Tsvetana Pironkova announces return to professional tennis
"I will soon share with you a short schedule of the tournaments that I am planning to play," she further said. Pironkova also owns the current Bulgarian record for singles wins in Fed Cup (22)
Former Wimbledon semifinalist Tsvetana Pironkova has announced her plans to return to international tennis after a break of three years. The highest-ranked Bulgarian played her last match at Wimbledon in 2017. The 32-year-old later gave birth to a son in March 2018.
"For the past three months, I have been intensively training in order to compete at a professional level again," Pironkova wrote in an Instagram post. "It wasn't an easy decision, considering the extent of the challenge. There are many circumstances that I need to take into account, but what matters the most is that I have the love and full support of my family," she added.
In the year 2010, Pironkova became the first woman from Bulgaria to reach a Grand Slam semifinal in nearly 20 years after she qualified in the final four of Wimbledon. She also attained a career-high ranking of World No.31 in 2010.
"I will soon share with you a short schedule of the tournaments that I am planning to play," she further said. Pironkova also owns the current Bulgarian record for singles wins in Fed Cup (22).
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