Pironkova First Bulgarian Player to Reach Grand Slam Semi-final

Sports | June 29, 2010, Tuesday // 17:07| Views: | Comments: 10
Bulgaria: Pironkova First Bulgarian Player to Reach Grand Slam Semi-final Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria celebrates her victory over Venus Williams of the US during their quarter final match for the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, in London, Britain, 29 June 2010. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Tsvetana Pironkova became the first Bulgarian player to reach semi-final at a Grand Slam tournament in the women's singles after defeating No. 2 seed Venus Williams at the Wimbledon Championships.

There will be no all-Williams final at Wimbledon after Venus Williams lost to the unseeded Bulgarian player 6:2, 6:3.

The Court One crowd gave Pironkova a standing ovation as she went off - but the 22-year-old actually walked off ahead of the beaten Venus Williams.

Four years ago Pironkova, aged then 18, kicked out Wimbledon champion Venus Williams out of the prestigious Australian Open. Williams, seeded 10th, fell 2-6, 6-0, 9- 7 to Pironkova, appearing in her first Grand Slam tennis tournament and ranked 94th.

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jingsmaboab - 30 Jun 2010 // 00:46:45

BG vs RU in the final? Symbolism...

NellieotAmerica - 29 Jun 2010 // 23:01:45


"It's on the tennis news here now that Clijsters is out. You might actually have made a correct prediction!! 8-))"

It was not a prediction on my part, I was looking at the Wimbledon web page and saw it when it happened. I can't believe That Russian nobody beat Kim Clijsters, the favorite to win! That was a BIG upset, almost as big as the Bulgarian nobody beating Venus, the Queen of Wimbledon!

Bill - 29 Jun 2010 // 20:01:49


It's on the tennis news here now that Clijsters is out. You might actually have made a correct prediction!! 8-))

Chushki - 29 Jun 2010 // 19:31:42

No idea, but you should be...........

NellieotAmerica - 29 Jun 2010 // 19:25:16

Oooops...Pironkova has Zvonareva and Serena to defeat. Zvonareva is not a problem, but Serena might be.

Are these ladies tested for steroids?

NellieotAmerica - 29 Jun 2010 // 19:11:30

Pironkova has only Kim Clijsters and Serena Williams to defeat. Good luck with that. lol

MJC - 29 Jun 2010 // 18:42:14

Fingys crossed Bill MJC

NellieotAmerica - 29 Jun 2010 // 18:41:31

Pironcheto is already famous and immortal for nailing Venus! However, Venus is 30 years old, Pironcheto is 22 years old. Age will tell in a high energy sport like tennis. Venus and Serena should retire already and let younger women take center stage. The fact that they haven't speaks volumes about their selfishness and greed.

Bill - 29 Jun 2010 // 17:59:40


It's going to be a tough fight. Even though Venus is out, she'll still have to face Serena.

MJC - 29 Jun 2010 // 17:18:25

What a talent ...Keep it up Tsvetana just 2 matches away from immortality. MJC

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