стоева еврошампионка по бадминтон" (in Bulgarian). Viasport.bg. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Scottish Grand Prix: Robert Blair & Imogen Bankier retain title". BBC News. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong, Stoeva sisters win Dutch Open". BadmintonPlanet.com. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Russian Open 2015 – 3 take first Grand Prix in 3 years". Badzine.net. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Stoeva sisters secure first Bulgarian gold". Baku 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Olympics-Badminton-Women's doubles Group D results". Reuters. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  9. ^ "Yonex Swiss Open 2017: Big Wins in Basel". Yonex. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  10. ^ "England's golden day in Denmark". Badminton Europe. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  11. ^ "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
  12. ^ "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.

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