1999 Irina Spirlea Results

WTA Singles Rankings as of 8/29/99:

  1. M. Hingis
  2. L. Davenport
  3. V. Williams
  4. M. Seles
  5. M. Pierce
  6. S. Williams
  7. A. Coetzer
  8. A. Sanchez Vicario
  9. N. Tauziat
  10. J. Novotna
  11. J. Halard-Decugis
  12. B. Schett
  13. S. Testud
  14. A. Kournikova
  15. D. Van Roost
  16. A. Mauresmo
  17. C. Martinez
  18. P. Schnyder
  19. E. Likhovtseva

Irina is ranked 19th for doubles

This is Irina happy.
Tournament Results:

1999! Yah!
Updates, finally!

Sparkassen Cup- Leipzig
11/2 1st round: Martinez (6) def. Spirlea, 6-1, 4-6, 6-4
another 3 setter

Generali Tournamen
10/25 1st round: Spirlea def. Kremer, 7-6(7-3), 6-2
10/28 2nd round: Spirlea def. Kournikova, 6-0, 0-6,

wow, look at that score
10/29 Quarterfinals: Pierce def. Spirlea, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
pretty good tournament for Irina

Swisscom Challenge
10/14 2nd round: V.Williams(2) def. Spirlea, 6-3, 6-2

Porsche Grand Prix
10/5 1st round: Capriati def. Spirlea, 6-4, 6-1


8/30 1st round: Spirlea def Coetzer(6), 6-1, 7-5
9/2 2nd round: Spirlea def. Tanasugarn, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3
9/3 3rd round: Likhovtseva def. Spirlea, 6-1, 6-3
Oh the dream has ended.

9/2 1st rd: Farina/Habsudova def. Spirlea/Vis, 6-3, 6-3
Mixed Doubles: 1st rnd: Spirlea/Daniel Orsanic def. Tarabini/Carbonell, 6-2, 6-3
2nd rnd: Neiland/Leach(7) def. Spirlea/Orsanic, 6-4, 6-3

Du Maurier

8/17 1st: Huber def. Spirlea(14), 6-2, 6-1

1st: Spirlea/Vis(6) def. McNeil/Stevenson, 7-6(3), 7-6(4)
2nd: S/V def. Huber/Sidot, 4-6, 6-4, 6-0
Q: S/V def. Likhovtseva/Sugiyama(2), 6-3, 6-4
S: Novotna/Pierce def. S/V 5-7, 7-5, 6-2


8/10 1st round: Zvereva def. Spirlea, 6-4, 6-7(4-7), 7-5

Hey, I was there, we willed Irina through the second set tie-breaker. After Natasha won, Irina
picked up the ball and slamed it into the net. That's all I'm gonna write about it.

8/11 1st rnd: Spirlea/Vis def. Likhovtseva/Sugiyama(2), 6-3, 6-2
8/13 Quarters: ASV/Neiland def. Spirlea/VIs 6-4, 6-2


7/22 1st round: Rippner def. Spirlea, 6-4, 6-1

This is really disappointing, come on hardcourts!
1st round: Spirlea/Vis (10) def. Golarsa/Husarova, 6-4, 6-2
2nd round: Spirlea/Vis def. De Villiers/Hiraki, 6-2, 6-2
3rd round: Boogert/Sidot def. Spirlea/Vis, 7-6(7-2), 6-3


5/24 1st round: Spirlea def. Cristea, 6-4, 6-1
Yahhhh, past the 1st round, one step at a time.
5/26 2nd round: Spirlea def. Barabanschikova, 6-3, 6-3
5/28 3rd round:
ASV(7) def. Spirlea, 6-4, 6-1

5/27 1st round: Drake/Steck def. Spirlea/Vis(8), 3-6, 6-1, 8-6

Do you have any idea what's happening with Irina Spirlea? I thought
she started the year pretty well, but then starting at the Australian
Open she's just losing to pretty much anybody she's playing. Is she
Mona Berciu, Baia Mare, Romania

Spirlea has had generally lousy results for a while now. She just won the
doubles at Gaz de France, so to the best of my knowledge she's not injured.
I like her game a lot -- big, Graf-like forehand, lots of trick shots, nice
hands, and she's also deceptively tall -- but she's not going to make anyone's
short list of mentally tough players. She has a wicked temper, she's thrown
off by bad calls, and I've noticed that when she's losing she plays points too
quickly. Still, like a female Yevgeny Kafelnikov, she's precisely the kind of
player who's wildly talented and can get hot and tear through a draw.
--cnn tennis mailbag

Australian Open

See Irina's Draw

1st round: Huber def.
Spirlea(13), 7-5, 6-4

Darnit, another 1st round lost in Melbourne. Anke says the Irina was not really
into the game, insinuating that maybe Irina was tired from her sickness
for the last two weeks.

Once again Irina gets a bad draw, but she did beat Anke two weeks ago, let's hope she's feeling
better. Potential meeting with Venus in the Quarters.
1/21 1st round: Spirlea/Vis (8), def. Csurgo/Kim, 6-1, 6-2
1/23 2nd round: Arendt/Bollegraf def. Spirlea/Vis, 7-5, 7-5

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