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Elitsa Kostova - Professional tennis player

About

I started playing tennis when I was 7 in Kardzhali (small but nice town) in Bulgaria. My first coach was Milko Chepishev, I owe a lot to him for giving me my first tennis lessons.

I never thought that I would become professional, but on the way my results were showing me that this was possible. Tennis was the only sport I tried when I was growing up.

At the age of 21 I reached 141 WTA singles ranking, but later on 2016 I reached my best ranking of 130 WTA.
My best doubles ranking was 154 WTA.
I played Fed Cup for my country for 10 years in a row, which gave me a lot of different experiences then just playing for myself on tour. Because playing for your country it’s a whole different things such as very strong emotions and different kind of stress.
I’m very fortunate because my consistent ranking gave me the chance to play all the Grand Slams Australian Open, Rolland Garros, Wimbledon and Us Open for more then 8 years in a row.
I loved each one of them.

Now a days I have a bit more time to relax and do my hobbies such as reading, going for some shopping, spend time with family and friends, walk Maylo (my dog)

Location

Plovdiv

BG-16

Bulgaria

Aims & Goals

Right now I’m focused on playing the UTR pro tournaments and play for my teams in Germany (Bundeliga), Poland (Super league), Italy (Sería A) and France (A1).

I enjoy a lot also playing in my teams because you are always with your teammates and have their support when you most need it.
I enjoy the UTR Pro events because it gives me the possibility to play a lot of matches in a row and to maintain my level.

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