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Tsvetana Pironkova and Maggie Maleeva on the court together in Israel in February 

Tsvetana Pironkova and Maggie Maleeva on the court together in Israel in February


Exclusive Tandem Tsvetana Pironkova - Magdalena Maleeva of Bulgaria will present the Fed Cup from 1 to 5 February in the Israeli city of Eilat. Then will be the return of the smallest of the Maleeva sisters in our national team.

Bulgaria in its history, there are 32 contributions from the unofficial world team tennis tournament for women. Natsionalkite we are part of the Fed Cup since 1966 and have twice reached the semifinals in the World Group (1985 and 1987). Since 1997, however, are part of the first group of Euro-African zone. For the last after playing an excellent match as captain of Bulgaria in Antalya, former № 4 Maggie Maleeva in the world game in mid-July 2005 in the play-ofa Tokyo with Tsvetana Pironkova, Sesil Karatantcheva and Maria Penkova.

In the Israeli town of Eilat in early February will involve 15 teams in the first group of Zone Europe / Africa. Among female players, which are expected to participate are the world's № 1 Caroline Wozniacki, Victoria Azarenka, Shahar Peer, Agnieszka Radwanska, Lamb Sava and many other stars of world tennis. According to the rules of the competition the top two teams in the final standings will play in the playoffs for the World Group II in April 2011 and the last two would fall below in the second group in the area. Bulgaria plays consistently in the first group of 14 years and our biggest successes in the World Group semifinals in 1985 and 1987

Bulgaria ended in 2010 under number 43 of 94 teams in the top of the Fed Cup. Our national team, led by Tsvetana Pironkova and Dora Rangelova captain, playing in the first group of Euro-African zone in February in Portugal. Female players we lost to HollandIsrael and her and beat Slovenia, but in a match to remain regard success over Portugal.

"With the experience, knowledge and skills Maggie Maleeva can undoubtedly be extremely useful for our team. This is another good news, moreover, comes at the end of a very successful for the Bulgarian tennis year - as evidenced by the fact that for the first time two players fell among the top ten athletes of Bulgaria, "said President Stephen BFTenis Tsvetkov.

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