GUTTED! Tsvetana Pironkova Fails To Make It for the Tokyo Olympics 2020

Published 07/17/2021, 11:09 AM EDT
PARIS, FRANCE – SEPTEMBER 28: Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria looks on during her Women’s Singles first round match against Andrea Petkovic of Germany on day two of the 2020 French Open at Roland Garros on September 28, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Bulgarian tennis player Tsvetana Pironkova has been on Tour for a fair amount of time. She started her career in 2007 on the main stage and within two years, got into the top 50 rankings. The veteran still continues to cause upsets from time to time.

Recently, it was revealed that Tsvetana Pironkova has failed to make it for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. The Bulgarian player missed out due to the inability to get the required amount of points. It will come as a huge disappointment as the 33-year-old will have dimmer chances when the next Olympics Games are scheduled to take place. 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 09: Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria celebrates winning the first set during her Women’s Singles quarterfinal match against Serena Williams of the United States on Day Ten of the 2020 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 9, 2020 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

However, it was not confirmed by the Bulgarian player that she would be competing or not. Although, with the current scenario, it is impossible also if she decides to feature for her nation. 


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Tsvetana Pironkova has performed well at the Grand Slams 

Reflecting on Pironkova’s career, she has managed to win only one title. However, her performances in the Grand Slam events have been more noteworthy. In 2010, the Bulgarian player made it to the semifinal of the Wimbledon Championships. Later in 2016, she reached the quarterfinal of the French Open

Last year, she made it to the quarterfinal of the US Open for the first time. Unfortunately, she has not been able to go past the second round at the Australian Open. 

Mar 25, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria hits a backhand against Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus (not pictured) in the second round of the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Coming onto the Tokyo Olympics 2020, there are many prominent names that are absent from the event this year. Players such as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams are a few to name. There are various reasons, some aren’t playing due to the restrictions and then there are some who are dealing with injuries. 

The event is scheduled to take place from the 23rd of July and will end on the 8th of August. We wish all the athletes the best of luck at the games. 


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Pironkova missing the Olympics by one spot 😥

(Not saying she was going to play it, but still …)


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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.