Begu at the 2016 US Open
|Full name||Irina-Camelia Begu|
26 August 1990 |
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Prize money||$ 2,753,194|
|Career record||304–191 (61.41%)|
|Career titles||3 WTA, 11 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 22 (22 August 2016)|
|Current ranking||No. 23 (19 September 2016)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||4R (2015)|
|French Open||4R (2016)|
|US Open||2R (2012, 2014)|
|Olympic Games||1R (2012, 2016)|
|Career record||201–118 (63.01%)|
|Career titles||4 WTA, 19 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 30 (26 October 2015)|
|Current ranking||No. 40 (6 June 2016)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||QF (2012)|
|French Open||3R (2014)|
|Wimbledon||2R (2012, 2015)|
|US Open||3R (2015)|
|Other doubles tournaments|
|Olympic Games||1R (2016)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2017)|
|Other mixed doubles tournaments|
|Olympic Games||QF (2016)|
|Fed Cup||10–6 (62.5%)|
|Last updated on: 26 March 2016.|
Irina-Camelia Begu (born 26 August 1990) is a professional Romanian tennis player who is currently ranked no. 26. On 28 September 2015, she reached her highest WTA singles ranking of no. 26. Her highest doubles ranking of no. 35 was reached on 30 July 2012. She is coached by Marius Comănescu. She is the no. 2 female tennis player of Romania.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Professional career
- 3 Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 finals
- 4 WTA career finals
- 5 Singles performance timeline
- 6 Doubles performance timeline
- 7 ITF Circuit finals
- 8 Record against other players
- 9 Awards
- 10 References
- 11 External links
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 and Ricardas Berankis. She is currently working with two coaches at a club in Bucharest. Her hobbies include shopping and going to the cinema with friends. She likes Melbourne and Paris, but her favorite city is New York.
Irina Begu started the year at No.234, never winning a main draw match at WTA level.
In April, she entered the 2011 Andalucia Tennis Experience as a qualifier and eventually made the qualifications without losing a set. Then she defeated 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 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 in straight sets.
Begu neared her first ever WTA title, reaching her second final of the year in Budapest on 10 July. The Romanian played the semifinal more aggressive than the fifth seed Anabel Medina Garrigues who allowed the youngster break her when counted the most. Irina had previously crashed another Spaniard Estrella Cabeza Candela 6–0, 6–3. Her first round have brought her a 6–4, 6–4 win over another Spanish player, Laura Pous Tió whom she defeated 6–4, 6–4, and a second straight similar win over Ajla Tomljanović of Croatia. She eventually lost the last act against Top-seeded Roberta Vinci, 4–6, 6–1, 4–6.
She posted in July the lone upset of second-round at the 2011 Internazionali Femminili di Palermo tournament in Italy, defeating second-seeded Roberta Vinci 6–4, 6–3, after eliminating another local in the first round, Maria Elena Camerin. Begu lost eventually to the fifth-seed Anabel Medina Garrigues in the quarterfinals, who was also the winner of the competition.
In the same month, Irina-Camelia Begu won the 2011 BCR Open Romania Ladies title from Bucharest, after defeating the Spanish opponent Laura Pous Tió 6–3, 7–5, in the final. Begu has achieved her third consecutive win against Laura Pous Tió, in 2011, after the ones in Cali and Budapest. It was her fifth final of the year and her second trophy. The 50 WTA points allow Irina to enter the top 50 of best women players in the world, becoming also the highest ranked Romanian player.
2012: First WTA Title
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 in straight sets. She subsequently lost to Sílvia Soler Espinosa of Spain in Round 2.
In September of that year, she won her first WTA title in Tashkent, beating Donna Vekic in straight sets in the final.
2014: First WTA Premier Final and two WTA doubles titles
Begu started the season losing in the qualifying of Sydney and Brisbane. At the Australian Open she passed through the qualifying draw, beating Stephanie Vogt, Jovana Jakšić and Madison Brengle before losing in the main draw to Kazakh 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 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 and Timea Bacsinszky before losing to eventual champion Carla Suárez Navarro.On Seoul in singles she lost in the first round to Chanelle Scheepers in three sets. In doubles she paired with Lara Arruabarrena defeating in the final Mona Barthel and Mandy Minella with the score 6-3, 6-3 claiming her second WTA doubles title of the year.On Moscow she reached her first Premier Final, beating Donna Vekić, 2nd seed Ekaterina Makarova, Tsvetana Pironkova and 4th seed 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
Begu achieved her best singles Grand Slam result at the 2015 Australian Open, reaching the fourth round for the first time before being defeated by Eugenie Bouchard in three sets. Prior to that she upset ninth seed Angelique Kerber in the first round.
At Madrid she made the quarterfinals beating in route Kurumi Nara, Andrea Petkovic (who had to withdraw), and Barbora Strýcová before losing to Petra Kvitová. On Rome she made third round losing in three sets to Victoria Azarenka.
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 and Lesia Tsurenko before losing to 4th seed Maria Sharapova in straight sets.
At Washington seed 6, Begu made quarterfinals by beating Madison Brengle and Polona Hercog before losing to 1st seed of the tournament Ekaterina Makarova. Despite only 2 wins in 6 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 Korea Open (tennis), 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
Begu started her season in Shenzhen, beating 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 due to knee injury. Begu also withdrew from Sydney.She then lost in the first round of the Australian Open to Johanna Larsson.
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 and Kristýna Plisková, before losing to Madison Keys.
Begu started her clay season in Charleston where she was seeded 13. She beat Caroline Garcia, Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Monica Puig (saving a match point) before losing to Angelique Kerber. After Charleston, Begu played for Romania in Fed Cup, but lost both singles and doubles in their tie against Germany. At Rabat, Begu was surprisingly defeated by lucky loser Richel Hogenkamp in straight sets.
Begu's next tournament was Madrid where she arrived for the 2nd consecutive time in the quarterfinals of the tournament, beating Eugenie Bouchard, No.3 seed Garbine Muguruza and 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 before getting a surprising win over World No.5 Victoria Azarenka. She then beat Daria Kasatkina and 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 and Annika Beck before losing to 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 in straight sets. She then lost to a resurgent Eugenie Bouchard in her first match at the Eastbourne International. Her grass court campaign ended with a first round loss at The Championships to Carina Witthöft. Prior to the Olympic Games in Rio, Begu played at the Brasil Tennis Cup, where she beat Laura Pigossi, Paula Cristina Gonçalves, Nao Hibino, Monica Puig and Tímea Babos en route to her third WTA title.
Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 finals
Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)
|Runner-up||2015||Wuhan||Hard||Monica Niculescu|| Martina Hingis
WTA career finals
Singles: 6 (3 titles, 3 runners-up)
|Runner-up||1.||10 April 2011||Andalucia Tennis Experience, Marbella, Spain||Clay||Victoria Azarenka||3–6, 2–6|
|Runner-up||2.||10 July 2011||Budapest Grand Prix, Budapest, Hungary||Clay||Roberta Vinci||4–6, 6–1, 4–6|
|Winner||1.||15 September 2012||Tashkent Open, Tashkent, Uzbekistan||Hard||Donna Vekić||6–4, 6–4|
|Runner-up||3.||19 October 2014||Kremlin Cup, Moscow, Russia||Hard (i)||Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova||4–6, 7–5, 1–6|
|Winner||2.||27 September 2015||Korea Open, Seoul, South Korea||Hard||Aliaksandra Sasnovich||6–3, 6–1|
|Winner||3.||5 August 2016||Brasil Tennis Cup, Florianopolis, Brasil||Hard||Tímea Babos||2–6, 6–4, 6–3|
Doubles: 8 (4 titles, 5 runners-up)
|Winner||1.||14 January 2012||Moorilla Hobart International, Hobart, Australia||Hard||Monica Niculescu|| Chuang Chia-jung
|6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–4), [10–5]|
|Runner-up||1.||28 April 2012||Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem, Fes, Morocco||Clay||Alexandra Cadanțu|| Petra Cetkovská
|6–3, 6–7(5–7), [9–11]|
|Runner-up||2.||21 October 2012||BGL Luxembourg Open, Luxembourg, Luxembourg||Hard (i)||Monica Niculescu|| Andrea Hlaváčková
|Winner||2.||21 June 2013||Topshelf Open, 's-Hertogenbosch, 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, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||Clay||María Irigoyen|| Johanna Larsson
|Winner||4.||21 September 2014||Kia Korea Open, Seoul, South Korea||Hard||Lara Arruabarrena|| Mona Barthel
|Runner-up||3.||21 February 2015||Rio Open, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||Clay||María Irigoyen|| Ysaline Bonaventure
|Runner-up||4.||3 October 2015||Wuhan Open, Wuhan, China||Hard||Monica Niculescu|| Martina Hingis
|Runner-up||5.||24 October 2015||Kremlin Cup, Moscow, Russia||Hard (i)||Monica Niculescu|| Daria Kasatkina
|3–6, 7–6(9–7), [5–10]|
Singles performance timeline
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|Summer Olympics||A||Not Held||1R||Not Held||1R||0–2|
|WTA Tour Championships||Year-End Championship|
|WTA Tour Championships||Did Not Qualify||0–0|
|Summer Olympics||A||Not Held||1R||Not Held||0–1|
|WTA Premier Mandatory Tournaments|
|Beijing||Not Tier I||A||A||1R||A||A||A||1R||0–2|
|WTA Premier 5 Tournaments|
|Cincinnati||Not Tier I||A||A||A||A||A||1R||2R||1R||1–3|
Doubles performance timeline
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
ITF Circuit finals
Singles: 17 (11–6)
|Runner-up||1.||10 September 2006||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, Romania||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.||30 June 2014||Contrexéville, France||Clay||Kaia Kanepi||6–3, 6–4|
Doubles: 27 (19–8)
|Winner||1.||30 June 2006||Galaţi, Romania||Clay||Carmen-Raluca Ţibuleac|| Bianca Bonifate
|Winner||2.||11 May 2007||Bucharest, Romania||Clay||Simona Halep|| Laura-Ioana Andrei
|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
|Runner-up||3.||15 June 2008||Craiova, Romania||Clay||Alexandra Damaschin|| Laura-Ioana Andrei
|Winner||3.||11 July 2008||Bucharest, Romania||Clay||Ioana Gaspar|| Mihaela Bunea
|4–6, 6–3, [10–3]|
|Winner||4.||25 July 2008||Hunedoara, Romania||Clay||Elora Dabija|| Katarína Poljaková
|Winner||5.||29 August 2008||Bucharest, Romania||Clay||Laura-Ioana Andrei|| Lyudmyla Kichenok
|6–2, 3–6, [10–6]|
|Winner||6.||5 September 2008||Braşov, Romania||Clay||Laura-Ioana Andrei|| Bianca Hîncu
|Winner||7.||14 September 2008||Budapest, Hungary||Clay||Laura-Ioana Andrei|| Davinia Lobbinger
|Runner-up||4.||26 October 2008||Glasgow, Scotland||Hard||Laura-Ioana Andrei|| Stefania Boffa
|Winner||8.||9 May 2009||Bucharest, Romania||Clay||Simona Halep|| Julia Görges
|2–6, 6–1, [12–10]|
|Winner||9.||10 April 2010||Incheon, South Korea||Hard||Erika Sema|| Misaki Doi
|Runner-up||5.||18 July 2010||Darmstadt, Germany||Clay||Erika Sema|| Vitalia Diatchenko
|6–4, 1–6, [4–10]|
|Winner||10.||30 July 2010||Bucharest, Romania||Clay||Elena Bogdan|| María Irigoyen
|Winner||11.||8 August 2010||Hechingen, Germany||Clay||Anaïs Laurendon|| Julia Schruff
|6–2, 4–6, [10–8]|
|Winner||12.||18 September 2010||Podgorica, Montenegro||Clay||Mihaela Buzărnescu|| Valeria Solovieva
|5–7, 7–5, [12–10]|
|Winner||13.||25 September 2010||Bucharest, Romania||Clay||Elena Bogdan|| Leticia Costas-Moreira
|Runner-up||6.||8 October 2010||Madrid, Spain||Clay||Elena Bogdan|| Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino
|Runner-up||7.||27 November 2010||Toyota, Japan||Carpet (i)||Mădălina Gojnea|| Shuko Aoyama
|6–1, 3–6, [9–11]|
|Winner||14.||12 February 2011||Cali, Colombia||Clay||Elena Bogdan|| Ekaterina Ivanova
|2–6, 7–6(8–6), [11–9]|
|Winner||15.||11 June 2011||Marseille, France||Clay||Nina Bratchikova|| Laura-Ioana Andrei
|Winner||16.||22 July 2011||Bucharest, Romania||Clay||Elena Bogdan|| Maria Elena Camerin
|6–7(1–7), 7–6(7–4), [16–14]|
|Winner||17.||21 July 2012||Bucharest, Romania||Clay||Alizé Cornet|| Elena Bogdan
|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.||31 March 2014||Medellín, Colombia||Clay||María Irigoyen|| Monique Adamczak
|Runner-up||8.||30 June 2014||Contrexéville, France||Clay||María Irigoyen|| Alexandra Panova
|3–6, 0–4, ret.|
Record against other players
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|
|Number 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|
|Victoria Azarenka||1–5||17%||0–2||1–2||0–1||Won (6–3, 6–2) at 2016 Rome|
|Number 2 ranked players|
|Angelique Kerber||2–4||33%||1–1||1–3||0–0||Loss (2–6, 3–6) at 2016 Fed Cup|
|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|
|Number 3 ranked players|
|Number 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|
|Number 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|
|Number 6 ranked players|
|Carla Suárez Navarro||1–2||33%||0–1||1–1||0–0||Loss (6–7(3–7), 1–6) at 2014 Oieras|
|Flavia Pennetta||0–2||0%||0–0||0–1||0–1||Loss (2–6, 2–6) at 2012 Acapulco|
|Number 7 ranked players|
|Belinda Bencic||1–0||100%||0–0||0–0||1–0||Won (6–4, 4–3 RET) at 2016 Eastbourne|
|Karolína Plíšková||1–0||100%||1–0||0–0||0–0||Won (6–4, 3–6, 6–4) at 2011 Tokyo|
|Roberta Vinci||1–4||20%||0–3||1–1||0–0||Loss (4–6, 3–6) at 2015 Wuhan|
|Number 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|
|Number 9 ranked players|
|Timea Bacsinszky||2–2||50%||0–0||2–2||0–0||Won (6–3, 7–6(8–10)) at 2014 Oieras|
|Andrea Petkovic||0–1||0%||0–0||0–0||0–1||Loss (4–6, 6-3, 1-6) at 2014 Wimbledon|
|Number 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|
Top 10 wins
|1.||Caroline Wozniacki||No. 8||US Open, New York City, United States||Hard||1st Round||6–2, 6–2|
|2.||Angelique Kerber||No. 9||Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia||Hard||1st Round||6–4, 0–6, 6–1|
|3.||Garbiñe Muguruza||No. 4||Madrid, Spain||Clay||2nd Round||5–7, 7–6(7-4), 6–3|
|4.||Victoria Azarenka||No. 6||Rome, Italy||Clay||2nd Round||6–3, 6–2|
|5.||Belinda Bencic||No. 8||Birmingham, Great Britain||Grass||1st Round||6–4, 4–3 ret.|
- WTA Newcomer of The Year
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- "Begu Slides In As Clay Court Surprise". Women's 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 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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