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 (Bulgarian: Григор Димитров, pronounced [ɡriˈɡɔr dimiˈtrɔf]; born 16 May 1991) is a Bulgarian professional tennis player. His career-high ATP singles ranking is world No. 3, which he achieved in November 2017 after winning the 2017 ATP Finals. Dimitrov is the most successful Bulgarian male tennis player to date, both in terms of ranking reached—as of 2017 he is the only Bulgarian tennis player ever to be ranked inside the top 10 ATP Singles—and prize money won, being the only male Bulgarian player to reach US$1m and later $15m. Dimitrov is also the first (and only) Bulgarian male tennis player to win an ATP title in singles (after he won in October 2013 at Stockholm) and ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Haskovo, Bulgaria
Year Turned Pro: 2008
Tsvetana Kirilova Pironkova (Bulgarian: Цветана Кирилова Пиронкова [tsvɛˈtana pirɔnˈkɔva]) (born 13 September 1987) is a Bulgarian professional tennis player. She was the highest ranked Bulgarian tennis player for more than a decade and is also the country's most successful player in the history of the Fed Cup. Pironkova is considered to be one of the best grass court players of her generation and has been noted for her "cerebral" skills on the surface. Dubbed as a dramatic ranking phenomenon by media outlets, she is also known for upstaging higher ranked opponents at Grand Slam tournaments.Pironkova started playing tennis at the age of four on being introduced to the sport by her father. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Plovdiv, Yuzhen tsentralen, Bulgaria
Year Turned Pro: 2002
Manuela Georgieva Maleeva-Fragnière (Bulgarian: Мануела Георгиева Малеева) (born 14 February 1967) is a Bulgarian former professional tennis player. She played on the WTA Tour between 1982 and 1994. Through her marriage, Maleeva began representing Switzerland officially from January 1990 until her retirement in February 1994. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria
Year Turned Pro: 1982
Katerina Maleeva (Bulgarian: Катерина Малеева) (born 7 May 1969) 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 singles ranking was No. 6 in 1990. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria
Year Turned Pro: 1984