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Irina Spirlea

Irina Spirlea
  • Residence: Bucharest, Romania
  • Date of Birth: 26 Mar 1974
  • Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
  • Height: 5'9" (1.75 m)
  • Weight: 150 lbs. (68 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed
  • Status: Pro (1990)/Retired (2000)

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Irina Spirlea Biography

Coached by Max Pace...Favorite surface was clay...Parents are Dumitru, a modern pentathlon coach, and Georgeta, a designer; has younger brother, Daniel...Enjoys listening to music, swimming, soccer and watching NBA basketball...Speaks fluent Italian...Favorites include the book Gone With the Wind, the color red and Italian foods...Likes to visit Switzerland because of its beautiful mountains and lakes...Admired Steffi Graf when growing up...Picks Carl Lewis as world's best athlete.
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YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles - 4
WTA Doubles Titles - 6
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - 3
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - 5
Prize Money $0 $2,653,966
W/L - Singles - - - 291 - 189
W/L - Doubles - - - 200 - 154
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Results

WIMBLEDON

Grand Slam // GREAT BRITAIN // 26-Jun-2000 // $5,235,332 // Grass (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/128Q/64D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Loss Silvija Talaja (CRO) 22 6-4 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+2

Prize Money

$9,286
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Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
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Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
13-Oct-1997 (7) 02-Oct-1995 (16)
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1994 - Won first WTA Tour title at Palermo, upsettin top-seed Schultz-McCarthy 64 16 76(75) in final (defended title in 1995)
1996 - Broke into world Top 10 on December 23, the first Romanian woman to do so since Ruzici in 1981; as world No. 22, won Amelia Island by d. No. 14 Pierce in the final; d. Pierce again at Eastbourne; toppled world No. 2 Sanchez-Vicario for second time at Italian Open in QF for her best-ever win; qualified for season-ending championship
1997 - At Australian Open, reached first career Grand Slam QF, the first Romanian woman to reach QF at Australian Open since Ruzici in 1980; surpassed $1 million in career prize money; reached first Grand Slam SF at US Open; seeded No. 11, upset No. 2 seed Seles and No. 6 seed Coetzer en route to SF, falling in a third-set tie-break to V. Williams; world ranking moved up to tie a then-career high of No. 9; avenged US Open SF loss to V. Williams two monthslater in 1r at Philadelphia, and d. No. 5 Seles for second time to reach SF; reached first Tier I-level final at Indian Wells, d. world No. 4 top seed Sanchez-Vicario in SF; capped off best year yet on the tour by qualifying for the season-ending Championships as one of the best 16 players of the year; saved 3mp to d. MJ Fernandez to reach SF
1998 - D. two Top 10 players - Davenport and Seles - in back-to-back third-set tie-breaks to reach final at Hilton Head, saving 3mp against Davenport in the QF; avenged two earlier losses to S. Williams by d. her 63 06 75 3r of US Open in a night match played in a packed Arthur Ashe Stadium; reached season-ending championships SF again in 1998 after upsetting world No. 4 Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario 1r
1999 - Finalist in singles and doubles at Cairo; saved 2mp in 2r singles match against Boogert, and avenged loss earlier in the year to Pierce; upset No. 6 seed Kournikova to reach QF at Linz before falling to top seed Pierce in 3s; captured first doubles title in three years at Paris [Indoors] w/Vis and won Luxembourg and Linz w/Vis, too; qualified for season-ending championships in doubles
2000 - Upset No. 8 seed Van Roost in straight sets at Paris [Indoors] en route to QF, falling to No. 4 seed Kournikova in 3s
SINGLES
Winner (4): 1998 - Strasbourg; 1996 - Amelia Island; 1995 - Palermo; 1994 - Palermo.
Finalist (6): 1999 - Cairo; 1998 - Hilton Head; 1997 - Indian Wells; 1995 - Jakarta; 1994 - Taranto; 1993 - Sapporo.

DOUBLES
Winner (6): 1999 - Paris [Indoors], Luxembourg, Linz (all w/Vis); 1996 - Rome (w/Sanchez-Vicario); 1995 - Jakarta (w/Porwik); 1994 - Taranto (w/van Lottum).
Finalist (7): 1999 - Gold Coast (w/Kunce), Cairo (w/Vis); 1998 - Leipzig (w/Bollegraf); 1997 - Madrid (w/Gorrochategui); 1996 - Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (w/de Swardt), Oakland (w/Tauziat); 1995 - Zagreb (w/L. Golarsa).

ADDITIONAL
Romanian Fed Cup Team 1991-92. Romanian Olympic Team 1992.

Overall Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles - 4
WTA Doubles Titles - 6
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - 3
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - 5
Prize Money $0 $2,653,966
W/L - Singles - - - 291 - 189
W/L - Doubles - - - 200 - 154

Grand Slam History

Singles

W/L   2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993
8 / 7 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1r 1r 1r QF 2r 4r 1r -
13 / 8 FRENCH OPEN 1r 3r 1r 4r 4r 3r 4r -
10 / 7 WIMBLEDON 1r 1r 4r 4r 2r 3r 2r -
12 / 6 US OPEN - 3r 4r SF 3r 1r 1r -
W/L   1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986
8 / 7 AUSTRALIAN OPEN - - - - - - -
13 / 8 FRENCH OPEN 1r - - - - - -
10 / 7 WIMBLEDON - - - - - - -
12 / 6 US OPEN - - - - - - -

Doubles

W/L   2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993
7 / 7 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2r 2r 1r 1r 3r 3r 2r -
6 / 6 FRENCH OPEN - 1r 2r 2r 1r QF 2r -
9 / 7 WIMBLEDON 3r 3r 1r 2r 3r 3r 1r -
6 / 6 US OPEN - 1r 3r 1r 3r 3r 1r -

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Irina Spirlea Results

  • Singles
    Doubles

WIMBLEDON

Grand Slam // GREAT BRITAIN // 26-Jun-2000 // $5,235,332 // Grass (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/128Q/64D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Loss Silvija Talaja (CRO) 22 6-4 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+2

Prize Money

$9,286

FRENCH OPEN

Grand Slam // FRANCE // 29-May-2000 // $4,141,085 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/128Q/64D // Rank: 60 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Loss Marta Marrero (ESP) 108 6-3 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+2

Prize Money

$8,150

ROME

WTA // ITALY // 15-May-2000 // $1,080,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 64M/32Q/32D // Rank: 56 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R64 Loss [15] Dominique Monami (BEL) 22 6-2 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$3,500

BERLIN

WTA // GERMANY // 08-May-2000 // $1,080,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 64M/32Q/32D // Rank: 55 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R64 Loss Bianka Lamade (GER) 534 6-1 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$3,500

HAMBURG

WTA // GERMANY // 01-May-2000 // $535,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 53 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win Natasha Zvereva (BLR) 33 6-2 6-3
R16 Loss [2] Venus Williams (USA) 3 6-7 (4) 6-2 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+26

Prize Money

$7,600

AMELIA ISLAND

WTA // USA // 10-Apr-2000 // $535,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 64M/32Q/32D // Rank: 38 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R64 Loss [11] Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 19 6-3 5-7 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$1,950

MIAMI

WTA // USA // 20-Mar-2000 // $2,525,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/64Q/64D // Rank: 37 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Win Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) 59 7-5 6-1
R64 Loss [31] Natasha Zvereva (BLR) 33 6-3 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+13

Prize Money

$7,000

INDIAN WELLS

WTA // USA // 06-Mar-2000 // $2,000,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 64M/32Q/32D // Rank: 37 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 BYE
R64 Loss [2] Lindsay Davenport (USA) 2 6-0 6-1

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$5,250

HANNOVER

WTA // GERMANY // 14-Feb-2000 // $535,000 // Carpet (Indoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss Miriam Oremans (NED) 89 6-3 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$4,000

PARIS

WTA // FRANCE // 08-Feb-2000 // $535,000 // Carpet (Indoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 40 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win [8] Dominique Monami (BEL) 18 6-4 6-2
R16 Win Anna Smashnova (ISR) 52 6-4 6-2
Q Loss [4/W] Anna Kournikova (RUS) 11 4-6 6-4 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+50

Prize Money

$11,000

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Grand Slam // AUSTRALIA // 17-Jan-2000 // $3,156,711 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/128Q/64D // Rank: 40 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Loss Olga Barabanschikova (BLR) 75 6-4 3-6 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+2

Prize Money

$6,406

SYDNEY

WTA // AUSTRALIA // 10-Jan-2000 // $460,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Loss Marlene Weingartner (GER) 92 6-4 2-0 RET

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$700

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Current WTA Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
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Rankings Breakdown

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
26/06/2000 WIMBLEDON R128 2
29/05/2000 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
17/01/2000 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
30/08/1999 US OPEN R32 146
21/06/1999 WIMBLEDON R128 2
24/05/1999 FRENCH OPEN R32 68
18/01/1999 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
31/08/1998 US OPEN R16 152
22/06/1998 WIMBLEDON R16 92
25/05/1998 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
Date Tournament Round Points
19/01/1998 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
25/08/1997 US OPEN S 463
23/06/1997 WIMBLEDON R16 93
26/05/1997 FRENCH OPEN R16 102
13/01/1997 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q 216
26/08/1996 US OPEN R32 55
24/06/1996 WIMBLEDON R64 28
27/05/1996 FRENCH OPEN R16 157
15/01/1996 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 41
28/08/1995 US OPEN R128 14
Date Tournament Round Points
26/06/1995 WIMBLEDON R32 55
29/05/1995 FRENCH OPEN R32 55
16/01/1995 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R16 110
29/08/1994 US OPEN R128 14
20/06/1994 WIMBLEDON R64 27
23/05/1994 FRENCH OPEN R16 110
17/01/1994 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 14
31/08/1992 US OPEN Q - R64 0
25/05/1992 FRENCH OPEN Q 13
Complete Rankings Breakdown

Rankings History

Year Season-ending Singles Season-ending Doubles
2000 167 142
1999 35 17
1998 15 33
1997 8 38
1996 10 25
1995 21 24
1994 43 64
1993 63 94
1992 164 172
1991 208 226
1990 310 276
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
13-Oct-1997 (7) 02-Oct-1995 (16)

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Rankings Breakdown

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    Doubles

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
26/06/2000 WIMBLEDON R128 2
29/05/2000 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
17/01/2000 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
30/08/1999 US OPEN R32 146
21/06/1999 WIMBLEDON R128 2
24/05/1999 FRENCH OPEN R32 68
18/01/1999 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
31/08/1998 US OPEN R16 152
22/06/1998 WIMBLEDON R16 92
25/05/1998 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
Date Tournament Round Points
19/01/1998 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
25/08/1997 US OPEN S 463
23/06/1997 WIMBLEDON R16 93
26/05/1997 FRENCH OPEN R16 102
13/01/1997 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q 216
26/08/1996 US OPEN R32 55
24/06/1996 WIMBLEDON R64 28
27/05/1996 FRENCH OPEN R16 157
15/01/1996 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 41
28/08/1995 US OPEN R128 14
Date Tournament Round Points
26/06/1995 WIMBLEDON R32 55
29/05/1995 FRENCH OPEN R32 55
16/01/1995 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R16 110
29/08/1994 US OPEN R128 14
20/06/1994 WIMBLEDON R64 27
23/05/1994 FRENCH OPEN R16 110
17/01/1994 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 14
31/08/1992 US OPEN Q - R64 0
25/05/1992 FRENCH OPEN Q 13

Tour Championships

Date Tournament Round Points
16/11/1998 CHASE CHAMPIONSHIPS S 265
17/11/1997 CHASE CHAMPIONSHIPS S 245
18/11/1996 CHASE CHAMPIONSHIPS R16 83

Tier 1-5

Date Tournament Round Points
15/05/2000 ROME R64 1
08/05/2000 BERLIN R64 1
01/05/2000 HAMBURG R16 41
10/04/2000 AMELIA ISLAND R64 1
20/03/2000 MIAMI R64 21
06/03/2000 INDIAN WELLS R64 1
14/02/2000 HANNOVER R32 1
08/02/2000 PARIS Q 81
10/01/2000 SYDNEY Q - R32 1
08/11/1999 PHILADELPHIA R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
01/11/1999 LEIPZIG R32 1
25/10/1999 LINZ Q 95
11/10/1999 ZURICH R16 51
04/10/1999 FILDERSTADT R32 1
20/09/1999 LUXEMBOURG R32 1
16/08/1999 TORONTO R64 1
09/08/1999 LOS ANGELES R32 1
02/08/1999 SAN DIEGO R16 41
26/07/1999 STANFORD R32 1
14/06/1999 EASTBOURNE R16 36
Date Tournament Round Points
10/05/1999 BERLIN R64 1
03/05/1999 ROME R16 55
26/04/1999 HAMBURG R32 1
19/04/1999 CAIRO F 157
29/03/1999 HILTON HEAD R32 32
15/03/1999 MIAMI R64 1
01/03/1999 INDIAN WELLS R32 30
22/02/1999 PARIS R16 1
11/01/1999 SYDNEY R32 1
04/01/1999 GOLD COAST S 98
Date Tournament Round Points
09/11/1998 PHILADELPHIA R32 1
02/11/1998 LEIPZIG S 115
26/10/1998 LUXEMBOURG Q 58
19/10/1998 MOSCOW R32 1
12/10/1998 ZURICH S 211
05/10/1998 FILDERSTADT R32 1
17/08/1998 MONTREAL R16 38
10/08/1998 LOS ANGELES R16 36
03/08/1998 SAN DIEGO R32 1
15/06/1998 EASTBOURNE Q 68
Date Tournament Round Points
08/06/1998 BIRMINGHAM Q 47
18/05/1998 STRASBOURG W 171
11/05/1998 BERLIN Q 67
04/05/1998 ROME R16 48
06/04/1998 AMELIA ISLAND R32 1
30/03/1998 HILTON HEAD F 328
16/03/1998 MIAMI R64 1
09/03/1998 INDIAN WELLS R16 46
16/02/1998 HANNOVER R32 1
02/02/1998 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) Q 84
Date Tournament Round Points
12/01/1998 SYDNEY R16 1
10/11/1997 PHILADELPHIA S 171
27/10/1997 MOSCOW Q 69
13/10/1997 ZURICH R16 46
06/10/1997 FILDERSTADT S 183
11/08/1997 TORONTO R64 1
04/08/1997 LOS ANGELES R32 1
28/07/1997 SAN DIEGO R16 49
16/06/1997 EASTBOURNE Q 73
09/06/1997 BIRMINGHAM S 90
Date Tournament Round Points
19/05/1997 MADRID Q 45
12/05/1997 BERLIN R16 40
05/05/1997 ROME Q 88
31/03/1997 HILTON HEAD R16 40
17/03/1997 MIAMI Q 119
03/03/1997 INDIAN WELLS F 287
10/02/1997 PARIS Q 96
27/01/1997 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) R16 59
06/01/1997 SYDNEY R32 1
04/11/1996 OAKLAND S 151
Date Tournament Round Points
28/10/1996 CHICAGO Q 101
14/10/1996 ZURICH R16 38
12/08/1996 LOS ANGELES Q 79
05/08/1996 MONTREAL R64 1
15/07/1996 PALERMO R16 15
17/06/1996 EASTBOURNE R16 79
20/05/1996 MADRID Q 74
06/05/1996 ROME S 195
08/04/1996 AMELIA ISLAND W 318
01/04/1996 HILTON HEAD Q 116
Date Tournament Round Points
25/03/1996 MIAMI Q 101
11/03/1996 INDIAN WELLS R16 41
29/01/1996 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) R16 46
08/01/1996 SYDNEY R16 30
01/01/1996 AUCKLAND R32 1
06/11/1995 PHILADELPHIA Q 105
30/10/1995 OAKLAND R16 35
16/10/1995 BRIGHTON R16 35
02/10/1995 ZURICH R32 28
14/08/1995 TORONTO R16 55
Date Tournament Round Points
10/07/1995 PALERMO W 110
19/06/1995 EASTBOURNE R64 9
15/05/1995 BERLIN S 210
08/05/1995 ROME R16 55
24/04/1995 ZAGREB S 85
03/04/1995 AMELIA ISLAND R16 35
27/03/1995 HILTON HEAD R16 55
20/03/1995 MIAMI R32 30
06/03/1995 DELRAY BEACH R32 9
09/01/1995 HOBART R32 6
Date Tournament Round Points
02/01/1995 JAKARTA F 135
24/10/1994 ESSEN R32 18
10/10/1994 FILDERSTADT R32 18
26/09/1994 LEIPZIG R32 18
15/08/1994 MONTREAL R64 13
04/07/1994 PALERMO W 110
13/06/1994 EASTBOURNE R64 9
02/05/1994 ROME S 210
25/04/1994 TARANTO F 75
04/04/1994 AMELIA ISLAND R32 18
Date Tournament Round Points
28/03/1994 HILTON HEAD R64 13
21/03/1994 HOUSTON R32 18
14/03/1994 MIAMI R128 8
10/01/1994 HOBART R16 10
03/01/1994 BRISBANE R16 20
25/10/1993 CURITIBA S 50
18/10/1993 BRIGHTON R16 35
27/09/1993 SAPPORO F 75
20/09/1993 TOKYO (NICHIREI) S 18
05/07/1993 PALERMO Q 25
Date Tournament Round Points
22/02/1993 LINZ Q - R32 0
24/08/1992 SCHENECTADY Q - R32 0
20/07/1992 PRAGUE R32 6
04/05/1992 ROME Q - R32 0
27/04/1992 TARANTO Q - Q 0
20/04/1992 BARCELONA S 14

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