Tsvetana Pironkova is a Bulgarian tennis player. As of January 2014, she is ranked world no. 57 by the WTA. Pironkova is right-handed and plays with a two-handed backhand. She is best known for reaching the semifinals of Wimbledon in 2010, and for defeating Venus Williams three times at Grand Slam tournaments. She has won one WTA title and six ITF titles in her career. Pironkova has been recognized by The New York Times for her "cerebral" grass-court abilities, and named one of the most beautiful women in sports by MSN.