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Magdalena Maleeva - Bulgaria


Residence: Sofia, Bulgaria
Birthdate: April 1, 1975
Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria
Height: 5' 6 1/4" (1.68 m)
Weight: 126 lbs. (57 kg)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Status: Pro (April 1989)

Sanex WTA TOUR singles titles: 8
Sanex WTA TOUR doubles titles: 1
Grand Slam titles: 0
ITF Women's Circuit titles: 1

2001 HIGHLIGHTS - SINGLES
WINNER: Budapest
FINALIST: Nice
SEMIFINALIST: Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Paris Indoors
FOURTH ROUND: Indian Wells

2001 HIGHLIGHTS - DOUBLES
SEMIFINALIST: Paris Indoors (w/Carlsson), Nice (w/Carlsson)
QUARTERFINALIST: Canberra (w/Carlsson)
THIRD ROUND: Australian Open (w/Carlsson)

GRAND SLAM (SINGLES) AND CHASE CHAMPIONSHIPS (S/D) HISTORY
                 01  00  99  98  97  96  95  94  93  92  91  90  89
AUSTRALIAN 1r 1r -- 1r -- -- 1r 4r 4r 1r 4r -- --
ROLAND GARROS -- 3r 1r -- 1r 4r 2r 1r 4r 3r 1r 3r --
WIMBLEDON -- 2r -- -- 3r 2r -- 2r 3r 1r 1r 2r --
UNITED STATES -- 2r -- -- 3r 1r 2r 4r 4r QF 2r 1r --
CHASE CHAMPS (S) -- -- -- -- -- -- 1r -- 1r -- -- -- --
CHASE CHAMPS (D) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - SINGLES
WINNER (8 Sanex WTA TOUR): 2001 Budapest; 1999 - Pattaya, ITF/Cergy-Pontoise-FRA;
1995 - Chicago, Moscow, Oakland; 1994 - Moscow, Zurich; 1992 - San Marino
FINALIST (8): 2001 - Nice; 2000 - Luxembourg; 1996 - Madrid; 1995 - Hilton Head, German
Open, Leipzig; 1993 - Brisbane; 1991 - Bol

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - DOUBLES
WINNER (1): 1991 - Bol (w/L. Golarsa)
FINALIST (4): 1993 - Osaka (w/Maleeva-Fragniere), Barcelona (w/Maleeva-Fragniere); 1990
- Filderstadt (w/K. Maleeva), Brighton (w/K. Maleeva)

ADDITIONAL: Bulgarian Fed Cup Team 1991-95. Bulgarian Olympic Team 1992, 1996.

QUICK FACTS


PERSONAL
Youngest of three sisters (Manuela and Katerina)...Participated in opposition movement
against communism in Bulgaria...Favorite place to be is in the Bulgarian mountains and
Black Sea...Likes to read books on astronomy and science...Favorite authors are Milan
Kundera, Kurt Vonnegut and Jordan Radichkov...Favorite movies are Festen, Sue, American
Beauty and Magnolia...Favors music is Moby, Transglobal Underground and Fiona
Apple...High point of career (and life) was regaining her health and returning to the
tour...Likes to spend time with her three nieces and one nephew...Enjoys drawing and
sewing, and traveling with her boyfriend of six years, Lubomir Nokov.

Sanex WTA TOUR RANKING (SEASON-ENDING, SINGLES)
2000-22; 1999-89 (Injury Ranking: 33); 1998-115 (Injury Ranking: 33); 1997-36; 1996-18;
1995-6; 1994-11; 1993-16; 1992-20; 1991-38; 1990-72; 1989-211

HIGHEST SINGLES RANKING: No. 4 (January 29-February 4, 1996)