Pavlina Stoyanova is one of those players who catches your attention immediately. Her first great success was her debute at the Us Open' 97 when she passed the three rounds of the qualifications to face Magdalena Maleeva in the first round in the main draw. Palina lost in two cets 3-6 3-6 but this was a considerable success for her.
With a constant good play and certain wins over better players ( A. Huber, E. Frazier, T. Tansugarn) she managed to keep her good ranking for a long period of time. Together with Elena Pampulova-Wagner, she won her first WTA tour doubles title. When she is in her top form she is capable of wonders. " Pavlina is a very good player and she can return everything" Says Anke Huber after her loss to Pavlina in the first round in Berlin
This year was very special for Pavlina Nola. In the beginning of the year she wasn't playing her top tennis, but with every tournament played she improved her play. Pavlina's results this year are just wonderful - she had reached the finals in Palerom, defeating on her way two seeded players and falling in the final to Nagyova in a tough match, than Pavlina reached the semifinals in Shanghai, en route she defeated the young and talented K. Brandi(No.1 seeded), to end the year as a quarterfinalist in Kuala Lumpur. As she plays the tennis of her life, surely the year 2001 will be very important and successful for Pavlina. Best of luck to her
In 1999 Pavlina Stoyanova married Grant Nola and now is living in New Zealand. She is a face of "Nike" (which sponserS her) for New Zealand