For Bulgarian tennis fans, finding someone to cheer for is pretty tough. However, the excellent Sesil Karatantcheva has changed all of that. She’s picked up an impressive 8 titles on the ITF circuit, and has grown as a professional consistently over the years. She’s reached as high as 35th on the WTA Rankings, doing so in 2005. At Doubles level, she reached her peak at 154th, doing so in 2010.
Having previously represented Bulgaria from 2003-2009 before swapping to Kazakhstan, she returned in 2014 and still represents her home nation. She’s had a very strong career, picking up a series of title wins across the years. Most famously, though, she defeated Venus Williams en route to the last eight of the 2005 French Open. Though she was eventually defeated in the tournament, it was a major highlight in a very successful career.
She has picked up an impressive 8 ITF titles at Singles level, and has also managed to get as far as the Second Round on each of the four major Grand Slams. Her sole WTA Tour Finals final came in 2008, when she lost the Gastein Ladies to Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka.