List of the best tennis players from Bulgaria, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. Bulgaria has produced some very talented tennis players over the years, including both men and women. These are some of the most talented Bulgarian tennis players to ever live, so if you're a native of Bulgaria and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular tennis player from Bulgaria then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.
List is made up of players like Manuela Maleeva and Dessislava Mladenova.
This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Bulgarian tennis players?" and "Who is the best Bulgarian tennis player of all time?"You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of Bulgaria in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of talented Bulgarian tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.
Grigor Dimitrov is a Bulgarian professional tennis player. His career-high ATP singles ranking is world No. 8, which he achieved in August 2014, shortly after reaching the semifinals of Wimbledon. Dimitrov is the most successful Bulgarian male tennis player, both in terms of ranking reached — he is the only Bulgarian tennis player ever to be ranked inside the top 10 of the ATP Singles rankings — and prize money won, being the only player to reach $1M and later also $5M. Dimitrov is also the first Bulgarian male tennis player to win an ATP title in singles and reach a final in doubles as well as the only Bulgarian male player to reach the third round or better at a Grand Slam tournament. He ...more
Birthplace: Haskovo, Bulgaria
Year Turned Pro: 2008
Tsvetana Pironkova is a Bulgarian tennis player and the current no. 1 Bulgarian in the WTA rankings. Pironkova is right-handed and plays with a two-handed backhand. She is best known for reaching the semifinals of Wimbledon in 2010 and the quarterfinals the following year, and for defeating Venus Williams three times at Grand Slam tournaments, twice at The Championships. She has won one WTA title and six ITF titles in her career. Her highest WTA Singles ranking is 31 which she achieved on 13 September 2010. 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. ...more
Birthplace: Plovdiv, Yuzhen tsentralen, Bulgaria
Year Turned Pro: 2002
Manuela Georgieva Maleeva-Fragniere is a Bulgarian former professional tennis player. She played on the Women's Tennis Association tour between 1982 and 1994. Through her marriage Maleeva began representing Switzerland officially from January 1990 until her retirement in February 1994. ...more
Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria
Year Turned Pro: 1982
Katerina Maleeva is a former top 10 Bulgarian tennis player. She played in the WTA tour, competing in singles, doubles and mixed doubles between 1984 and 1997. Her best position in the WTA rank list was number 6 in 1990. ...more
Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria
Year Turned Pro: 1984