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Irina-Camelia Begu

Irina-Camelia Begu
  • Residence: Bucharest, Romania
  • Date of Birth: 26 Aug 1990
  • Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
  • Height: 5' 11" (1.81 m)
  • Weight: 148 lbs. (67 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
  • Status: Pro

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Irina-Camelia Begu Biography

Currently without a coach ... Mother is Steluta (civil servant); father is Paul (electrician); brother is Andrei ... Started playing tennis at age 3 with aunt, who was a coach ... Favorite surface is clay ... Did gymnastics and played handball when younger ... Idol growing up was Martina Hingis ... Best tennis memory was winning European 16 & Under title in 2006 ... Favorite city is New York; favorite tournament was Marbella.
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Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles 0 1
WTA Doubles Titles 0 4
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles 0 11
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles 0 19
Prize Money $182,533 $1,543,554
W/L - Singles 7 - 5 268 - 163
W/L - Doubles 5 - 3 184 - 103
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Results

RIO DE JANEIRO

WTA // BRAZIL // 16-Feb-2015 // $250,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 34 // Seed/Entry: 2/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win Olivia Rogowska (AUS) 195 6-1 6-3
R16 Win Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) 214 6-2 6-4
Q Win Julia Glushko (ISR) 149 6-1 6-2
S Loss [6] Anna Schmiedlova (SVK) 75 6-3 4-6 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+110

Prize Money

$11,500
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Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
35 41 59
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
23-Feb-2015 (33) 30-Jul-2012 (35)
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2014 - Second-best season to date (finishing No.42 - finished 2011 at No.40); runner-up at Moscow (l. to Pavlyuchenkova); SF at Oeiras (l. to Suárez Navarro); QF at Rio de Janeiro (l. to Pereira); reached 2r five times (incl. Wimbledon and US Open); fell 1r seven times (incl. Australian Open) and in qualifying five times (incl. Roland Garros); won two WTA doubles titles; won three singles titles and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2013 - Injury-marred season (finishing No.124); QF at Seoul; reached 2r eight times (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r eight times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying three times; won one WTA doubles title; struggled w/right shoulder injury throughout season (retired in Pattaya City 1r and Acapulco 2r and withdrew from Marrakech, Oeiras, Brussels and Nürnberg).

2012 - Near-Top 50 season (finishing No.52); won first WTA title at Tashkent (d. Vekic in final); SF three times at Acapulco (l. to Pennetta), Palermo (l. to Errani) and Linz (l. to Azarenka); QF at Fès; reached 2r six times (incl. Roland Garros, US Open and 's-Hertogenbosch - l. to Schiavone 62 26 76(8); held 8mp in tie-break - 6mp at 6-0 and 2mp at 7-6 and 8-7); fell 1r nine times (incl. other two majors, Olympics) and in qualifying twice; won one WTA doubles title; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2011 - First Top 50 season; runner-up twice at Marbella (l. to Azarenka in final) and Budapest (l. to Vinci in final); SF at Dallas (l. to Lisicki); QF at Palermo; reached 2r three times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r four times (incl. Wimbledon, US Open) and in qualifying twice (incl. Australian Open); made Top 100 debut on April 11 (rose from No.138 to No.97) and Top 50 debut on July 25 (rose from No.56 to No.46).

2010 - Fell 1r once and in qualifying twice (incl. Wimbledon); won one singles title and five doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2009 - Played first WTA main draw at Budapest, falling 1r (as LL, l. to Peer); fell in qualifying six times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open).

2008 - Won four singles titles and five doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2007 - Won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2006 - Won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2005 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit in Romania.
SINGLES
Winner (1): 2012 - Tashkent.
Finalist (3): 2014 - Moscow; 2011 - Marbella, Budapest.

DOUBLES
Winner (4): 2014 - Rio de Janeiro (w/Irigoyen), Seoul (w/Arruabarrena); 2013 - 's-Hertogenbosch (w/Medina Garrigues); 2012 - Hobart (w/Niculescu).
Finalist (3): 2015 - Rio de Janeiro (w/Irigoyen); 2012 - Fès (w/Cadantu), Luxembourg (w/Niculescu).

ADDITIONAL
Romanian Fed Cup Team, 2015; Romanian Olympic Team, 2012.

Overall Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles 0 1
WTA Doubles Titles 0 4
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles 0 11
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles 0 19
Prize Money $182,533 $1,543,554
W/L - Singles 7 - 5 268 - 163
W/L - Doubles 5 - 3 184 - 103

Matchfacts

Service Record YTD Return Record YTD
Aces 33 1st Serve Return Points Won 41.2%
Double Faults 37 2nd Serve Return Points Won 57%
1st Serve 64.2% Break Points Opportunities 101
1st Serve Points Won 59.9% Break Points Converted 42.6%
2nd Serve Points Won 44.2% Return Games Played 98
Break Points Faced 79 Return Games Won 43.9%
Break Points Saved 53.2% Return Points Won 46.8%
Service Games Played 99 Total Points Won 50.5%
Service Games Won 62.6%
Service Points Won 54.3%

Grand Slam History

Singles

W/L   2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
4 / 4 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 4r 1r 2r 1r - - - -
2 / 3 FRENCH OPEN - - 1r 2r 2r - - -
1 / 4 WIMBLEDON - 2r 1r 1r 1r - - -
2 / 4 US OPEN - 2r 1r 2r 1r - - -

Doubles

W/L   2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
6 / 4 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2r 1r 3r QF - - - -
3 / 3 FRENCH OPEN - 3r 2r 1r - - - -
1 / 4 WIMBLEDON - 1r 1r 2r 1r - - -
1 / 4 US OPEN - 1r 1r 1r 2r - - -

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Irina-Camelia Begu Results

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RIO DE JANEIRO

WTA // BRAZIL // 16-Feb-2015 // $250,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 34 // Seed/Entry: 2/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win Olivia Rogowska (AUS) 195 6-1 6-3
R16 Win Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) 214 6-2 6-4
Q Win Julia Glushko (ISR) 149 6-1 6-2
S Loss [6] Anna Schmiedlova (SVK) 75 6-3 4-6 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+110

Prize Money

$11,500

FED CUP WEEK 1

Fed Cup // ROMANIA // 07-Feb-2015 // $0 // Hard (Indoor) // Draw: 8M/0Q/2D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R1 Loss Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) 24 6-3 6-2
R1 Win Sílvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) 67 6-2 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+0

Prize Money

$0

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Grand Slam // AUSTRALIA // 19-Jan-2015 // $15,561,973 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/128Q/64D // Rank: 42 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Win [9] Angelique Kerber (GER) 9 6-4 0-6 6-1
R64 Win Katerina Siniakova (CZE) 81 7-5 6-4
R32 Win Carina Witthoeft (GER) 104 6-4 6-4
R16 Loss [7] Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) 7 6-1 5-7 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+240

Prize Money

$153,026

SYDNEY

WTA // AUSTRALIA // 11-Jan-2015 // $731,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 39 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Loss Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) 101 1-6 6-4 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$860

SHENZHEN

WTA // CHINA // 04-Jan-2015 // $500,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/16Q/16D // Rank: 40 // Seed/Entry: 6/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss Katerina Siniakova (CZE) 83 6-7 (5) 6-4 6-1

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$3,199

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Current WTA Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
35 41 59

Rankings Breakdown

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
19/01/2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R16 240
25/08/2014 US OPEN R64 70
23/06/2014 WIMBLEDON R64 70
25/05/2014 FRENCH OPEN Q - R32 30
13/01/2014 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R16 40
26/08/2013 US OPEN R128 5
24/06/2013 WIMBLEDON R128 5
26/05/2013 FRENCH OPEN R128 5
14/01/2013 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 100
27/08/2012 US OPEN R64 100
Date Tournament Round Points
25/06/2012 WIMBLEDON R128 5
27/05/2012 FRENCH OPEN R64 100
16/01/2012 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 5
29/08/2011 US OPEN R128 5
20/06/2011 WIMBLEDON R128 5
22/05/2011 FRENCH OPEN R64 100
17/01/2011 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R32 50
21/06/2010 WIMBLEDON Q - R128 2
31/08/2009 US OPEN Q - R128 2
22/06/2009 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 40
Date Tournament Round Points
24/05/2009 FRENCH OPEN Q - R32 50
Complete Rankings Breakdown

Rankings History

Year Season-ending Singles Season-ending Doubles
2014 42 56
2013 124 69
2012 52 37
2011 40 62
2010 214 157
2009 230 188
2008 231 406
2007 710 601
2006 974 821
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
23-Feb-2015 (33) 30-Jul-2012 (35)

Current WTA Rankings

Ranking Points
35 1383

Rankings Breakdown

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    Doubles

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
19/01/2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R16 240
25/08/2014 US OPEN R64 70
23/06/2014 WIMBLEDON R64 70
25/05/2014 FRENCH OPEN Q - R32 30
13/01/2014 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R16 40
26/08/2013 US OPEN R128 5
24/06/2013 WIMBLEDON R128 5
26/05/2013 FRENCH OPEN R128 5
14/01/2013 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 100
27/08/2012 US OPEN R64 100
Date Tournament Round Points
25/06/2012 WIMBLEDON R128 5
27/05/2012 FRENCH OPEN R64 100
16/01/2012 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 5
29/08/2011 US OPEN R128 5
20/06/2011 WIMBLEDON R128 5
22/05/2011 FRENCH OPEN R64 100
17/01/2011 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R32 50
21/06/2010 WIMBLEDON Q - R128 2
31/08/2009 US OPEN Q - R128 2
22/06/2009 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 40
Date Tournament Round Points
24/05/2009 FRENCH OPEN Q - R32 50

Premier Events

Date Tournament Round Points
11/01/2015 SYDNEY Q - R32 1
13/10/2014 MOSCOW F 305
17/08/2014 NEW HAVEN Q 25
11/08/2014 CINCINNATI R16 30
03/05/2014 MADRID R32 65
05/01/2014 SYDNEY Q - R32 13
29/12/2013 BRISBANE Q - R32 1
18/08/2013 NEW HAVEN Q - R32 8
12/08/2013 CINCINNATI Q - R64 1
05/08/2013 TORONTO Q - R32 20
Date Tournament Round Points
19/03/2013 MIAMI R64 50
06/03/2013 INDIAN WELLS R64 50
13/08/2012 CINCINNATI Q - R32 20
05/05/2012 MADRID R64 5
20/03/2012 MIAMI R128 5
07/03/2012 INDIAN WELLS R64 50
01/10/2011 BEIJING R64 5
25/09/2011 TOKYO - PAN PACIFIC R32 70
14/06/2010 EASTBOURNE Q - R32 1
17/05/2010 WARSAW S 20
Date Tournament Round Points

Internationals

Date Tournament Round Points
16/02/2015 RIO DE JANEIRO S 110
04/01/2015 SHENZHEN R32 1
06/10/2014 LINZ R32 1
15/09/2014 SEOUL R32 1
08/09/2014 TASHKENT R16 30
14/07/2014 BASTAD R32 1
07/07/2014 BUCHAREST R32 1
15/06/2014 'S-HERTOGENBOSCH Q - R16 1
28/04/2014 OEIRAS (ESTORIL) S 128
07/04/2014 BOGOTÁ R16 30
Date Tournament Round Points
23/02/2014 FLORIANOPOLIS Q - R16 12
17/02/2014 RIO DE JANEIRO Q 78
14/10/2013 LUXEMBOURG R32 1
07/10/2013 LINZ R32 1
16/09/2013 SEOUL Q 70
09/09/2013 TASHKENT R16 30
15/07/2013 BAD GASTEIN R16 30
08/07/2013 PALERMO R32 1
16/06/2013 'S-HERTOGENBOSCH R16 30
08/04/2013 KATOWICE R16 30
Date Tournament Round Points
25/02/2013 ACAPULCO R16 30
28/01/2013 PATTAYA CITY R32 1
06/01/2013 HOBART R32 1
15/10/2012 LUXEMBOURG Q - R16 1
08/10/2012 LINZ S 130
10/09/2012 TASHKENT W 280
19/08/2012 DALLAS R32 1
09/07/2012 PALERMO S 130
17/06/2012 'S-HERTOGENBOSCH R16 30
11/06/2012 BAD GASTEIN R16 30
Date Tournament Round Points
21/05/2012 STRASBOURG R32 1
30/04/2012 BUDAPEST R32 1
23/04/2012 FES Q 70
09/04/2012 BARCELONA R32 1
27/02/2012 ACAPULCO S 130
08/01/2012 HOBART R16 30
19/09/2011 SEOUL R16 30
22/08/2011 DALLAS S 130
11/07/2011 PALERMO Q 70
04/07/2011 BUDAPEST F 200
Date Tournament Round Points
18/04/2011 FES S 16
04/04/2011 MARBELLA F 216
21/02/2011 ACAPULCO Q - Q 10
13/07/2009 PALERMO Q - Q 10
06/07/2009 BUDAPEST Q 10
13/04/2009 BARCELONA Q - R32 1
06/04/2009 MARBELLA Q - R32 1

Fed Cup

Date Tournament Round Points
07/02/2015 FED CUP WEEK 1 R1 0

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    February 16, 2015
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    October 19, 2014
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    October 18, 2014
    Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova will try to become the fourth Russian ever to win the Kremlin Cup - who were the first three? Irina-Camelia Begu continued her best week ever.
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