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Irina-Camelia Begu
Irina-Camelia Begu
(born 26 August 1990) is a Romanian professional tennis player. On 22 August 2016, she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 22. Her highest doubles ranking of No. 25 was achieved on 29 January 2018.

Contents

1 Biography 2 Professional career

2.1 2011: Breakthrough 2.2 2012: First WTA title 2.3 2014: First WTA Premier Final and two WTA doubles titles 2.4 2015: First Major 4th round, second WTA title, top 30 2.5 2016: First Premier-5 semifinal and third WTA title 2.6 2017: Fourth WTA title

3 Premier-Mandatory/Premier-5 finals

3.1 Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)

4 WTA career finals

4.1 Singles: 7 (4 titles, 3 runner-ups) 4.2 Doubles: 12 (7 titles, 5 runner-ups)

5 Singles performance timeline 6 Doubles performance timeline 7 ITF Circuit finals

7.1 Singles: 18 (11–7) 7.2 Doubles: 27 (19–8)

8 Record against other players

8.1 Top 10 wins

9 Awards 10 References 11 External links

Biography[edit] Begu was born in Bucharest. Her mother, Steluţa, is a civil servant, while her father Paul is an electrician. She has an older brother, Andrei.[1] She started playing tennis when she was three-and-a-half years old as her aunt, former tennis player Aurelia Gheorghe, introduced her to the sport. At 14 years old, Irina took part in a one-month tour promoted by the ITF with seven other girls and eight boys, joining the likes of Grigor Dimitrov
Grigor Dimitrov
and Ricardas Berankis.[2] She is currently working with two coaches at a club in Bucharest.[3] Begu recently became a brand ambassador for TENA Lady sanitary products. Professional career[edit] 2011: Breakthrough[edit]

Irina won both the singles and the doubles trophies at Copa Bionaire and at the BCR Open Romania
Romania
Ladies

Begu, whose favorite surface is clay, started the year at No. 234, never winning a main draw match at WTA level. Begu won the first $100,000 ITF event of her career in February in Cali, defeating world No. 82, Laura Pous Tió, in the final in straight sets. In April, she entered the Andalucia Tennis
Tennis
Experience as a qualifier and eventually made the qualifications without losing a set. Then she defeated Alberta Brianti
Alberta Brianti
6–4, 6–1 in the first round and followed that up with a 7–5, 6–0 win over Estrella Cabeza Candela to advance to the quarterfinals. She made to the semifinals after she beat 34th-ranked Klára Zakopalová
Klára Zakopalová
6–3, 6–3. In the semifinal, she stunned world No. 14 and former world No. 2, Svetlana Kuznetsova, 3–6, 7–6, 6–4 to reach her first WTA final, eventually losing to Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka
in straight sets.[4] Begu neared her first ever WTA title, reaching her second final of the year in Budapest
Budapest
on 10 July. The Romanian played the semifinal more aggressively than the fifth seed Anabel Medina Garrigues
Anabel Medina Garrigues
who allowed the youngster to break her when it counted most. Irina had previously dominated another Spaniard Estrella Cabeza Candela 6–0, 6–3. Her first round brought her a 6–4, 6–4 win over another Spanish player, Laura Pous Tió
Laura Pous Tió
whom she defeated 6–4, 6–4, and a second straight similar win over Ajla Tomljanović
Ajla Tomljanović
of Croatia.[5] She eventually lost the last act against top-seeded Roberta Vinci, 4–6, 6–1, 4–6.[6] In July she posted the lone upset of second-round at the Internazionali Femminili di Palermo tournament in Italy, defeating second-seeded Roberta Vinci
Roberta Vinci
6–4, 6–3, after eliminating another local in the first round, Maria Elena Camerin.[7] Begu lost eventually to the fifth-seed Anabel Medina Garrigues
Anabel Medina Garrigues
in the quarterfinals, who was also the winner of the competition.[8] In the same month, Irina-Camelia Begu
Irina-Camelia Begu
won the BCR Open Romania
Romania
Ladies title, by defeating the Spanish opponent Laura Pous Tió
Laura Pous Tió
6–3, 7–5, in the final. Begu achieved her third consecutive win against Laura Pous Tió in 2011, after the two in Cali and Budapest. It was her fifth final of the year and her second trophy. The 50 WTA points allowed Irina to enter the top 50 best women players in the world, becoming also the highest ranked Romanian player.[9] 2012: First WTA title[edit] Irina-Camelia Begu, ranked world No. 96, won her opening match at the US Open, defeating the 8th seed, 2009 finalist and two-time semi-finalist Caroline Wozniacki
Caroline Wozniacki
in straight sets. She subsequently lost to Sílvia Soler Espinosa
Sílvia Soler Espinosa
of Spain
Spain
in round two. In September of that year, she won her first WTA title in Tashkent, beating Donna Vekic in straight sets in the final.

At the 2013 Wimbledon Championships

2014: First WTA Premier Final and two WTA doubles titles[edit] Begu started the season losing in the qualifying of Sydney
Sydney
and Brisbane. At the Australian Open
Australian Open
she passed through the qualifying draw, beating Stephanie Vogt, Jovana Jakšić
Jovana Jakšić
and Madison Brengle before losing in the main draw to Kazakh Galina Voskoboeva
Galina Voskoboeva
in three sets. In Rio, she played the qualifying rounds and reached the main draw, where she made it to the quarterfinals after beating 8th seed Vania King
Vania King
and Verónica Cepede Royg. She then lost to Teliana Pereira in two sets. However, she won the title in the doubles after teaming up with María Irigoyen. At Oeiras she reached the semifinals, beating in her route Kurumi Nara, Kaia Kanepi
Kaia Kanepi
and Timea Bacsinszky
Timea Bacsinszky
before losing to eventual champion Carla Suárez Navarro. At Seoul in singles she lost in the first round to Chanelle Scheepers
Chanelle Scheepers
in three sets. In doubles she paired with Lara Arruabarrena
Lara Arruabarrena
defeating Mona Barthel
Mona Barthel
and Mandy Minella
Mandy Minella
in the final with the score 6–3, 6–3, claiming her second WTA doubles title of the year. At Moscow she reached her first Premier Final, beating Donna Vekić, 2nd seed Ekaterina Makarova, Tsvetana Pironkova and 4th seed Lucie Šafářová
Lucie Šafářová
before losing to seed 6 and the eventual champion Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. With this result, she returned to the top 40. 2015: First Major 4th round, second WTA title, top 30[edit] Begu achieved her best singles Grand Slam result at the Australian Open, reaching the fourth round for the first time before being defeated by Eugenie Bouchard
Eugenie Bouchard
in three sets. Prior to that she upset ninth seed Angelique Kerber
Angelique Kerber
in the first round. In Rio, Begu made semifinals by beating in her route Olivia Rogowska, Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
and Julia Glushko
Julia Glushko
in two sets before losing to eventual finalist Anna Schmiedlová
Anna Schmiedlová
in three sets. As No. 13 at Charleston, she made quarterfinals after Ekaterina Makarova's withdrawal, losing in two tie-breaks to Angelique Kerber. At Madrid
Madrid
she made the quarterfinals beating en route Kurumi Nara, Andrea Petkovic
Andrea Petkovic
(who had to withdraw), and Barbora Strýcová before losing to Petra Kvitová. At Rome she made third round losing in three sets to Victoria Azarenka. At the French Open
French Open
Begu reached the third round for the first time, beating Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
and Ana Konjuh
Ana Konjuh
en route before losing to Petra Kvitová. Prior to Wimbledon, Begu played in Birmingham and Eastbourne, but lost in the first round in both tournaments. She then reached the third round of the Grand Slam by beating Daria Gavrilova
Daria Gavrilova
and Lesia Tsurenko before losing to 4th seed Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova
in straight sets. At Washington as seed 6, Begu made quarterfinals by beating Madison Brengle and Polona Hercog
Polona Hercog
before losing to 1st seed of the tournament Ekaterina Makarova. Despite only two wins in six matches in the American season, with her US Open opener lost, Begu reached a career high as the world No. 28 ranking. Seeded No. 1, she then won her second WTA title in Seoul by defeating Kateryna Kozlova, Polona Hercog, Johanna Larsson, Alison Van Uytvanck, and in the final WTA rising star Aliaksandra Sasnovich. 2016: First Premier-5 semifinal and third WTA title[edit] Begu started her season in Shenzhen, beating Lara Arruabarrena
Lara Arruabarrena
in the first round. In the second round she had to withdraw in the second set in her match against Anna Lena Friedsam
Anna Lena Friedsam
due to knee injury. Begu also withdrew from Sydney. She then lost in the first round of the Australian Open
Australian Open
to Johanna Larsson. In February she could not play at all. She had to withdraw from the Fed Cup, St. Petersburg and Doha because of her knee injury. In March, Irina played the 2016 BNP Paribas Open, where she lost in the first round to Laura Siegemund, falling in three sets. She then played at the Miami Open, where she beat qualifier Maria Sakkari, Sabine Lisicki
Sabine Lisicki
and Kristýna Plíšková, before losing to Madison Keys. Begu started her clay season in Charleston where she was seeded 13. She beat Caroline Garcia, Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
and Monica Puig (saving a match point) before losing to Angelique Kerber. After Charleston, Begu played for Romania
Romania
in the Fed Cup, but lost both singles and doubles in their tie against Germany. At Rabat, Begu was surprisingly defeated by lucky loser Richel Hogenkamp
Richel Hogenkamp
in straight sets. Begu's next tournament was Madrid
Madrid
where she arrived for the 2nd consecutive time in the quarterfinals of the tournament, beating Eugenie Bouchard, No. 3 seed Garbine Muguruza
Garbine Muguruza
and Christina McHale
Christina McHale
en route. In the quarters, Irina played against fellow Romanian Simona Halep, losing in three sets. She then played at the Italian Open and defeated Margarita Gasparyan
Margarita Gasparyan
before getting a surprising win over world No. 5 Victoria Azarenka. She then beat Daria Kasatkina
Daria Kasatkina
and Misaki Doi
Misaki Doi
en route to her first Premier 5 semifinal where she lost to eventual champion Serena Williams. Her next tournament was Roland Garros, where she beat Bethanie Mattek-Sands, CoCo Vandeweghe
CoCo Vandeweghe
and Annika Beck
Annika Beck
before losing to Shelby Rogers
Shelby Rogers
in the fourth round. In June, Begu began her grass court season in Birmingham, eliminating the 4th seed Belinda Bencic, before being upset in the second round by the in-form qualifier Tsvetana Pironkova
Tsvetana Pironkova
in straight sets. She then lost to a resurgent Eugenie Bouchard
Eugenie Bouchard
in her first match at the Eastbourne International. Her grass court campaign ended with a first round loss at Wimbledon to Carina Witthöft. Prior to the Olympic Games in Rio, Begu played at the Brasil Tennis
Tennis
Cup, where she beat Laura Pigossi, Paula Cristina Gonçalves, Nao Hibino, Monica Puig
Monica Puig
and Tímea Babos
Tímea Babos
en route to her third WTA title. 2017: Fourth WTA title[edit] At the Australian Open, Irina defeated Yaroslava Shvedova
Yaroslava Shvedova
in three sets, 5–7, 6–3, 6–4, but lost, in the second round, to Kristýna Plíšková, score 4–6, 6–7(8). On July 23, she won the Bucharest Open without losing a set in the entire tournament. Premier-Mandatory/Premier-5 finals[edit] Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score

Runner-up 2015 Wuhan, China Hard Monica Niculescu Martina Hingis Sania Mirza 2−6, 3−6

WTA career finals[edit] Singles: 7 (4 titles, 3 runner-ups)[edit]

Legend

Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)

WTA Tour Championships (0–0)

Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)

Premier (0–1)

International (4–2)

Titles by surface

Hard (3–1)

Grass (0–0)

Clay (1–2)

Carpet (0–0)

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent Score

Runner-up 1. 10 April 2011 Andalucia Tennis
Tennis
Experience, Marbella Clay Victoria Azarenka 3–6, 2–6

Runner-up 2. 10 July 2011 Budapest
Budapest
Grand Prix, Hungary Clay Roberta Vinci 4–6, 6–1, 4–6

Winner 1. 15 September 2012 Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan Hard Donna Vekić 6–4, 6–4

Runner-up 3. 19 October 2014 Kremlin Cup, Moscow Hard (i) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 4–6, 7–5, 1–6

Winner 2. 27 September 2015 Korea Open, Seoul Hard Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6–3, 6–1

Winner 3. 5 August 2016 Brasil Tennis
Tennis
Cup, Florianopolis Hard Tímea Babos 2–6, 6–4, 6–3

Winner 4. 23 July 2017 Bucharest
Bucharest
Open, Romania Clay Julia Görges 6–3, 7–5

Doubles: 12 (7 titles, 5 runner-ups)[edit]

Legend

Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)

WTA Tour Championships (0–0)

Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–1)

Premier (0–1)

International (7–3)

Titles by surface

Hard (4–3)

Grass (1–0)

Clay (2–2)

Carpet (0–0)

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score

Winner 1. 14 January 2012 Hobart International, Australia Hard Monica Niculescu Chuang Chia-jung Marina Erakovic 6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–4), [10–5]

Runner-up 1. 28 April 2012 Morocco Open, Morocco Clay Alexandra Cadanțu Petra Cetkovská Alexandra Panova 6–3, 6–7(5–7), [9–11]

Runner-up 2. 21 October 2012 Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Open, Luxembourg Hard (i) Monica Niculescu Andrea Hlaváčková Lucie Hradecká 3–6, 4–6

Winner 2. 21 June 2013 Rosmalen Grass Court Championships, Netherlands Grass Anabel Medina Garrigues Dominika Cibulková Arantxa Parra Santonja 4–6, 7–6(7–3), [11–9]

Winner 3. 22 February 2014 Rio Open, Brazil Clay María Irigoyen Johanna Larsson Chanelle Scheepers 6–2, 6–0

Winner 4. 21 September 2014 Korea Open, Seoul Hard Lara Arruabarrena Mona Barthel Mandy Minella 6–3, 6–3

Runner-up 3. 21 February 2015 Rio Open, Brazil Clay María Irigoyen Ysaline Bonaventure Rebecca Peterson 0–3 ret.

Runner-up 4. 3 October 2015 Wuhan Open, China Hard Monica Niculescu Martina Hingis Sania Mirza 2−6, 3−6

Runner-up 5. 24 October 2015 Kremlin Cup, Russia Hard (i) Monica Niculescu Daria Kasatkina Elena Vesnina 3–6, 7–6(9–7), [5–10]

Winner 5. 23 July 2017 Bucharest
Bucharest
Open, Romania Clay Raluca Olaru Elise Mertens Demi Schuurs 6–3, 6–3

Winner 6. 15 October 2017 Tianjin Open, China Hard Sara Errani Dalila Jakupović Nina Stojanović 6–4, 6–3

Winner 7. 6 January 2018 Shenzhen Open, China Hard Simona Halep Kateřina Siniaková Barbora Krejčíková 1–6, 6–1, [10–8]

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 W–L

Grand Slam Tournaments

Australian Open A A A Q3 1R 2R 1R 4R 1R 2R 2R 6–7

French Open A Q3 A 2R 2R 1R Q3 3R 4R 1R

7–6

Wimbledon A Q2 Q1 1R 1R 1R 2R 3R 1R 2R

4–7

US Open A Q1 A 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R

2–7

Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–3 2–4 1–4 2–3 7–4 3–4 2–4 1–1 19–27

National Representation

Summer Olympics A Not Held 1R Not Held 1R NH

0–2

Year-End Championships

WTA Tour Championships Did Not Qualify

0–0

WTA Premier Mandatory Tournaments

Indian Wells A A A A 2R 2R A A 1R 3R

4–4

Miami A A A A 1R 2R A 3R 4R 2R

5–5

Madrid NH A A A 1R A 2R QF QF 3R

8–5

Beijing NTI A A 1R A A A 1R 1R A

0–2

WTA Premier 5 Tournaments

Dubai / Doha A Not Held NP5 A A A NP5 A 1R

0–1

Rome A A A A A A A 3R SF 1R

6–3

Canada A A A A LQ A A 1R A 1R

0–2

Cincinnati NTI A A A A A 1R 2R 1R A

1–3

Tokyo / Wuhan A 2R A A A 2R 2R A

3–3

Year-End Ranking 231 230 214 40 52 124 42 31 29 43

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 W–L

Grand Slam Tournaments

Australian Open A QF 3R 1R 2R 1R 1R

6–6

French Open A 1R 2R 3R 2R A QF

7–5

Wimbledon 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R A

2–6

US Open 2R 1R 1R 1R 3R 1R 1R

3–7

Win–Loss 1–2 4–4 3–4 2–4 5–4 0–3 3–3

18–24

ITF Circuit finals[edit] Singles: 18 (11–7)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments

$75,000 tournaments

$50,000 tournaments

$25,000 tournaments

$10,000 tournaments

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score

Runner-up 1. 10 September 2006 Bucharest
Bucharest
6, Romania Clay Alexandra Cadanţu 3–6, 6–2, 3–6

Winner 1. 9 September 2007 Braşov, Romania Clay Cristina Mitu 7–6(7–2), 6–2

Runner-up 2. 23 March 2008 Ain Sukhna, Egypt Carpet Katarzyna Piter 6–7(7–9), 4–6

Winner 2. 7 September 2008 Braşov Clay Diana Enache 4–6, 6–4, 6–1

Winner 3. 14 September 2008 Budapest, Hungary Clay Laura-Ioana Andrei 7–5, 6–1

Winner 4. 11 October 2008 Jounieh, Lebanon Clay Anastasia Yakimova 6–2, 6–0

Winner 5. 26 October 2008 Glasgow, Scotland Hard Patricia Mayr 2–6, 7–5, 7–6(7–1)

Runner-up 3. 11 April 2010 Incheon, South Korea Hard Lee Jin-a 4–6, 2–6

Runner-up 4. 15 August 2010 Versmold, Germany Clay Magda Linette 2–6, 5–7

Winner 6. 19 September 2010 Podgorica, Montenegro Clay Annalisa Bona 6–1, 6–1

Winner 7. 13 February 2011 Cali, Colombia Clay Laura Pous Tió 6–3, 7–6(7–1)

Runner-up 5. 12 June 2011 Marseille, France Clay Pauline Parmentier 3–6, 2–6

Winner 8. 23 July 2011 Bucharest, Romania Clay Laura Pous Tió 6–3, 7–5

Winner 9. 9 March 2014 Campinas, Brazil Clay Alexandra Panova 6–2, 6–4

Winner 10. 16 March 2014 Sao Paulo, Brazil Clay Alexandra Panova 7–5, 4–6, 6–4

Runner-up 6. 6 April 2014 Medellin, Colombia Clay Verónica Cepede Royg 4–6, 6–4, 4–6

Winner 11. 6 July 2014 Contrexéville, France Clay Kaia Kanepi 6–3, 6–4

Runner-up 7. 30 June 2017 Southsea, United Kingdom Grass Tatjana Maria 2–6, 2–6

Doubles: 27 (19–8)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments

$75,000 tournaments

$50,000 tournaments

$25,000 tournaments

$10,000 tournaments

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score

Winner 1. 30 June 2006 Galaţi, Romania Clay Carmen-Raluca Ţibuleac Bianca Bonifate Diana Gae 6–2, 7–5

Winner 2. 11 May 2007 Bucharest, Romania Clay Simona Halep Laura-Ioana Andrei Ioana Gaspar 6–4, 6–2

Runner-up 1. 31 August 2007 Hunedoara, Romania Clay Laura-Ioana Andrei Diana Enache Antonia Xenia Tout 6–3, 4–6, 4–6

Runner-up 2. 9 September 2007 Braşov, Romania Clay Diana Gae Raluca Ciulei Camelia Hristea 5–7, 4–6

Runner-up 3. 15 June 2008 Craiova, Romania Clay Alexandra Damaschin Laura-Ioana Andrei Diana Enache 3–6, 1–6

Winner 3. 11 July 2008 Bucharest Clay Ioana Gaspar Mihaela Bunea Gabriela Niculescu 4–6, 6–3, [10–3]

Winner 4. 25 July 2008 Hunedoara Clay Elora Dabija Katarína Poljaková Zuzana Zlochová 7–5, 6–2

Winner 5. 29 August 2008 Bucharest Clay Laura-Ioana Andrei Lyudmyla Kichenok Nadiya Kichenok 6–2, 3–6, [10–6]

Winner 6. 5 September 2008 Braşov, Romania Clay Laura-Ioana Andrei Bianca Hîncu Cristina Stancu 6–2, 6–2

Winner 7. 14 September 2008 Budapest, Hungary Clay Laura-Ioana Andrei Davinia Lobbinger Efrat Mishor 6–2, 6–4

Runner-up 4. 26 October 2008 Glasgow, Scotland Hard Laura-Ioana Andrei Stefania Boffa Amanda Elliott 4–6, 6–7(3–7)

Winner 8. 9 May 2009 Bucharest Clay Simona Halep Julia Görges Sandra Klemenschits 2–6, 6–1, [12–10]

Winner 9. 10 April 2010 Incheon, South Korea Hard Erika Sema Misaki Doi Junri Namigata 6–0, 7–6(10–8)

Runner-up 5. 18 July 2010 Darmstadt, Germany Clay Erika Sema Vitalia Diatchenko Laura Siegemund 6–4, 1–6, [4–10]

Winner 10. 30 July 2010 Bucharest Clay Elena Bogdan María Irigoyen Florencia Molinero 6–1, 6–1

Winner 11. 8 August 2010 Hechingen, Germany Clay Anaïs Laurendon Julia Schruff Erika Sema 6–2, 4–6, [10–8]

Winner 12. 18 September 2010 Podgorica, Montenegro Clay Mihaela Buzărnescu Valeria Solovieva Maryna Zanevska 5–7, 7–5, [12–10]

Winner 13. 25 September 2010 Bucharest Clay Elena Bogdan Leticia Costas-Moreira Eva Fernández-Brugués 6–1, 6–3

Runner-up 6. 8 October 2010 Madrid, Spain Clay Elena Bogdan Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino María-Teresa Torró-Flor 4–6, 5–7

Runner-up 7. 27 November 2010 Toyota, Japan Carpet (i) Mădălina Gojnea Shuko Aoyama Rika Fujiwara 6–1, 3–6, [9–11]

Winner 14. 12 February 2011 Cali, Colombia Clay Elena Bogdan Ekaterina Ivanova Kathrin Wörle 2–6, 7–6(8–6), [11–9]

Winner 15. 11 June 2011 Marseille, France Clay Nina Bratchikova Laura-Ioana Andrei Mădălina Gojnea 6–2, 6–2

Winner 16. 22 July 2011 Bucharest Clay Elena Bogdan Maria Elena Camerin İpek Şenoğlu 6–7(1–7), 7–6(7–4), [16–14]

Winner 17. 21 July 2012 Bucharest Clay Alizé Cornet Elena Bogdan Raluca Olaru 6–2, 6–0

Winner 18. 15 March 2014 São Paulo, Brazil Clay Alexandra Panova María Irigoyen María Fernanda Álvarez Terán 6–4 3–6 [11–9]

Winner 19. 5 April 2014 Medellín, Colombia Clay María Irigoyen Monique Adamczak Marina Shamayko 6–2, 7–6(7–2)

Runner-up 8. 6 July 2014 Contrexéville, France Clay María Irigoyen Alexandra Panova Laura Thorpe 3–6, 0–4 ret.

Record against other players[edit] Begu's win–loss record against certain players who have been ranked world No. 10 or higher is as follows:

Player Record Win % Hard Clay Grass Last match

No. 1 ranked players

Caroline Wozniacki 1–0 100% 1–0 0–0 0–0 Won (6–2, 6–2) at 2012 US Open

Maria Sharapova 0–2 0% 0–0 0–1 0–1 Loss (4–6, 3–6) at 2015 Wimbledon

Serena Williams 0–1 0% 0–0 0–1 0–0 Loss (4–6, 1–6) at 2016 Rome

Karolína Plíšková 1–0 100% 1–0 0–0 0–0 Won (6–4, 3–6, 6–4) at 2011 Tokyo

Victoria Azarenka 1–5 17% 0–2 1–2 0–1 Won (6–3, 6–2) at 2016 Rome

Angelique Kerber 2–4 33% 1–1 1–3 0–0 Loss (2–6, 3–6) at 2016 Fed Cup

No. 2 ranked players

Agnieszka Radwańska 0–2 0% 0–2 0–0 0–0 Loss (4–7, 6–2, 1–6) at 2015 Miami

Petra Kvitová 0–2 0% 0–0 0–2 0–0 Loss (3–6, 2–6) at 2015 Paris

Simona Halep 0–4 0% 0–1 0–3 0–0 Loss (3–6, 6–0, 1–6) at 2016 Madrid

Svetlana Kuznetsova 2–1 67% 0–0 2–1 0–0 Won (1–6, 7–6(7–4), 3–2 RET) at 2012 Fes

Garbiñe Muguruza 1–2 33% 0–1 1–1 0–0 Won (5–7, 7–6(7–4), 6–3) at 2016 Madrid

No. 3 ranked players

No. 4 ranked players

Francesca Schiavone 0–1 0% 0–0 0–0 0–1 Loss (3–6, 6–0, 1–6) at 2012 's-Hertogenbosch

Kimiko Date-Krumm 1–1 50% 1–1 0–0 0–0 Loss (6–1, 4–6, 2–6) at 2015 Sydney

No. 5 ranked players

Daniela Hantuchová 0–1 0% 0–0 0–0 0–1 Loss (6–4, 6–7(10–12), 4–6) at 2015 Birmingham

Eugenie Bouchard 1–2 33% 0–1 1–0 0–1 Loss (3–6, 1–6) at 2016 Eastbourne

Lucie Šafářová 1–1 50% 1–1 0–0 0–0 Loss (4–6, 3–6) at 2015 New Haven

Sara Errani 0–2 0% 0–0 0–2 0–0 Loss (4–6, 1–6) at 2012 Palermo

No. 6 ranked players

Carla Suárez Navarro 2–2 50% 0–1 2–1 0–0 Won (7–5, 7–5) at 2017 Bucharest

Flavia Pennetta 0–2 0% 0–0 0–1 0–1 Loss (2–6, 2–6) at 2012 Acapulco

No. 7 ranked players

Belinda Bencic 1–0 100% 0–0 0–0 1–0 Won (6–4, 4–3 RET) at 2016 Eastbourne

Roberta Vinci 1–4 20% 0–3 1–1 0–0 Loss (4–6, 3–6) at 2015 Wuhan

No. 8 ranked players

Ekaterina Makarova 1–1 50% 1–1 0–0 0–0 Loss (4–6, 6–2, 1–6) at 2015 Washington DC

No. 9 ranked players

Timea Bacsinszky 2–2 50% 0–0 2–2 0–0 Won (6–3, 7–6(8–10)) at 2014 Oeiras

Andrea Petkovic 0–1 0% 0–0 0–0 0–1 Loss (4–6, 6–3, 1–6) at 2014 Wimbledon

No. 10 ranked players

Maria Kirilenko 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0 Loss (6–7(4–7),4–6) at 2012 Indian Wells

Total 17–44 29.03% 6–16 11–21 1–7 –

Top 10 wins[edit]

# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score

2012

1. Caroline Wozniacki No. 8 US Open Hard 1st round 6–2, 6–2

2015

2. Angelique Kerber No. 9 Australian Open Hard 1st round 6–4, 0–6, 6–1

2016

3. Garbiñe Muguruza No. 4 Madrid Clay 2nd round 5–7, 7–6(7–4), 6–3

4. Victoria Azarenka No. 6 Rome Clay 2nd round 6–3, 6–2

5. Belinda Bencic No. 8 Birmingham Grass 1st round 6–4, 4–3 ret.

Awards[edit]

2011

WTA Newcomer of The Year

References[edit]

^ Begu, Irina (9 April 2011). "Biography". wtatennis.com. Retrieved 24 July 2011.  ^ "Begu Slides In As Clay Court Surprise". Women's Tennis
Tennis
Association. Retrieved 2016-05-28.  ^ "Arabela din Marbella" (in Romanian). prosport.ro. Retrieved 9 April 2011.  ^ "Azarenka dominates Begu, wins in Marbella". tennis.com. Retrieved 10 April 2011.  ^ "Budapest: Begu Sets Vinci Final". metrolic.com. Retrieved 9 July 2011.  ^ "Vinci beats Begu in final of Budapest
Budapest
Grand Prix". sportsillustrated.cnn.com. Retrieved 10 July 2011.  ^ "Begu upset is ticket to quarterfinals". upi.com. Retrieved 14 July 2011.  ^ "Palermo: Medina Cruises Through The Last Term". metrolic.com. Retrieved 16 July 2011.  ^ "The trophy stays in Bucharest!". bcropen.ro. Retrieved 23 July 2011. 

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Irina-Camelia Begu
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at the Women's Tennis
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Association Irina-Camelia Begu
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at the International Tennis
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Awards

Preceded by Petra Kvitová WTA Newcomer of the Year 2011 Succeeded by Laura Robson

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Women's Tennis
Tennis
Association: Top Romanian female singles tennis players as of 2 April 2018

1. Simona Halep
Simona Halep
(1 ) 2. Sorana Cîrstea
Sorana Cîrstea
(34 1) 3. Irina-Camelia Begu
Irina-Camelia Begu
(38 1) 4. Mihaela Buzărnescu
Mihaela Buzărnescu
(39 ) 5. Monica Niculescu
Monica Niculescu
(65 5)

6. Ana Bogdan
Ana Bogdan
(90 5) 7. Alexandra Cadanțu
Alexandra Cadanțu
(168 1) 8. Irina Bara
Irina Bara
(169 1) 9. Alexandra Dulgheru
Alexandra Dulgheru
(173 1) 10. Jaqueline Cristian (203 2)

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Women's Tennis
Tennis
Association: Top Romanian female doubles tennis players as of 2 April 2018

1. Monica Niculescu
Monica Niculescu
(11 3) 2. Irina-Camelia Begu
Irina-Camelia Begu
(26 2) 3. Raluca Olaru
Raluca Olaru
(49 ) 4. Mihaela Buzărnescu
Mihaela Buzărnescu
(69 3) 5. Simona Halep
Simona Halep
(77 16)

6. Irina Bara
Irina Bara
(111 4) 7. Sorana Cîrstea
Sorana Cîrstea
(155 2) 8. Alexandra Cadanțu
Alexandra Cadanțu
(213 5) 9. Laura Ioana Andrei (237 1) 10. Ral

.