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Katerina Maleeva

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Country (sports)  Bulgaria
Prize money  $2,187,183
Weight  55 kg
Retired  1997
Height  1.68 m

Turned pro  1984
Role  Tennis player
Residence  Sofia, Bulgaria
Name  Katerina Maleeva
Nephews  Marko Nokov
Katerina Maleeva Katerina Maleeva photo Michael Resnik Agent photos at

Born  7 May 1969 (age 46)Sofia, Bulgaria (1969-05-07)
Plays  Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Spouse  Georgi Stoimenov (m. 1994)
Siblings  Manuela Maleeva, Magdalena Maleeva
Similar People  Manuela Maleeva, Magdalena Maleeva, Natasha Zvereva, Helena Sukova, Zina Garrison

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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 rank list was number 6 in 1990.


Katerina Maleeva Katerina Maleeva Wimbledon 1990 QuarterFinalist

Katerina Maleeva vs. Steffi Graf 4-6, 2-6 Hamburg (F) 25.07.1988.


Katerina Maleeva The Bulgarian tennis site photos of The Maleeva family

Born in Sofia, Maleeva was the second oldest of the three children of Yuliya Berberyan and Georgi Maleev. The mother, who came from a prominent Armenian family, which found refuge in Bulgaria after the 1896 Armenian massacres in the Ottoman Empire, was the best Bulgarian tennis player in the 1960s. After she retired from professional tennis in the 1970s, Berberyan started on a coaching career. She was the coach of her three daughters, Katerina, Manuela and Magdalena, each of whom eventually became WTA top ten players.

Katerina Maleeva The Bulgarian tennis site photos of The Maleeva family

Throughout her professional career, Maleeva has won a total of 11 WTA Tour singles titles and two titles in doubles. In July 1990 she achieved her career high ranking of 6th. She has a record of 369 singles wins and 210 losses. In 1994 she married her year-long partner, Georgi Stoimenov. The couple have two children and currently live in Sofia.

Fed Cup

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Katerina Maleeva debuted for the Bulgaria Fed Cup team in 1984. Since then she has a 20–9 singles record and a 9–13 doubles record (29–22 overall).

Doubles (9–13)

  • RPO = Relegation Play-off
  • Grand Slam singles performance timeline

  • NH = tournament not held.
  • A = did not participate in the tournament.
  • SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.
  • References

    Katerina Maleeva Wikipedia