Bulgaria's Pironkova Climbs Up World Tennis RankingSports | July 18, 2016, Monday // 11:20| views
Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria returns to Belinda Bencic of Switzerland during their first round match of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, in London, Britain, June 29, 2016. EPA/BGNES
The highest-ranking Bulgarian tennis player, Tsvetana Pironkova, has advanced in the global ranking by moving 2 spots up, the Women's Tennis Association website shows.
As of Monday, July 18, she ranks 65th, up from her previous 67th place.
The result has been part of a comeback for Pironkova, who had dropped out of Top 100 for a brief period of time in May, but has been gradually recovering in June and July.
By contrast, Grigor Dimitrov, the highest-ranking male tennis player of Bulgaria, has dropped three spots in the ATP ranking, currently holding the 40th position, a year-and-a-half after having been part of the world's top 10.