Tsvetana Kirilova Pironkova () (born 13 September 1987) is a female Bulgarian tennis player. She was born and lives in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Pironkova is right-handed and plays with a two-handed backhand. She is best known for defeating Venus Williams three times at Grand Slam tournaments. She is currently the Bulgarian No. 1
Early life and Junior career
Pironkova was born in 1987 to Kiril Enchev Pironkov, a former canoeing champion and Radosveta Chinkova Nikolova, a former swimming champion.
In 2001, Pironkova won the Atlantic Cup International Junior Tournament held in Bulgaria,