Biographical information from WTA. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.
- Father, who placed seventh in World Cup of Rowing, was a Bulgarian National Champion and mother, a volleyball player, was also a Bulgarian National Champion
- Sisters are Gabriele (a name picked by Sesil for her favorite player Gabriela Sabatini) and Elia
- Began playing at age 5 when father introduced her
- Attributes learning English to listening to Spice Girls "all the time" and is now doing the same with Spanish by listening to Shakira
- Trains half year at Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy (he saw her play at 2003 Eddie Herr junior event and offered her a three-week scholarship) and other half in Bulgaria
- Changed nationality from Bulgaria to Kazakhstan in January 2009.
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