Katerina Maleeva

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.

Biography

Born in 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 Sofia.

Major finals

Grand Slam finals

Doubles: 1 (0 titles, 1 runner-up)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1994 US Open Hard Robin White Jana Novotná
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
3–6, 3–6

WTA Career Finals

Singles: 20 (11–9)

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I (0–2)
Tier II (0–1)
Tier III (2–2)
Tier IV (1–2)
Tier V (4–1)
Virginia Slims (4–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (5–5)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (4–4)
Carpet (2–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 1 April 1985 Seabrook Island, USA Clay Virginia Ruzici 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 22 April 1985 Orlando, USA Clay Martina Navratilova 1–6, 0–6
Winner 2. 4 November 1985 Hilversum, Netherlands Carpet (I) Carina Karlsson 6–3, 6–2
Winner 3. 13 April 1987 Tokyo, Japan Hard Barbara Gerken 6–2, 6–3
Winner 4. 5 October 1987 Athens, Greece Clay Julie Halard 6–0, 6–1
Runner-up 2. 29 February 1988 San Antonio, USA Hard Steffi Graf 4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 3. 25 July 1988 Hamburg, West Germany Clay Steffi Graf 4–6, 2–6
Winner 5. 24 October 1988 Indianapolis, USA Hard (I) Zina Garrison 6–3, 2–6, 6–2
Winner 6. 24 July 1989 Båstad, Sweden Clay Sabine Hack 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 4. 31 July 1989 Sofia, Bulgaria Clay Isabel Cueto 2–6, 6–7(3–7)
Winner 7. 16 October 1989 Bayonne, France Hard (I) Conchita Martínez 6–2, 6–2
Winner 8. 30 October 1989 Indianapolis, USA Hard (I) Raffaella Reggi 6–4, 6–4
Winner 9. 26 March 1990 Houston, USA Clay Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6–1, 1–6, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 16 April 1990 Tampa, USA Clay Monica Seles 1–6, 0–6
Runner-up 6. 30 July 1990 Montreal, Canada Hard Steffi Graf 1–6, 7–6(10–8), 3–6
Runner-up 7. 5 August 1991 Toronto, Canada Hard Jennifer Capriati 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 8. 19 August 1991 Washington, USA Hard Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 2–6, 5–7
Winner 10. 11 November 1991 Indianapolis, USA Hard (I) Audra Keller 7–6(7–1), 6–2
Runner-up 9. 1 November 1993 Quebec, Canada Hard (I) Nathalie Tauziat 4–6, 1–6
Winner 11. 31 October 1994 Quebec, Canada Carpet (I) Brenda Schultz 6–3, 6–3

Doubles: 10 (2–8)

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–1)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I (0–1)
Tier II (1–0)
Tier III (0–1)
Tier IV (0–0)
Tier V (0–3)
Virginia Slims (1–2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–3)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (1–3)
Carpet (1–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 22 July 1985 Indianapolis, USA Clay Manuela Maleeva Penny Barg
Paula Smith
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 8 September 1986 Tokyo, Japan Carpet (I) Manuela Maleeva Bettina Bunge
Steffi Graf
1–6, 7–6(9–7), 2–6
Runner-up 2. 14 September 1987 Tokyo, Japan Carpet (I) Manuela Maleeva Anne White
Robin White
1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 11 July 1988 Brussels, Belgium Clay Raffaella Reggi Mercedes Paz
Tine Scheuer-Larsen
6–7(3–7), 1–6
Runner-up 4. 8 August 1988 Sofia, Bulgaria Hard (I) Sabrina Goleš Conchita Martínez
Barbara Paulus
6–1, 1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 24 July 1989 Båstad, Sweden Clay Sabrina Goleš Mercedes Paz
Tine Scheuer-Larsen
2–6, 5–7
Winner 2. 3 February 1992 Essen, Germany Carpet (I) Barbara Rittner Sabine Appelmans
Claudia Porwik
7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 4 May 1992 Rome, Italy Clay Barbara Rittner Monica Seles
Helena Suková
1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 7. 1 November 1993 Quebec, Canada Hard (I) Nathalie Tauziat Katrina Adams
Manon Bollegraf
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 8. 29 August 1994 US Open Hard Robin White Jana Novotná
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
3–6, 3–6

ITF Singles Circuit finals: 3 (2–1)

Singles: 2 (1–1)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 11 June 1984 Lyon, France Clay Mercedes Paz 7–6, 3–6, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 16 July 1984 Cava Tirr, Italy Clay Laura Garrone 1–6, 5–7

Doubles: 1 (1–0)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 23 September 1985 Sofia, Bulgaria Clay Manuela Maleeva Yvona Brzáková
Hana Fukarková
6–1, 6–2

Fed Cup

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).

Singles (20–9)

Edition Round Date Against Surface Opponent W/L Result
1984 World Group I R1 15 July 1984  Great Britain Clay Anne Hobbs W 6–4, 3–6, 6–2
R2 16 July 1984  Soviet Union Svetlana Cherneva W 7–6, 6–3
QF 18 July 1984  Yugoslavia Sabrina Goleš L 4–6, 5–7
1985 World Group I R1 6 October 1985  Soviet Union Hard Elena Eliseenko W 6–4, 6–2
R2 8 October 1985  Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec W 6–4, 6–2
QF 10 October 1985  Great Britain Jo Durie W 6–2, 4–6, 8–6
SF 12 October 1985  Czechoslovakia Helena Suková W 6–3, 7–6(8–6)
1986 World Group I R1 20 July 1986  Soviet Union Clay Natasha Zvereva W 4–6, 6–1, 6–2
R2 21 July 1986  France Nathalie Tauziat W 7–6(7–5), 7–6(8–6)
QF 23 July 1986  West Germany Bettina Bunge L 6–2, 3–6, 3–6
1987 World Group I R1 26 July 1987  Greece Hard Olga Tsarbopoulou W 6–0, 6–0
R2 27 July 1987  Indonesia Suzanna Anggarkusuma W 6–1, 6–1
QF 29 July 1987  Australia Anne Minter W 6–2, 6–2
SF 31 July 1987  United States Pam Shriver L 3–6, 6–7
1989 World Group I R1 1 October 1989  South Korea Hard Im Sook-ja W 6–2, 6–2
R2 3 October 1989  Argentina Patricia Tarabini W 6–1, 6–0
QF 5 October 1989  Australia Elizabeth Smylie W 6–2, 6–1
1991 World Group I R1 22 July 1991  Hungary Hard Virág Csurgó W 6–0, 6–2
R2 24 July 1991  United States Mary Joe Fernández L 2–6, 1–6
1992 World Group I R1 14 July 1992  Australia Clay Nicole Bradtke L 6–3, 4–6, 0–6
RPO 16 July 1992  Romania Irina Spîrlea W 6–1, 6–0
RPO 17 July 1992  Hungary Andrea Temesvári W 6–3, 6–4
1993 World Group I R1 19 July 1993  South Korea Clay Kim Yeon-sook W 6–0, 6–2
R2 21 July 1993  Argentina Inés Gorrochategui L 1–6, 5–7
1994 World Group I R1 19 July 1994  Croatia Clay Nadin Ercegović W 6–0, 6–3
R2 21 July 1994  Indonesia Romana Tedjakusuma W 6–2, 6–1
QF 22 July 1994  France Julie Halard L 3–6, 6–3, 2–6
1995 World Group I QF 22 April 1995 Carpet (I) Arantxa Sánchez Vicario L 3–6, 3–6
23 April 1995 Conchita Martínez L 2–6, 1–6

Doubles (9–13)

Edition Round Date Partner Against Surface Opponents W/L Result
1984 World Group I R1 15 July 1984 Manuela Maleeva  Great Britain Clay Amanda Brown
Anne Hobbs
W 7–6, 7–5
R2 16 July 1984 Manuela Maleeva  Soviet Union Elena Eliseenko
Larisa Savchenko
L 7–5, 5–7, 1–6
QF 18 July 1984 Manuela Maleeva  Yugoslavia Sabrina Goleš
Mima Jaušovec
L 3–6, 1–6
1985 World Group I R1 6 October 1985 Manuela Maleeva  Soviet Union Hard Natalia Egorova
Svetlana Cherneva
W 6–3, 7–5
R2 8 October 1985 Manuela Maleeva  Yugoslavia Sabrina Goleš
Aila Winkler
W 6–4, 7–6(9–7)
QF 10 October 1985 Manuela Maleeva  Great Britain Jo Durie
Anne Hobbs
L 4–5, Ret.
SF 12 October 1985 Manuela Maleeva  Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
Helena Suková
L 3–6, 6–7(4–7)
1986 World Group I R1 20 July 1986 Manuela Maleeva  Soviet Union Clay Svetlana Cherneva
Larisa Savchenko
L 6–1, 4–6, 1–6
QF 23 July 1986 Manuela Maleeva  West Germany Bettina Bunge
Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
L 4–6, 2–6
1987 World Group I SF 31 July 1987 Dora Rangelova  United States Hard Chris Evert
Pam Shriver
L 1–6, 1–6
1989 World Group I R1 1 October 1989 Manuela Maleeva  South Korea Hard Kim Il-soon
Lee Jeong-myung
W 7–5, 6–0
R2 3 October 1989 Manuela Maleeva  Argentina Florencia Labat
Mercedes Paz
W 6–1, 3–6, 6–1
QF 5 October 1989 Manuela Maleeva  Australia Elizabeth Smylie
Janine Tremelling
L 7–5, 4–6, 0–6
1991 World Group I R1 22 July 1991 Magdalena Maleeva  Hungary Hard Virág Csurgó
Ágnes Gee
W 6–1, 6–2
R2 24 July 1991 Magdalena Maleeva  United States Gigi Fernández
Zina Garrison-Jackson
L 2–6, 1–6
1992 World Group I R1 14 July 1992 Magdalena Maleeva  Australia Hard Nicole Bradtke
Rennae Stubbs
L 2–6, 1–6
RPO 17 July 1992 Elena Pampoulova  Hungary Virág Csurgó
Kata Györke
W 7–6(8–6), 4–6, 6–1
1993 World Group I R1 19 July 1993 Lubomira Bacheva  South Korea Clay Kim Il-soon
Park Sung-hee
L 6–3, 6–7(2–7), 1–4, Ret.
R2 21 July 1993 Magdalena Maleeva  Argentina Inés Gorrochategui
Patricia Tarabini
L 7–5, 4–6, 2–6
1994 World Group I R1 19 July 1994 Magdalena Maleeva  Croatia Clay Iva Majoli
Maja Murić
W 6–2, 6–3
QF 22 July 1994 Magdalena Maleeva  France Julie Halard
Nathalie Tauziat
L 2–6, 6–3, 2–6
1995 World Group I QF 23 April 1995 Magdalena Maleeva Carpet (I) Neus Ávila Bonastre
Virginia Ruano Pascual
W 6–0, 6–1
  • RPO = Relegation Play-off

Grand Slam singles performance timeline

Tournament 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Australian Open A 3R NH A A A QF QF 4R 4R 1R 1R Q1 A 0 / 7 16–7
French Open A 3R 4R 4R 1R 4R QF 3R 2R 4R 2R 1R Q2 A 0 / 11 22–11
Wimbledon A 1R 3R 1R 4R A QF 4R QF 1R 1R 1R A A 0 / 10 16–10
US Open A 1R 3R 3R QF 2R 4R 3R 3R QF 2R A A A 0 / 10 21–10
SR 0 / 0 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 38 75–38
Year End Ranking 93 28 29 13 11 15 6 11 16 22 36 302 231 NR
  • 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.

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