Lubomira Bacheva is
a class player. She started to play tennis at the age of 5 under
her brothers and mothers training. Among her great success is
the European Championship Juniors Title. Her enormous potential
was shown some years ago in Berlin when she was given a wild
card for the qualifications. She passed them and maaged to uset
a very good player to become the surprse of the tourney. She
however was not able to compete in the proper tourneys mainly
because of the lack of financial support.
1999 was the most successful year for Lubomira.
For first time in career she reached a semifinal of WTA event.
On her debuting on a Grand Slam event she passed the first round
and faced the ex N1 Monica Seles. And Lubomira played a fabulous
tennis ( as far as I could see on TV it was great), and though
she lost it was a great match for her. Afterwards the journalists,
impressed by the good play of Lubomira, asked Mnica for her
oppinion, she said that Lubomira is a very good, complex and
tough to play verses, player. Monica said that she wasn't sure
that she could win
The year 2000 was not very successful for Lubomira
Bacheva, she suffered some injuries, but she managed to keep
her ranking among the top 100 players of the world. Lubomira
Bacheva did very well in the doubles however. With a constant
partner Torrence-Valerro, she managed to gain her first WTA
doubles title in the Budapest event and later reached the finals
in Luxemburg. Her singles best performance was a quarterfinal,
her best Grand Slam performance is second round in Wimbledon
and the Us Open.
Currently Lubomira is living in Holland, where
her coach is from. She says that she doesn't like to play in
Bulgaria , because everybody espects a win from her. Now Lubomira
is N73 in the world and hopefully she continues her good performance
So far, Bacheva's greatest win is over Kim
Clijsters of Belgum.