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135 in singles
160 in doubles
US Open
Flushing Meadows, New York, USA
28 July 2010
Q-R32: Mirjana Lucic (CRO)
L 1-6 4-6


• Successful Start for Karatantcheva at the Qualies of Australian Open
14 January 2011

Sesil Karatantcheva started with a convincing win of 6-3 6-1 against the Australian Monika Wejnert, WTA rank 499, in the first round of the qualifications of the first Grand Slam tournament of the year in Melbourne.

In the second round Sesil will play seed 13 the Japanese Misaki Doi, WTA rank 133.


• After Losing First Set 0-6 Sesil Wins at Istanbul Cup
24 July 2010

On Saturday, 24 July 2010, Sesil Karatantcheva started her participation in the qualifications of the 220'00 WTA International tournament in Istanbul, Turkey as Seed 5. In the first round she won against the Belorussian Ekaterina Dzehalvich 0-6 6-1 6-3. For her win Karatantcheva gained 6 WTA ranking points. On Sunday Sesil will play the Frenchwoman Severine Beltrame who is currently ranked No 182 but with best ranking of 34 back in 2007.


• Nuria Llagostera Vives of Spaiin Defeated Sesil Karatantcheva
16 June 2010

Sesil Karatantcheva was stopped by the Spaniard Nuria Llagostera Vives in the second round of the qualifications of Wimbledon in 3 sets 3-6 6-2 3-6. Karatantcheva gained 40 ranking points bit would lose positions as last year she succeeded to reach the first round of the main draw.

Later today Sesil Karatantcheva and Tsvetana Pironkova will start in the qualifications of the doubles tournament.


• Sesil Karatancyeva Defeated Seed 2 of the Qualifications of Wimbledon
15 June 2010

Karatantcheva succeeded to win in the first round of the qualifications of the 3rd Grand Slam tournament of the year. At the start in Wimbledon Sesil defeated WAT Rank 84 the Swede Johanna Jenny Larsson in 3 sets 4-6 6-3 6-4.

In the second round Karatantcheva will play 30 years-old Nuria Llagostera Vives from Spain. Vives has a current WTA rank of 179 while her best ranking was No 35 back in 2005. Sesil and Nuria have played twice before, both matches in 2009. At Australian Open Karatantcheva won with a score of 2-6 6-1 6-2 and then at Kremlin Cup in Moscow Vives won in the qualifications with a result of 6-2 6-1.


• Seed 2 Johanna Jenny Larsson of Sweden Is the Opponent of Karatantcheva at the Start of the Qualies of Wimbledon
14 June 2010

Sesil Karatantcheva will start in the qualifications of the 3rd Grand Slam tournament in Wimbledon against Seed 2 and current WTA rank 84 Johanna Jenny Larsson of Sweden. The match is at 11:00 GMT on Court 4 on Tuesday.


• Karatantcheva at WTA Rank 127
14 June 2010

After reaching the quarterfinals in Birmmigham Karatantcheva added 80 WRA ranking points and this way made a substantial jump to position 127.

This week Karatantcheva starts at the qualifications of Wimbledon.


• Sharapova - Karatantcheva at the Quarterfinals in Birmingham
10 June 2010

Sesil Karatantcheva continues her brilliant presentation at AEGON Classic in Birmingham. She succeeded to defeat in 3 sets the title defender Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia, Seed 10 and WTA rank 45. Karatantcheva gained 80 WTA ranking points so far.

In the quarterfinals Sesil will play Maria Sharapova, Seed 2 of the main draw and current WTA 17, ex No 1 back in 2005. The two players have played 3 times before in 2004 and 2005 and Sharapova won all the 3 matches. This year Sharapova won 2 WTA tournaments and this way her total titles became 22.


• Karatantcheva Defeated No 31 Shvedova in Birmingham
9 June 2010

Sesil Karatantcheva continues her winning series on grass at AEGON Classic in Birmingham, Great Britain. In a match of the second round between representatives of Kazakhstan Sesil defeated in straight sets Yaroslava Shvedova 6-4 6-4. So far Karatantcheva gained 40 WTA ranking points including the 10 points from the qualifications. In the 3rd round Sesil will play Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia, Seed 10 of the tournament and WTA rank 45, who is the defending champion here, or Ekaterina Makarova of Russia.


• Sesil Karatantcheva Wins in the First Round at AEGON Classic
7 June 2010

Sesil Karatantcheva passed to the second round of the WTA tournament on Grass in Birmingham after defeating in straight sets 6-3 6-4 the British player Katie O'Brien. The second round match will be between 2 players from Kazakhstan - the Bulgarian Karatantcheva will play the Russian Yarolava Shvedova (Seed 6, WTA rank 31).


• Karatantcheva Entered the Main Draw in Birmingham
6 June 2010

In the second round of the qualifications of the WTA tournament in Birmingham, Great Britain, Sesil Karatantcheva defeated the local Naomi Cavaday in 3 sets 6-4 6-7(2) 7-6(4) and qualified for the main draw.

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Note on name spelling: Sesil Karatantcheva is Bulgarian. Bulgaria uses the Cyrillic alphabet. That's why the Bulgarian names are transliterated in Latin alphabet. Unfortunately there's no common transliteration table and what happens is that either every person decides how to transliterate his name or some journalists translitarate it. Very often the more common translitaration is different from the one written in the passport. And this is the case with the surname of Sesil. She's known as either Karatantcheva (used by WTA) or Karatancheva (on some Bulgarian English language media). Regardless of the transliteration it shoud be pronounced [ka:-ra:-'tan-che:-va:].

Her first name is transliterated as Sesil although some people might write it like Secile, Cecile, Secil. The way it should be prnounced is [se-'sil].

In Bulgarian language her name is Сесил Каратанчева. In Russian language her name is written Сесиль Каратанчева.

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