Stefani Stoeva
Stefani Stoeva (cropped).jpg
Personal information
CountryBulgaria
Born (1995-09-23) 23 September 1995 (age 26)[1]
Galabovo, Bulgaria[1]
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Years active2009–present
HandednessRight
Women's doubles
Highest ranking8 (with Gabriela Stoeva 8 November 2018)
Current ranking9 (with Gabriela Stoeva 3 May 2022)
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  Bulgaria
European Games
Gold medal – first place 2015 Baku Women's doubles
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2018 Huelva Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2021 Kyiv Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2022 Madrid Women's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2017 Kolding Women's doubles
European Women's Team Championships
Silver medal – second place 2016 Kazan Women's team
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Basel Women's team
European Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2013 Ankara Women's singles
Gold medal – first place 2013 Ankara Women's doubles
BWF profile

Stefani Stoeva (Bulgarian: Стефани Стоева; born 23 September 1995) is a Bulgarian badminton player specializing in doubles. Her current partner is her older sister, Gabriela Stoeva. They competed at the 2016 and 2020 Summer Olympics.[2] The duo together have won gold medals in the 2015 European Games and three successive European Championships in 2018, 2021 and 2022 editions.[3][4] Stefani Stoeva has also won some individual titles in women's singles competition.

Career

Stefani playing with her sister, Gabriela
Stefani playing with her sister, Gabriela

Stoeva started playing badminton at age 9 at the Haskovo School Club in 2007. She won gold medals at the U17 European Championships in the girls' singles and doubles.[5] At the 2014 Scottish Open Grand Prix, she won in the women's doubles event, partnered with Gabriela Stoeva. They beat Heather Olver and Lauren Smith of England in the finals round with the score 21-7, 21-15.[6]

In 2015, she won the Dutch Open in women's doubles against the top seeds, World No.7 Eefje Muskens and Selena Piek of Nederlands with the score 24–22, 21–15 in the final.[7] She won the Russian Open against Johanna Goliszewski and Carla Nelte of German 21–15, 21–17.[8] She competed in the European Games, and won gold in the women's doubles alongside her sister.[9]

In 2016, Stoeva competed at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, but did not advance to the knocked-out stage after placing third in the group D stage.[10]

In 2017, she became the women's doubles runner-up at the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold. They lost to China pair Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan with the score 16–21, 15–21.[11] The sisters also won the silver medal at the European Championships.[12]

In 2021, she won her second European Championships title.[13]

Achievements

European Games

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Baku Sports Hall, Baku, Azerbaijan Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva Russia Ekaterina Bolotova
Russia Evgeniya Kosetskaya
21–12, 23–21
Gold
Gold

European Championships

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Sydbank Arena, Kolding, Denmark Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva Denmark Christinna Pedersen
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
11–21, 21–15, 11–21
Silver
Silver
2018 Palacio de los Deportes Carolina Marín, Huelva, Spain Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva France Émilie Lefel
France Anne Tran
21–12, 21–10
Gold
Gold
2021 Palace of Sports, Kyiv, Ukraine Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva England Chloe Birch
England Lauren Smith
21–14, 21–19
Gold
Gold
2022 Polideportivo Municipal Gallur, Madrid, Spain Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva Germany Linda Efler
Germany Isabel Lohau
21–14, 21–10
Gold
Gold

European Junior Championships

Girls' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2013 ASKI Sport Hall, Ankara, Turkey Denmark Line Kjærsfeldt 21–13, 23–25, 21–19
Gold
Gold

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 ASKI Sport Hall, Ankara, Turkey Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva Denmark Julie Finne-Ipsen
Denmark Rikke Søby Hansen
21–11, 21–18
Gold
Gold

BWF World Tour (8 titles, 6 runners-up)

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[14] is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour is divided into levels of World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[15]

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Level Opponent Score Result
2018 Swiss Open Super 300 Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva Japan Ayako Sakuramoto
Japan Yukiko Takahata
21–19, 15–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 Orléans Masters Super 100 Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva France Delphine Delrue
France Léa Palermo
21–8, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Dutch Open Super 100 Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva Netherlands Selena Piek
Netherlands Cheryl Seinen
21–17, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 French Open Super 750 Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva Japan Mayu Matsumoto
Japan Wakana Nagahara
14–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 SaarLorLux Open Super 100 Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva Indonesia Ni Ketut Mahadewi Istarani
Indonesia Rizki Amelia Pradipta
22–20, 15–21, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Scottish Open Super 100 Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva France Émilie Lefel
France Anne Tran
21–16, 21–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Dutch Open Super 100 Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva Japan Rin Iwanaga
Japan Kie Nakanishi
21–10, 22–20 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2020 Spain Masters Super 300 Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva Indonesia Greysia Polii
Indonesia Apriyani Rahayu
21–18, 20–22, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2020 SaarLorLux Open Super 100 Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva Denmark Amalie Magelund
Denmark Freja Ravn
21–8, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2021 Swiss Open Super 300 Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva Malaysia Pearly Tan
Malaysia Thinaah Muralitharan
19–21, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2021 Orléans Masters Super 100 Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva Thailand Jongkolphan Kititharakul
Thailand Rawinda Prajongjai
16–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2022 German Open Super 300 Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
16–21, 30–29, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2022 Swiss Open Super 300 Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva Germany Linda Efler
Germany Isabel Lohau
21–14, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2022 Orléans Masters Super 100 Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva Germany Stine Küspert
Germany Emma Moszczyński
21–15, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

BWF Grand Prix (3 titles, 3 runners-up)

The BWF Grand Prix had two levels, the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It was a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and played between 2007 and 2017.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Brasil Open Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva Germany Johanna Goliszewski
Germany Carla Nelte
5–11, 7–11, 11–4, 10–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Scottish Open Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva England Heather Olver
England Lauren Smith
21–7, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Russian Open Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva Germany Johanna Goliszewski
Germany Carla Nelte
21–15, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Dutch Open Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva Netherlands Eefje Muskens
Netherlands Selena Piek
24–22, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Dutch Open Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva Australia Setyana Mapasa
Australia Gronya Somerville
21–17, 17–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2017 Swiss Open Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
16–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (28 titles, 9 runners-up)

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2011 Hungarian International Denmark Camilla Sørensen 23–21 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Bulgarian Hebar Open Belarus Alesia Zaitsava 17–21, 21–18, 10–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Bulgarian International Bulgaria Petya Nedelcheva 9–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Indonesia International Indonesia Dinar Dyah Ayustine 21–13, 15–21, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Bulgarian Eurasia Open Bulgaria Linda Zetchiri 21–16, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Turkey International Turkey Neslihan Yiğit 14–21, 21–16, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Slovenian International Netherlands Soraya de Visch Eijbergen 21–18, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 White Nights Bulgaria Petya Nedelcheva 14–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Turkiye Open Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva England Alexandra Langley
England Lauren Smith
21–14, 16–21, 21–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Banuinvest International Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva Denmark Sandra-Maria Jensen
Denmark Line Kjærsfeldt
19–21, 21–17, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Bulgarian Hebar Open Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva Bulgaria Rumiana Ivanova
Bulgaria Dimitria Popstoikova
15–21, 21–14, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Bulgarian International Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva Turkey Özge Bayrak
Turkey Neslihan Yiğit
21–9, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Turkey International Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva Turkey Özge Bayrak
Turkey Neslihan Yiğit
19–21, 21–14, 23–21 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Bulgarian Eurasia Open Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva Bulgaria Petya Nedelcheva
Bulgaria Dimitria Popstoikova
11–21, 8–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Belgian International Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva Scotland Imogen Bankier
Bulgaria Petya Nedelcheva
21–13, 11–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Bulgarian International Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva United States Eva Lee
United States Paula Lynn Obañana
21–15, 21–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Turkey International Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva Turkey Özge Bayrak
Turkey Neslihan Yiğit
21–15, 21–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Austrian International Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva Russia Olga Golovanova
Russia Viktoriia Vorobeva
21–17, 20–22, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Orléans International Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva Scotland Imogen Bankier
Bulgaria Petya Nedelcheva
14–21, 7–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Finnish Open Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva Denmark Line Damkjær Kruse
Denmark Marie Røpke
17–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Slovenian International Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva Russia Victoria Dergunova
Russia Olga Morozova
21–16, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Spanish Open Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva Scotland Imogen Bankier
Scotland Kirsty Gilmour
21–14, 21–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Swiss International Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva Indonesia Meiliana Jauhari
Indonesia Aprilsasi Putri Lejarsar Variella
11–6, 11–5, 11–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Turkey International Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva Turkey Özge Bayrak
Turkey Neslihan Yiğit
21–11, 21–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Orléans International Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva England Heather Olver
England Lauren Smith
22–20, 16–21, 21–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Spanish International Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva Russia Anastasia Chervyakova
Russia Olga Morozova
21–16, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Bulgarian International Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva United States Eva Lee
United States Paula Lynn Obañana
21–14, 21–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Welsh International Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva England Heather Olver
England Lauren Smith
21–10, 22–20 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Irish Open Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva Denmark Julie Finne-Ipsen
Denmark Rikke Søby Hansen
21–10, 22–24, 21–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Italian International Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva Australia Setyana Mapasa
Australia Gronya Somerville
21–19, 18–21, 13–6 retired 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Turkey International Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva Turkey Özge Bayrak
Turkey Neslihan Yiğit
21–19, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 Bulgarian Open Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva Turkey Bengisu Erçetin
Turkey Nazlıcan İnci
21–16, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Bulgarian Open Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva Denmark Amalie Magelund
Denmark Freja Ravn
21–16, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Spanish International Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva France Émilie Lefel
France Anne Tran
21–8, 21–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Belgian International Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva Canada Rachel Honderich
Canada Kristen Tsai
21–16, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Italian International Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva Russia Ekaterina Bolotova
Russia Alina Davletova
21–11, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2020 Bulgarian International Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva Bulgaria Maria Delcheva
Bulgaria Hristomira Popovska
21–8, 21–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament
  BWF Future Series tournament

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