Bulgaria's Tennis Star Pironkova out of US Open in Doubles

Sports | September 3, 2010, Friday // 08:43
Bulgaria's Tennis Star Pironkova out of US Open in Doubles: Bulgaria's Tennis Star Pironkova out of US Open in Doubles The Bulgarian top female tennis player, Tsvetana Pironkova , currently ranks 31st in the world. Photo by BGNES

The Bulgarian top female tennis player Tsvetana Pironkova has dropped out in the first round in the doubles competition of the US Open Grand Slam championship.

On Thursday, the 22-year-old Bulgarian and her Greek partner Eleni Daniilidou were defeated by Yan Chan from Taiwan and China's number 1, Zheng Jie, with 0:2 sets (2:6, 1:6).

Despite dropping out Pironkova and Daniilidou will each receive USD 5 000.

On Wednesday, Pironkova dropped out in the second round in the singles competition against 24-year-old Mandy Minella from Luxembourg (4:6, 0:6) and received USD 31 000.

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