Manuela Maleeva (43)
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Manuela Georgieva Maleeva-Fragniere (Bulgarian: Мануела Георгиева Малеева) (born 14 February 1967) is a former professional tennis player from Bulgaria. She played on the Women's Tennis Association tour between 1982 and 1994. Maleeva also sometimes played for Switzerland.
Maleeva was born in Sofia, the oldest of the four children of Yulia Berberyan and Georgi Maleev. Her mother, who came from an Armenian family that found refuge in Bulgaria after the 1896 Armenian massacres in the Ottoman Empire, was the best Bulgarian tennis player in the 1960s. After she retired from professional tennis in the 1970s, Berberyan started a coaching career. She coached all three of her daughters, Manuela, Katerina, and Magdalena, each of whom became WTA top ten players.
In 1982, Maleeva won the junior French Open. Later that year, she made her debut on the senior tour and ended the year ranked in the top 200.
In 1984, Maleeva won five tournaments and recorded wins over Chris Evert, Hana Mandlikova, Helena Suková, Claudia Kohde-Kilsch, Wendy Turnbull, Kathy Jordan, and Zina Garrison Jackson. After winning the tournament in Indianapolis, Maleeva rose to World No. 3 in the rankings. Once in the top ten, she did not leave it until 1992. Also in 1984, Maleeva won her only Grand Slam title – in mixed doubles at the US Open with American Tom Gullikson.
In 1988, Maleeva won a bronze medal in singles at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.
In 1992 and 1993, Maleeva registered her all-time best achievement in Grand Slam singles competition when she reached the semifinals of the US Open both years (in 1992 after beating her sister, Magdalena, in the quarterfinals).
In 1994, Maleeva retired from professional tennis.
During her 12-year carrier, Maleeva won 19 WTA Tour singles titles, four doubles titles, and one mixed doubles title. She teamed with Jakob Hlasek to help Switzerland win the Hopman Cup in 1992 and, while playing for Bulgaria, twice reached the semifinals of Fed Cup (1985 and 1987).
Maleeva has been married since 1987 to former Swiss tennis player Francois Fragniere. They live near Geneva and have two girls and a boy.
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Grand Slam singles performance timeline
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Manuela Maleeva at the International Tennis Federation
Manuela Maleeva at the Fed Cup
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