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Aus Open

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Pavlina Stoyanova-Nola lost to the N16 seeded E.Lihovzeva from Russia 2-6 2-6

Todor Enev, N5 seeded, reached the 1/4 finals where he was beaten by the N2 seeded and N2 in the world Andy Roddick(USA)6-4 6-2,in the boy's singles. He gave up the doubles due to shoulder injuryMatch statistics

Lubomira Bacheva lost to the Austrian S. Plishke 4-6 4-6 Match statistics

Svetlana Kriventcheva and Shi-Ting Wang lost to Csurgo/Eva Martincova 4-6 6-7(2-7)

Lady's singles draw Men's singles draw
Heilbronn

Orlin Stanoytchev reached the quarter finals in HeilBronn where he was defeated

Toray Pan Pasific Open

Maggie lost to Cara Black :(((( in the first round of Toray Pan Pasific Open in three sets

Paris

Lubomira Bacheva lost to Ghirardi 3-6 3-6 in the first round of the qualifing event in Paris

Maggie was defeated in the first round in OPEN GAZ DE FRANCE by the very promissing young Belguim Justine Henin 4-6 6-7(4-7)

Magdalena Maleeva and Nataly Dechy passed the first round in the doubles event in OPEN GAZ DE FRANCE.They beat the french pair Cocheteux/Dhenin 6-3 6-1

Marseille

Orlyn Stanoytchev couldn't pass the first round in Marseille. He was defeated by the qualifier T. Guardiola in three cets

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Memphis

Orlyn Stanoytchev passed the first round in Memphis and he is now to play verses the N8 seeded J.M Gambille from the USA

Orlyn Stanoytchev bt M. Hantschik of Germany6-3 6-4. He meets Kuerten of Brazil in the second round. The Brazilian is the N1 seeded.

Lubomira Bacheva lost in the third round of the qualifications in Scottsdale. She was defeated by Plischke.

The sensation of the Bulgarian Indoors Championship is the 12 year old Tsvetana Pironkova of Lokomitiv(Pd), who beat the Bulgarian champ Filipa Gabrovska, the N1 seeded in the second round 7-5 0-6 6-4. It was considered a match good enough for an Orange Bowl final. In the 1/4 finals the young player defeated the N6 seeded Kristina Georgieva. Tsvetana lost in the semi-finals.The winner of the Championship is the 14 year old E. Gancheva. Radoslava Topalova and Filipa Gabrovska took the doubles title.

The 15 year old Maria Penkova reached the semi-finals in Punta del Este in Urugway.Maria is N277 in the girls rankings. In the same tourney Radoslav Lukaev lost in the first round, but together with his partner Oktavian Nikodin of Romania reached the 1/4 finals in the doubles event.Last week they lost the doubles final in Mar del Plata(Argentina). He is N89 in the singles and N90 in the doubles boys rankings.

March,'00 Maggie had a great match yesterday.She played vs Serena Williams and though she lost she was quite good and played well. The result 6-4 6-2 against one of the most aggressive players. You can see the match statistics and see that Willians' winners helped her win the match, as well as a better net play. But indeed this was a good match for Maggie.Ivailo Traikov won the Greek satellite's Masters. It will help him to enter back the rankings.Comments

04,04 '00 Maggie is in the main draw of the next Masters series event in Amelia Island. Hopefully she get a good draw. In the qualifing draw is Elena Wagner, but she will probably take part in the Estoril event. There in the main draw is Lubomira Bacheva, who has to reach at least the semis to keep her good ranking at the moment.

In the Cagliari Challenger, Orlin Stanoytchev is the N8 seeded. In the first round he plays the qualifier Julian Boutter of France. Comments

05,04 '00 Pavlina Stoyanova-Nola reached the finals in a $25 000 event in the USA, but she was beaten 2-6 3-6 by an American player. In the same event Elena Wagner retire in the second round. It seems that she still has some problems with her leg. Hopefully, she soon recover and take part in the Amelia Island event, where she has go through the qualifications. I think that she maybe in the main draw of the doubles event. In a $10 000 event in Italy, Svetlana Krivencheva and Antoaneta Pangerova took the doubles title, after a tough final match. They won it 7-5 7-6(11-9). In the beginnig of February the best Bulgarian double player at the moment- S. Krivencheva had a car accident.Orlin Stanoythcev couldn't pass the first round in the Cagliari challenger. He was defeated by the qualifire Julian Boutter of France.Comments

08,04 '00 Julia Berberyan remains a capitan of the Bulgarian Fed Cup team. She will lead our team in La Manga(Spain) in the beginning of May.Magdalena Maleeva will be a part of our team. Last she played for Bulgaria in La Manga in 1998.Manuela Maleeva and her husband will cover the expenses of the Bulgarian youths in the upcoming European championship for Boys and Girls to 18 years in Switzerland.Comments

09,04 '00 Lubomira Bacheva plays against A. Nogueira in the first round of Estoril Open. I think that she has a good draw, hopefully she will be able to reach the quarterfinals where she eventually will meet S. Plischke. Pavlina Stoyanova passed the first round of the qualifications in Amelia Island with a great score, 6-2, 6-1 def. Daniela Hantuchova.

11, 04 '00 It was a bad day for the Bulgarians in Amelia Island. Magdalena Maleeva lost to Sonya Jeyaseelan 4-6 2-6 in the first round of the singles event. At least she is playing the doubles as well and she will have her top form fixed on her doubles performance. She will improve her doubles ranking ( and her form). The other Bulgarian in the draw, Pavlina Nola, was upset by the very young and promising American Alexandra Stevenson 3-6 2-6. Stevenson is a semifinalist of the Wimbledon'99. Lubomira Bacheva def. P. Wartusch in the first round of the Estoril open. You can see the match statistics. Her next opponent is M. Vavrinec, who upset the N4 seeded S. Plischke. In Casablanca, Marocco, Orlin Stanoytchev lost in the first round to L. Tieleman 3-6 4-6

13, 04 '00 Maggie has lost the doubles in the first round as well. In the second round of the Estoril Open, Lubomira Bacheva lost to Vavrinec 2-6 6-3 7-6 (7-5) and lost the chance to defend the ranking points from her last years performance and she will probably drop out of the top 100. She lost as well the doubles in the first round. In Italy, in a $25 000 event Desislava Topalova reached the 1/2 finals. Maria Gusheva qualified for the $25 000 event in France this week. In the first round she meets the N3 seeded player in the draw.Comments

17,04 '00 Maggie is playing against Florencia Labat from Argentina in the first round in Hilton Head. If she is successful she is probably facing the N10 seeded Talaja. In the first round of the qualification in Budapest, Elena Wagner is playing against the N5 seeded Nemeckova. Pavlina Stoyanova-Nola and Lubomira Bacheva are playing straight in the main draw. Maria Gusheva from Bulgaria lost in the first round of the ITF Challenger; Cagnes Sur Mer, France ($25,000) event. She lost to the N3 seeded Angelika Bachmann(GER) 7-6 6-3 6-3. She lost the doubles as well. Comments

18,04 '00 Maggie lost in the first round of the Hilton Head event. She fell to Florencia Labat. In Monte Carlo Orlin Stanoytchev lost to F. Santoro. It was reported that Orlin had the initiative all the time, he played more agressively, but when it was to the deciding balls, he was the one to mistake them.

In Budapest, Lubomira Bacheva has a good first round start vs a qualifier, but then she will have to face the N1 seeded Plischke. Lubomira plays the doubles as well. Elena Wagner will play in the main draw after three good qualifing matches. She plays oremans in the first round. She plays the doubles as well

Todor Enev won the first category ITF tourney in Japan. Todor, who was N2 seeded, won the tourney defeating the N2 in the world and N1 seeded Johanson in sraight sets 6-3 6-2. Enev won the tourney without loosing a set. He flies to Moskow, where our Davis Cup team is, on a trainin camp Comments

19,04 '00 Lubomira Bacheva lost in the first round of Budapest event. She fell Marosi 2-6 6-4 2-6, but she still have a chance to make a good doubles tourney. The other Bulgarian/German Elena Wagner passed the first round, defeating Oremans 7-6 (3) 6-4 and will face now the N4 seeded Montolio. Wagner plays as well the doubles. Comments

20, 04 '00 Anotaneta Pangerova won the $25 000 event in Italy this week, winnig 8 matches in a row. The other Bulgarian in the tourney, Svetlana Kriventcheva and her partner Poutchek, fell in the doubles final. Meanwhile, Julia Berberyan was once again voted captain of the Bulgarian FED CUP team. She has sent invitations to the 8 best Bulgarian tennis players. Until now only Magdalena Maleeva has agreed, while Lubomira Bacheva has refused. Maria Petrova became a member of the ITF junior team. She is the second Bulgarian to do so, after Todor Enev.

20, 04 '00 Radoslav Lukaev and his partner reached the finals of the junior tourney in Umag (Croatia). The Bulgarian DAVIS CUP team went to Cypros on a training camp for the upcoming event in Sofia on the 28, 29 and 30th of April.Comments

21, 04 '00 Elena Wagner lost 5-7 6-2 1-6 from the N2 seeded Montolio. This is not that bad though, because it seems that Elena regains her best form. In this tourney she's got four matches won. Comments

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22, 04 '00 Pavlina Stoyanova-Nola/ Samantha Reeves lost in the first round of the doubles event in Hilton Head 3-6 2-6 from Frazier/ Schlukebir. Comments

22, 04 '00 Elena Wagner will be playing next week for the German Fed Cup team, and the matches will be broadcasted on DSF. So best of luck to her Comments

24,04 '00 Desislava Topalova won the $25 000 event in Prosteirov in the Chech republic, defeating in two sets the N6 seeded van de Zende of Belguim. Desislava was the N1 seede player in the tourney. She is N177 in the worldComments

24,04 '00 Lubomira Bacheva and her partner reached the finals of the doubles event in Budapest. Comments

26,04 '00 Maggie Maleeva refused to play for Bulgaria in the Fed Cup team, though she had given her confirmation. This she did because the other two best ranked Bulgarians - Lubomira Bacheva and Pavlina Nola, as well as the best Bulgarian doubles player- Svetlana Kriventcheva refused to play. Now our team is Desislava Topalova, Antoaneta Pangerova, Maria Gusheva and Filipa Gabrovska, coached by Julia Berberyan Comments

26,04 '00 Antoaneta Pangerova is given an wild card for the WTA event in Warsaw, due to her win in the Milano $ 25 000 event. Desislava Topalova is given wild card for the qualifications in Antwerpen, due to her Prostejov win. Todor Enev will be leaving for Italy on the 10th of May, where he will play on two tourneys. Afterthat, he has 3 more tourneys in Western Europe.Comments

26,04 '00 Bacheva won her first WTA doubles title. In the final of Budapest, Bacheva and Torrens-Valero defeated hollow Kostanic/Nacuk 6-0 6-2. Best of luck to her Comments

01, 05 '00 The Bulgarian Davis Cup team lost to Greece 2-3 in the first group of the II Euro _african zone, after a 2-0 lead in the first day of the tourney. In Bol are the Bulgarian top tennis players- Maggie Maleeva, who plays in the main draw both singels and doubles, Pavlina Nola and Lubomira Bacheva- both with a win in the qualifications

02, 05 '00Maggie Maleeva plays verses Kostanic in the first round of the Bol Ladies open. If she is successful she will have to meet the N2 seeded Testud of France. Maggie hd played twice verses Testud, both times successful, but it was back in 1996 and 1997. The first time in Chicago she beat 6-3 6-2 and the next time in Hanover 6-1 6-4. Maggie is also playing the doubles -together with Silivia Talaja they meet Sancez-Lorenzo and Leon Garsia in the first round. The doubles play as well Svetlana Kriventcheva.

02, 05 '00 In Hamburg are playing Elena Wagner, Pavlina Nola and Lubomira Bacheva. They all passed the first round of the qualifications. Wagner defeated Zarska 7-6(4) 6-3 and will be playing against either Kandarr or the N1 seeded Serna. Pavlina Nola defeated Stweart 6-4 6-1 and Bacheva -Abe 6-2 6-4. Last year Pavlina made a great performance here, defeating for first time a top 20 player in an official event - Anke Huber.

02, 05 '00 Orlin Stanoytchev plays verses Galo Blanko in the first round of the Mallorca event. If he wins he will face the N8 seeded Jeff Tarango of Spain.

03, 05 '00 Maggie Maleeva lost in th first round of the Bol event in Croatia both on singles and doubles. In the first round of the singles she fell to the young Croatian Fed cup player Konstnic 3-6 0-6, and in the doubles event with her partner Silvija Talaja to the Leon-Garcia/ Sancez-Lorenzo 5-7 1-6. From the next tourney Maggie should start to defeat her ranking points

03, 05 '00 Lubomira Bacheva and Pavlina Nola are going to play vs one other in the Hamburg event. They both passed the qualifications, where they were seeded -Lubomira -N4 and Nola-N8. The other Bulgarian in the qualifications -the young Bulgarian Fed cup player Maria Gusheva replaced Barbara Ritner of Germany but she couldn't pass a round. She fell 6-7 6-3 3-6 to the wild card player Kroff. Elena Wagner also couldn't pass the qualifications. She was stopped bye the N1 seeded Serna of Spain 3-6 2-6. In this Hamburg event the only one Bulgarian tennis player in the doubles is Lubomira Bacheva, who together with Hopmans are playing vs the N4 seeded pair.

03, 05 '00The best Bulgarian male tennis player couldn't pass the first round of the Mallorca event. He was defeated by Galo Blanko. Last year in this same event, Orlin defeated a top 10 player for first time in his career.

04, 05 '00 Lubomira Bacheva passed the first round in the main draw in Hamburg. She defeated another Bulgarian - Pavlina Nola 6-3 6-3 and will now face the N3 seeded player Martinez of Spain, who had a bye in the first round. In the doubles Bacheva and Hopmans defeated the N4 seeded Sidot/Vis 6-0 4-6 6-3. It seems that Bacheva improves her play with every tourney played. In Bol Svetlana Kriventcheva and her partner Kriventcheva/Matevzic passed the first round of the main doubles event. They beat Jurak/Zibar-WC 6-2 6-1, but were defeated in the second round 5-7 2-6

05, 05 '00 Lubomira Bacheva lost in the second round of the Hamburg tourney to the N3 seeded Martinez of Spain. However, it was not a bad lost. She has been really fighting with Martinez, and even won a set. The result 4-6 7-5 4-6 shows that we can expect some suprises of Bacheva. She however continues her doubles performance and is to play with Nola again. Pavlina and her partner Diaz Oliva went in the draw as a LL, but they defeated a very strong pair Huber/ Schett. Elena Wagner and Andrea Glass were given a wild card but they were defeated in the first round

06, 05 '00 Lubomira Bacheva and Amanda Hopmans defeated Pavlina Nola and Diaz Oliva 6-2 3-6 6-1 and reached the semifinals, where they will have to face the N1 seeded pair Kurnikova and Natasha Zvereva. Indeed they both are experienced doubles players, so Bacheva and Hopmans will need really good play

07, 05 '00 Maggie is playing against the talented Kveta Hrdlichkova in the first round of the German open in Berlin. In the same event, Elena Wagner and Pavlina Nola had passed a round in the qualifications and now are to play vs one another in the second round. In Hamburg L. Bacheva and A. Hopmans fell to the N1 seeded pair Kurnikova/Zvereva in the semifinals

08, 05 '00 Lubomira Bacheva plays vs .This however was not the best draw because she will have to meet the N2 seeded Kristina Brandi in the II round if she passes the first one. In the doubles she has even tougher draw. Bacheva and Torrens Valero play the N1 seeded pair in the first round. Pavlina Nola entered the main draw in Berlin and will be playing with the French Amelie Mouresmo. Pavlina defeated Elena Wagner, a Bulgarian who competes for Germany 2-6 6-1 6-2. In Warsaw, the young Bulgarian Dessislava Topalova passed two rounds of the qualifications and is to play for a place in the main draw. Topalova is N5 seeded in the qulifing event. Orlin Stanoytchev couldn't pass the qualifcations and was defeated by the N1 seeded one in the qualifing event - Gaston Gaudio in three sets

10, 05 '00 Well it was an awful beginning of the Bulgarians in the tourneys this week. In Berlin, Maggie had a really tough and close match vs K. Hrdlichkova. Maggie lost the match 6-4 4-6 4-6, which is not a bad reslult. The other Bulgarian in the tour Pavlina Stoyanova-Nola lost to the N8 seeded French player Amelie Mouresmo 3-6 1-6. In the other event of the week - the one in Warsaw, the two Bulgarians lost as well - Desislava Topalova, which passed the qualifcations(she lost in the last round but entered the draw as a LL) for the first time, had a tough match vs and lost in two sets, but at least she has finally enetered the main draw of a WTA event.The other Bulgarian Lubomira Bacheva lost to Mandula, which I didn't expect after the strong play of Bacheva in Hamburg. At least she is still in the main draw of the doubles.

10, 05 '00 Ivailo Traykov lost in the second round of the Lubljana ATP Challenger event $125 000. This is his first appearance in a tourney of that high category. Traykov enetered the main draw after he passed the qulifications. In the same tourney, Milen Velev couldn't pass the qualifications. In the Bulgarian Satellite tourney "ZAGORKA GOLD CUP" only one Bulgarian was able to pass the first round. This is the Bulgarian Davis cup player Ivo Bratanov. The most promissing young Bulgarian tennis player Todor Enev was unable to pass the qualifcations. I just wonder why is he not given a wild card

13, 05 '00 Julia Berberyan is not going to be with the Bulgarian Fed Cup team in La Manga, Spain. She said she prefer to take part in a law discussion in the Bulgarian Parliament ( she is a deputy). It became clear that Maggie won't take place in the Olimpic Games in Sydney, because she couldn't meet the requirements. She must have played at least once in the last two years for the Bulgarian Fed cup team. Last year she was injured and this year she refused to, because Lubomira Bacheva and Pavlina Stoyanova did so. Lubomira Bacheva is also out of the Olimpics. Elena Wagner and Andrea Glass were defeated in the Quarterfinals of the German Open by the N7 seeded pair Tarabini/Vis

14, 05 '00 Lubomira Bacheva plays vs Barbara Rittner in the first round of the Antwerpen event this week. If she is sucessful she will have to play with a tough opponent - either the N3 seeded Clijsters or Hantuchova. In this event Dessislava Topalova should have to be given a wild card for the qualifications, but she is not in the draw. In Rome, Pavlina Nola has passed the first round of the qulifications. She(the N8 seeded) defeated Elwood 7-5 6-3 and is to play with Dell'Angelo.

16, 05 '00 Maggie Maleeva beat S. Pitkovski of France 6-4 6-4, matching her first considerable victory for months. She now has to face the N5 seeded Monika Seles, one of the few tennis players that have never been beaten by a Maleeva. The statistics says that Seles leads 3-1 but I think that victory of Maggie in Hamburg is due to the accident with Monika there. I think it is high time Maggie won vs Seles. The other Bulgarian in the draw is Pavlina Nola, who passed two rounds of the qualifications, will play Shiavone in the first round. In the doubles event Svetlana Kriventcheva and M. Drake had qualified for the main draw. They play vs S. Farina and Rita Grande in the first round

16, 05 '00 Pavlina Nola had passed the first round of the Rome event. She beat Shiavone in three sets. There are two Bulgarians in the second round of a tourney. !!!!!!!! JUST GREAT !!!!!!!!!!

17, 05 '00 In Rome, Maggie Maleeva had a tough match against Seles. The first set 5-7 the next 1-6. Maggie certainly approves her play and gets ready for the French Open.

17, 05 '00 Lubomira Bacheva was successful against the German Barbara Rittner, but the result was mistaken in the web site of the Antwerpen tourney. Meanwhile the Bulgarian Fed Cup team defeated hollow the Turkish one. Both Desislava Topalova and Antoaneta Pangerova took their matches in two sets with no problem.


18, 05 '00 Bulgaria lost the deciding matches in the Fed Cup competition, but we reamain in the same group for the next year . Lubomira Bacheva defeated the N3 seeded Clijsters in Antwerpen and on the 1/4 final she will have to play vs Laurence COURTOIS (BEL) who defeated K. Habsudova in the second round. In the doubles event Bacheva and her partner TULYAGANOVA passed the first round, defeating HANTUCHOVA / NAGYOVA in two sets. Svetlana Kriventcheva and M Darake had not yet played their first round doubles match in the Rome event.

19, 05 '00 Finally Svetlana Kriventcheva and M. Drake played their first round doubles match in the Rome event and eventually they won it in three tough sets 6-7 7-6 6-4. Their next opponent pair will be the N3 seeded pair - J. Halard- Decugis and A. Sugiyama.

21, 05 '00 Lubomira Bacheva lost to the Belgium L. Courtois in three tough sets in the 1/4 finals - 7-6 2-6 4-6. Bacheva and her partner reached the semifinals of the doubles event in Antwerpen, but they withdrew in their 1/2 final match against Appelmans/ Clijsters. In Rome Kriventcheva and M. Drake had a tough match, which they lost, vs the N3 seeded pair J. Halard-Decugis and A. Sugiyama. Maggie Maleeva is in the main draw of the Strassbourg Open, where she will have to start defending her points.

22, 05 '00 Lubomira Bacheva withdrew from the Stasbourg Open, where she was N3 seeded in the qualifications. Hopefully, there is not any serious problem with her. No other female Bulgarian tennis player is on tour this week. Maggie was to play in Stasbourg.

22, 05 '00 In Austria Orlin Stanoytchev had passed the first round and now he will have to meet probably the N3 seeded A. Illie of Australia. In Budapest, Milen Velev had passed the first round of the qualifications. Probably, in the main Draw is Ivailo Traykov. Todor Enev reached the finals of the doubles event in the Junior tourney in Italy. In the singles he was defeated in the 1/8 finals. In the same tourney, Maria Penkova was defeated in the III round.

22, 05 '00 A full set of Bulgarians in Roland Garos. In the main draw of the lady's singles are Maggie Maleeva, Lubomira Bacheva and Pavlina Nola. For a place in the main draw will play Dessislava Topalova and Elena Wagner. In the doubles event are probably Svetlana Kriventcheva, Lubomira Bacheva and Elena Wagner. Hopefuully, Maggie as well. In the main draw of the men's singles is Orlin Stanoytchev.

29, 05 '00 It was a Bulgarian triumph at ath Roland Garos yesterday. The both Bulgarians that had played their matches passed the first round. Maggie Maleeva played very well and give no chance to her opponent to win. She made several breakpoints, but also allowed Smashnova to break back. You can see the match statistics at the official Roland Garros site. The other Bulgarian that played that day was Orlin Stanoytchev, who had a very tough match against a French wild card player. See the match statistics. Meanwhile, Todor Enev won the singles title at the Italian open for juniors. This is a superb preparation for his Roland Garros performance - last year he reached the quarterfinals there. At the Italian Open, Enev reached the semifinals of the doubles event.

31, 05 '00 Lubomira Bacheva had a really tough match agaisnt the wild card player Vrginii Razzano. Lubomira lost it 7-5 6-7(4-7) 0-6. Last year it was Lubomira who beat Razzano in the first round at Roland Garros. Get the statistics. Pavlina Stoyanova was also crashed out of the French Open. She fell to the N8 seeded Sanchez-Vicario for second successiv time. It was 1-6 1-6 this time. Get the statistics. Orlin Stanoytchev lost his second round match against Kratochvil in four sets 7-6(8-6)5-7 2-6 1-6.

1, 06 '00 Maggie Maleeva is a winner. She passed the second round of the French Open, beating D. Chladkova. You take a look at the statistics. Now she will have to play with the Romanian Ruxandra Dragomir. They had played several times. Three times Maggie was successful and Dragomir - once. Best of luck to Maggie.

1, 06 '00 Tough draw for the Bulgarian pairs at Roland Garos. Svetlana Kriventcheva and her partner Radka Bobokova are playing the N10 seeded pair Suarez/Ruano-Paskual. Elena Wagner and V. Menga are facing the N5 seeds Halard-Decugis/ A. Sugiyama. Lubomira Bacheva and K. Clijsters play Hrdilichkova/Rittner.

4, 06 '00Svetlana Kriventcheva and her partner Radka Bobokova lost in the first round of the doubles event in Paris. They lost 1-6 4-6 to the N10 seeded pair Suarez/Ruano-Paskual. The other Bulgarian pairs have already went out. Wagner and Menga were pulled out by the N5 seeded Sugiyama/Decugis and Lubomira Bacheva/ Clijsters -by Hrdlichkova/Rittner.

The Bulgarians at Roland Garros in Bulgarian

2, 10'00 Maggie Maleeva plays in Zurich this week. She is the 1994 winner of this event.This year Maggie plays vs Domique van Roost of Belgum in the first round. Maggie had already lost to her some weeks ago in the Pilot Pen event, but now no doubt Maggie will be victorious this time. Tauziat awaits the winner of the match in the second round. In the qulifying event in Tokyo this week, Pavlina Nola was seeded first, but she lost in the second qulifying round. She still has chances to make it to the main draw, if a committed player retires, before her match. In Tokyo Orlin Stanoytchev plays in the main draw. In the In the first round he plays vs the qulifyer Jeff Salzenstein. Orlin is committed for the doubles as well. He plays in pair with Gaudenzi.

10, 10'00 Maggie Maleeva has just finished her first round match vs Dominique van Roost. Maggie has won the match 6-7 6-2 7-6. In the second round Maggie plays vs Natalie Tauziat of France for a place in the qurterfinals. Maggie has all the chances - so best of luck to her.

11, 10'00 Maggie Maleeva had lost in the first round of the doubeles event in Zurich, but she is yet to play her second round match in the main draw of the singles. In Tokyo, Orlin Stanoytchev had a first round lost vs the qulifyer Lee. However, paired with Gaudenzi, he had passed the first round of the doubles.

16, 10'00 >>Dimana Krustevich lost the final of the Sofia event ($10 000). Hoever, the doubles final was between Bulgarian pairs.>>Orlin Stanoytchev had qulifyed for the main draw of the Heineken Open in China. He won three match in the qulifications without dropping a set. In the first round of the main draw however, Orlin will play vs the N2 seeded Lapenty of Ecuador. It was Orlin to beat Lapenty, when they last played one vs another in Prague, a couple of years ago. In the qulifying event in Linz, Antoaneta Pangerova was not that successful. In the first round she lost to Hrdlichkova. However, her improvement is considerable

18, 10'00 Pavlina Nola is also on the tour this week. She is competing in Shanghei, China. In the first round she will play vs the LL Stewart. In Shanghei, Orlin Stanoytchev's first round match was delayed due to rain. He plays vs Lapenti. >>In Bulgaria goes the Bulgarian Championships in Ruse. In the women's draw No.1 seeded is Philipa Gabrovska and in the men's - Todor Enev. They both won their first round matches. However, an impressive start did the 13 year old Tsvetana Pironkova from Loko ( Plovdiv). She beat in the first round the No.8 seeded Elena Gancheva. The best Bulgarian girl in the ITF ranking - Maria Penkova beat in the first round the No.2 seeded Nadejda Vassileva. <<
Pavlina passed the first round of the Heineken Open

19, 10'00 Pavlina Nola had passed the first round of the Heineken Open in China with a great result. She defeated the LL Stewart 6-3 6-0. In the second round Pavlina will play Washington of the USA. In the doubles Pavlina and her partner were defeated in the first round by a Canadian pair. Pavlina still awaits her first singles WTA title. In the Heineken Open, Orlin Stanytchev also did a great match vs the No.2 seeded Lapeniti of Ecuador. The first set went to a tie break, which Stanoytchev lost and the the second set was finished at 3-6 for Lapenti.

19, 10'00 Pavlina Nola is a qurterfinalist again. In the second round Pavlina defeated the American M. Washington in straight sets 6-0 6-3. It seems that she is enjoying her best tennis now. In the qurterfinals she will meet the No.1 seeded Kristina Brandi. In a $25 000 event in France, Maria Gusheva will play vs the Frenchwoman Morel in the first round of the main draw.

19, 10'00 Pavlina Stoyanova Nola is just doing great in Shanghei. In the quarterfinals she defeated the No. 1 seeded Kristina Brandi of the Usa. In the semifinals Pavlina will play vs M. Shaugnessy of the USA again. Pavlina had lost to her at the Us Open - II round, but she is playing terrific tennis now and she is one of the favourite for the title.

23, 10'00 Pavlina Nola lost the semifinal in Shanghei, but her performance this week will bring her back among the top 100. This week Maggie Maleeva plays in Moskow. In the first round she plays vs the young Russian star Lina Krasnoroutskaya, from whom she has already lost last year in Luxemburg, but now Maggie plays top tennis and I don't think that she will have any problems with her. If Maggie goes to the second round she will play vs Arantxa Sanches Vicario of Spain. In the qulifying event in Moskow, Svetlana Kriventcheva lost in the first round vs Husarova in straight sets. In Bratislava plays Lubomira Bacheva. In the first set she plays vs the N7 seeded Grande of Italy.

26, 10'00 Maggie Maleeva had won her first round match vs the young and promissing Russian Lina Krasnourutskaya 4-6 6-1 6-3 and in the second round awaits Arantxa Sanches Vicario of Spain. In the doubles, however, Maggie didn't play very successfully and lost in the first round. In Slovak Lubomira Bacheva lost in the first round vs the seeded Gersi of Italy 6-2 6-3. In the doubles, paired with her constant partner Torrence-Valero, won in the first round.

26, 10'00 MAGGIE IS A HERO: She had beaten Arantxa Sanches Vicario to enter the qurterfinals. And she did it with a great result 6-3 6-2. And that's also means that she can enter back the top 20 of the world (Now she is at No.22). And for a place in the semis she will play Mouresmo I think that she can make it to the semifinals and than we shall see, if she can do it vs Hingis. I think she is capable.

31, 10'00Maggie Maleeva is playing a wonderful tennis now. She reached the quarterfinals of the Moskow event, and lost to Mouresmo in a very tough match. But she was playing perfect tennis. This week Maggie plays in Leipzig, where in the first round she meets Jana Kandarr, who plays with a wild card. Maggie has all the chances to enter back the top 20 of the world. She has to earn only 64 points in oder to enter the top 20. Now she is at N21. Maggie is No.5 seeded in Leipzig and if she passes the first round she will face either Sidot or Habsudova. Maggie is one of the favourite for this year's comeback award.

1, 11'00 Maggie Maleeva didn't have many problems with the wild card player Jana Kandarr of Germany and beat her 6-2 6-2. In the second round Maggie will play vs K. Hrdlichkova, who is not in top form though. Maggie and Docic had follen in the first round of the doubles, Antoaneta Pangerova - in the first round of the qulifying event in Leipzig and Desisslava Topalova lost there the main draw match.

4, 11'00 Maggie Maleeva had lost the quarterfinal match vs Anna K. 4-6 5-7, but she did great at Leipzig and I think she will be top 20 now. Next Maggie will play probably Kuala Lumpur or will give herself a week to rest. Maggie may also qulify for the Chase Championships. In the Philadelphia draw Maggie is not listed. In Kuala Lumpur will be probably Lubomira Bacheva and Pavlina Nola as well.

8, 11'00 Pavlina Nola started very well in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In the first round Pavlina upset the N7 seeded player Anastasiya Muskina and in the second round will face a qulifier. In a Challenger event in the USA our top men Orlin Stanoytchev has lost to the N1 seeded Fromberg in the first round.

8, 11'00 Pavlina Nola is doing very well in Kuala Lumpur. She had again reached the quarterfinals of a WTA event. In the quarterfinals she will play the winner of the Docic - Mayoli thriller.

2, 12'00 The Bulgarian team had fallen in the semifinals of the European Tennis Championships. Both Ivo Bratanov (N2) and Milen Velev(No.1) had lost their matches. The captain of the Bulgarian team Mark Markov decided not playing the doubles. Meanwhile in Eddie Herr International tennis tournament, all Bulgarians had fallen. In the group boys 14 Ivaylo Bozilov lost in the second round, in the boys 16 both Bulgarians had to go through the qulifcations to enter the main draw. They both reached the second round, but unfortunatelly lost. In the group boys 18 Radoslav Lukaev was seeded 6, he passed the first round with no problems at all, but has to withdrow, due to injury ( hopefully nothing serious). Sesil Karatancheva was the most successful from all the Bulgarians there. The young Bulgarian talent passed two rounds, upsetting two Americans, before falling in the 1/8 finals. Sessil has been couached by some of the best tennis coaches of Bulgaria, including the mother of the Maleeva sisters - Julia Berberyan, as well as the mother of Elena Wagner.Nadezda Vassileva passed a round in the group of the girls 16, and Maria Penkova, after upsetting the 11th seeded player, lost in the second round.

10,12'00 The Blgarians did well in the Prince cup event In the group girls 14, Cecil Karatancheva lost in the first round of the singles but reached the quarterfinals of the doubles. THe best of the Bulgarians was Nadejda Vassileva, who reached the semifinals of the singles, and the second round of the doubles.This will give her confidence for the upcoming Orange Bowl Championships. Maria Penkova in the group girls 18 could only pass a round. In the boys event , Ivailo Bozilov played very well. He reached the qarterfinals of the singles, but on the way to the quarterfinals he upset the N1 seeded player. Radoslav Lukaev was not in the main draw of the tournament.

12, 12, 00 Four Bulgarians will compete in Orange Bowl - the Unofficial World Champoionship for Juniors. In the group of girls 16, Nadezda Vassileva plays in the first round vs Diana Srebrovic, a Canadian of Serbian origin. The draw of Nadezda is not very easy, because eventually in the second round she will have to meet the N2 seeded Nica Ozegovic of Croatia. However, Nadezda was very successful at the Prince Cup tournament and she surely plays a competative tennis. In the group girls 18 Maria Penkova had already won her first round match in the singles. In the first round she upset Renata Lukovkan, and in the second round she will eventually face the N2 seeded Vorakova of The Chech Republic. In the group boys 16 there are not Bulgarians in the main draw, but eventually Petar Trendafilov can qulify for the main draw of the singles. In the group boys 18 N1 seeded is Todor Enev. No.15 is Radoslav Lukaev who had already won his first round match. He beat Philip Gubenko of Canada 6-4 6-1. In the second round he awaits Jan Metrl. In the first round ?nev is playing vs a qulifyer.

13,12'00 Three Bulgarians are left in the second round of the Orange Bowl event. In the first round of the girls 16 group yesterday Nadezda Vassileva couldn't beat D. Srebrovic and fell 4-6 1-6. Maria Penkova plays today her second round match vs Vorakova. She plays as well the doubles - in a pair with Blaszak ( USA) they meet Rolle/Nemeth. In the group boys 18 the N1 seeded Todor Enev did not had many problems with the qulifyer Harol Srugo of Israel and upset him 6-2 6-1. In the second round Enev will play vs the German A. Schwezer. Radoslav Lukaev is to play his second round match today. In the doubles, Todor Enev is paired with Julien Cassaigne of France. They are seeded fourth. Lukaev is in a pair with Jonathan Stokke of the USA.

14, 12 '00 Only one Bulgarian is left in the main draw of the singles in the Orange Bowl event in California. The second round was final for Maria Penkova and Radoslav Lukaev. Maria Penkova fell in two sets to one of the favourite for the title in the age group girls 18 - Voracova, who is N2 seeded as well. Radoslav Lukaev (N15th seeded) had a very tough match vs Metrl of France and virtully lost it at 5-7 6-7. The N1 seeded Todor Enev is through after an easy match vs Schweitzer. Enev won the match 6-3 6-3. Next Enev will play Tuksar for a place in the quarterfinals. In the doubles event, the fourth seeded Enev/Cassagne easily defeated Cook/Emery 6-2 6-1. Lukaev and Stokke as well did it to the second round, after beating Carrascosa/Srugo 6-4 6-4

15,12,00 Todor Enev, the No.1 seeded junior is confidently going ahead in the Orange Bowl event. In the 1/8 finals of the event, he beat with no problem Tuskar, with the smashing result 6-1 6-1. In the quarterfinals Enev will play J. Tipsarevic. In the doubles event, Todor was not that successful, because he and his partner fell to P Kohlschreiber/ Simon Stadler in two sets, but this will give Enev more time to consentrate on his singles play. However, Lukaev and Stokke are doing very well in the doubles event. They reached the quarterfinals, after a 1/8 final win over the German pair Mayer/Schweizer. In the quarterfinals Lukaev/Stokke meet the No. 1 seeded pair B Echagaray/S Gonzalez. In the girls doubles Maria Penkova/Alves reached the round of the last 16.

Maggie wins "Troph?e Pro-Elle in Le Touquet"

Maggie Maleeva won the "Troph?e Pro-Elle in Le Touquet" in France the last week. Maggie appeared in the draw on the place of J. Halard-Decugis, but virtually won the tournament. On her way to the title, Magdalena beat Razzano, Dechy and Anne Galle-Sidot in the final. This will surely give Maggie a good start in the new year. She is commited to play the Ganberra tournament in the week of 8 January.

19, 12 '00Orange Bowl:
Finally Todor Enev did it. In five appearances he won "Orange Bowl". He is the first male Bulgarian tennis player to ever reach such a success. Finishing his bright career as a junior with such a success, will surely give Todor a lot of confidence as he starts playing on the professional tournaments. !!! So best of luck to him.!!!

Awards: Maggie Maleeva won the Come Back Award of the Sports Illustrated. Here is the story:

Comeback Player of the Year (women): Maggie Maleeva. AWOL for two years rehabbing an injured shoulder, the youngest of the pre-Williams Family Act finishes 2000 on the fringes of the top 20.

Todor Enev - Orange Bowl winner

 

 

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