|Country (sports) Bulgaria|
Prize money $2,187,183
Weight 55 kg
Height 1.68 m
|Turned pro 1984|
Role Tennis player
Residence Sofia, Bulgaria
Name Katerina Maleeva
Nephews Marko Nokov
|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
1990 monica seles def katerina maleeva
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.
- 1990 monica seles def katerina maleeva
- Fed Cup
- Doubles (9–13)
- Grand Slam singles performance timeline
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.
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.
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).