Tsvetana Pironkova announces return to professional tennis

Updated: 16 March, 2020 12:27 IST | ANI | Plovdiv (Bulgaria)

"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)

Pic courtesy/Tsvetana Pironkova's Instagram account
Pic courtesy/Tsvetana Pironkova's Instagram account

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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First Published: 16 March, 2020 11:14 IST

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