Pironkova Announces Return To Professional Tennis

STARNBERG, March 15, 2020

Former Wimbledon semi-finalist Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria has announced her return to the tennis courts after a break of three years. The 32-year-old woman from Plovdiv reached a career-high at World No. 31  in the WTA Rankings in September 2010. Pironkova played her last match at Wimbledon 2017. In March 2018 she gave birth to a son.

Via social media Pironkova revealed that she has been actively preparing for three months to be able to play again in tournaments.

“Dear All, I would like to share an exciting news with you. For the past three months I have been intensively training, in order to compete at a professional level again,” she wrote in an Instagram post.

“It wasn’t an easy decision, considering the extend 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. I will soon share with you a short schedule of the tournaments that I am planing to play. I would also like to thank everyone who has been supporting me throughout my tennis journey for the past 15 years. It truly means a lot and it is definitely a source of inspiration!” 

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Здравейте, скъпи приятели! Бих искала да споделя с вас една вълнуваща новина. От близо 3 месеца провеждам активна подготовка, с цел участие на турнирите от веригата на WTA през този сезон. Не беше лесно да взема това решение, имайки предвид мащаба на предизвикателството. Все още има десетки въпросителни и неизвестни, с които е необходимо да се съобразя и справя, но това, което е най-важно, е че имам любовта и подкрепата на семейството си. Скоро ще споделя и кратка програма на първите турнири, на които планирам да участвам. Благодаря ви за вниманието и подкрепата, които ми дарявате вече повече от 15 години, означават наистина много. ❤️ …………………………………………………… Dear All, I would like to share an exciting news with you. For the past 3 months I have been intensively training, in order to compete at a professional level again. It wasn’t an easy deceison, considering the extend 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. I will soon share with you a short schedule of the tournaments that I am planing to play. I would also like to thank everyone who has been supporting me throughout my tennis journey for the past 15 years. It truly means a lot and it is definitely a source of inspiration! ❤️

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