Currently without a full-time coach ... Father is Dogan; mother is Selma; brother is Baris ... Began playing tennis at age 4 ... Nicknames are Ipeko and Ipos ... Most admires Michael Jordan, Lance Armstrong and Steffi Graf ... Favorite musicians are Mariah Carey, Garou, Gipsy Kings and Sezen Aksu ... Favorite movies are Pretty Woman, Dirty Dancing and Dead Poets Society.
SINGLESWinner: 2003 - ITF/London-GBR, ITF/Westende-BEL.DOUBLESWinner: 2010 - ITF/Athens-GRE (w/Diatchenko); 2008 - ITF/Perigueux-FRA (w/Groenefeld), ITF/Mont-de-Marsan-FRA (w/Silva); 2007 - ITF/Antalya-Attaleia 2-TUR, ITF/Antalya-Ali Bey 3-TUR (both w/Perkovic), ITF/Istanbul 3-TUR (w/Jugic-Salkic); 2006 - ITF/Haifa-ISR (w/Velasco Andreu), ITF/Antalya-Belek 2-TUR (w/Chakhnashvili), ITF/Batumi-GEO (w/Cetkovska), ITF/Istanbul 2-TUR (w/Jugic-Salkic); 2004 - ITF/Beijing 1-CHN, ITF/Tongliao-CHN (both w/Dekmeijere), ITF/Los Gatos-USA (w/Arvidsson); 2003 - ITF/Tortosa-ESP (w/Piedade), ITF/Almeria-ESP (w/Silva), ITF/Orestiada-GRE (w/Bercek), ITF/Madrid-ESP (w/Balaci), ITF/Cardiff-GBR (w/Curran); 2001 - ITF/Ankara-TUR (w/Yaryshka); 1996 - ITF/Istanbul 4-TUR (w/Topalova).Finalist (1): 2008 - Estoril (w/Jugic-Salkic).ADDITIONALTurkish Fed Cup Team 1996, 2002-03, 2005.
1994 - Played first event of career in doubles at ITF/Istanbul 1-TUR.1995 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit in Turkey.1996 - Won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.1997 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.1998 - Did not play.1999 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.2000 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.2001 - Won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.2002 - Played first WTA qualifying at Tashkent.2003 - Won two singles titles and five doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2004 - Fell in WTA qualifying twice; won three doubles titles on ITF Circuit; became first Turk to compete at a Grand Slam (played Wimbledon doubles qualifying) and first Turk to compete in a Grand Slam main draw (played US Open doubles w/Granville; reached 3r before falling to Ruano Pascual/Su rez); made doubles Top 100 debut on September 13 (after reaching 3r at US Open w/Granville; rose from No.117 to No.99).2005 - Injured right shoulder and had surgery on May 29.2006 - Played first WTA main draw at Istanbul, falling 1r (as WC, l. to Mirza); won four doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2007 - Fell 1r once (Istanbul) and in qualifying three times; won three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2008 - Fell 1r once (Istanbul) and in qualifying three times; won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2009 - Fell 1r once (Istanbul); set career-high doubles ranking on October 19 (rose from No.54 to No.53).2010 - Won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.2011 - Played almost exclusively in doubles.
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