Tsvetana Pironkova (Bulgarian: Цветана Кирилова Пиронкова) (born 13 September 1987) is a Bulgarian tennis player and the current no. 1 Bulgarian in the WTA rankings. Pironkova is right-handed and plays with a two-handed backhand. She is best known for reaching the semifinals of Wimbledon at the 2010 Championships and the quarterfinals the following year (earning her the nickname "The Wimbledon Darkhorse"), and for defeating Venus Williams three times at Grand Slam tournaments, twice at Wimbledon. She has won one WTA title at 2014 Apia International and six ITF titles in her career. Her highest WTA Singles ranking is 31 which she achieved on 13 September 2010. Pironkova has been recognized by The New York Times for her "cerebral" grass-court abilities, and named one of the most beautiful women in sports by MSN.