Tsvetana Pironkova touched the top30 in 2010 after reaching the semifinals of Wimbledon. However, her career alternated in irregularity and in 2017 she had announced the end to be able to give birth to her son Alexander. Despite that and being away from the courts, she decided to return to the tour last season and now she is on a unique journey: with a son and with the happiness of continuing to do what she enjoys so much: playing tennis. In that sense, she scored in the preliminary phase of the third Grand Slam of the season, where she debuted with a 6-1, 6-0 victory against the American Usue Maitana Arconada.
“What is my motivation? I just want to play. Currently, tennis is doing a great job of providing opportunities for players in this context,” said the Bulgarian in an interview with the Official site of the British tournament.
What’s more, Pironkova He stated: “I appreciate every game I play. Obviously, the semi-finals in 2010 were a special moment in my life and it always brings a smile to my mind when I think about it.” However, she clarified: “Beyond that, now I’m focused on getting good results and I think I can have a nice opportunity in this contest, so I’m going to try to do my best.”
THE CHALLENGE OF WINNING THREE ENCOUNTERS BEFORE GETTING INTO THE MAIN DRAW
“The qualifying phase represents a great challenge: they are three games against very good opponents who are doing everything possible to get into the main draw. I hope I can bring out my best version,” he said. His next opponent will be local tennis player Naiktha Bains.