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Tennis player Sesil Karatantcheva to leave Kazakhstan

Sesil Karatantcheva. Photo courtesy of webcafe.bg Sesil Karatantcheva. Photo courtesy of webcafe.bg

Kazakhstani tennis player Sesil Karatantcheva who now capped for Kazakhstan has decided to return her Bulgarian citizenship and play for her native country, Tengrinews reports citing Vesti.kz.

“I have firmly decided to represent Bulgaria and I am ready to pay the forfeit on all the contracts. But I’m 95% sure that the agreement will be terminated by mutual consent. It is time to return home. I cannot wait to be back and play for my country,” Karatantcheva said.

Karatantcheva, 25, started representing Kazakhstan in 2009. One of the reasons for the change of citizenship, according to the tennis player, was financial hardships.

“They offered me help when I was in need. I can laugh about these memories now, but back then it was far from funny. We had some serious issues with training,” the tennis player said.

Sesil Karatantcheva occupies the 180th place in the WTA rating. Her best position in the rating was 35th when she was 16 y.o.

In 2005, Karatantcheva got to the quarterfinal of the French Open. But since she started competing for Kazakhstan, the tennis player has not come anywhere near her best results. Hopefully the return to her home soil would help her turn her luck. 

By Gyuzel Kamalova

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