Iroda Tulyaganova

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Iroda Tulyaganova
Iroda Tulyaganova 1.jpg
Country (sports) Uzbekistan
ResidenceTashkent, Uzbekistan
Born (1982-01-07) 7 January 1982 (age 37)
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Soviet Union
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro1999
Retired2010
PlaysRight-handed (two–handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 972,624
Singles
Career record205–142
Career titles3 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 16 (17 June 2002)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2002)
French Open3R (2002)
Wimbledon3R (2001)
US Open2R (2000)
Doubles
Career record102–91
Career titles4 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 28 (23 September 2002)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2001, 2002)
French Open3R (2003)
Wimbledon2R (2002)
US Open3R (2002)

Iroda Tulyaganova (Uzbek: Ирода Тўлаганов, romanized: Iroda To'laganova, born 7 January 1982) is a former professional tennis player from Uzbekistan.

She reached her highest WTA singles ranking of No. 16 on June 17, 2002 and of No. 28 in doubles on September 23, 2002. She has won 3 WTA singles titles and 4 WTA doubles titles.

Tulyaganova retired from tennis in 2010.

Biography[edit]

She has been ranked as high as No.16 on the WTA Tour and has won three WTA singles titles in her career. She returned to the main Tour in 2006 after a long injury absence, and in Kolkata in September 2006, she reached the semi-finals as a qualifier, leaping more than 120 places in the rankings to No. 222 after her success. The following week, she reached the final of her home event in Tashkent, beating a string of players including Top 60-ranked Olga Poutchkova. She also won the women's singles gold medal in the 2002 Asian Games in Busan by defeating Tamarine Tanasugarn of Thailand, and the mixed doubles bronze medal in the same event.

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 7 (3–4)[edit]

Legend (pre/post 2009)
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (3–4)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 18 June 2000 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard Italy Francesca Schiavone 6–3, 2–6, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 22 October 2000 Shanghai, China Hard United States Meghann Shaughnessy 6–7(2–7), 5–7
Winner 2. 15 July 2001 Vienna, Austria Clay Switzerland Patty Schnyder 6–3, 6–2
Winner 3. 22 July 2001 Knokke-Heist, Belgium Clay Spain Gala León García 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 16 June 2002 Vienna, Austria Clay Israel Anna Smashnova 4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 3. 9 February 2003 Hyderabad, India Hard Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 8 October 2006 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard China Sun Tiantian 2–6, 4–6

Doubles: 7 (4-3)[edit]

Legend (pre/post 2009)
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–1)
Tier III, IV & V / International (4–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 14 May 2000 Warsaw, Poland Clay Ukraine Anna Zaporozhanova Italy Tathiana Garbin
Slovakia Janette Husárová
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 18 June 2000 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard Ukraine Anna Zaporozhanova China Li Na
China Li Ting
6–3, 2–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 23 July 2000 Knokke-Heist, Belgium Clay Italy Giulia Casoni Australia Catherine Barclay
Denmark Eva Dyrberg
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 4 February 2001 Tokyo, Japan Hard Russia Anna Kournikova United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
6–7(5–7), 6–2, 6–7(6–8)
Winner 2. 27 May 2001 Strasbourg, France Clay Italy Silvia Farina Elia South Africa Amanda Coetzer
United States Lori McNeil
6–1, 7–6(7–0)
Winner 3. 11 November 2001 Pattaya City, Thailand Hard Sweden Åsa Carlsson South Africa Liezel Huber
Indonesia Wynne Prakusya
4–6, 6–3, 6–3
Winner 4. 9 February 2003 Hyderabad, India Hard Russia Elena Likhovtseva Russia Evgenia Kulikovskaya
Belarus Tatiana Poutchek
6–4, 6–4

ITF Finals[edit]

Singles Finals (3-2)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 9 May 1999 Seoul, South Korea Clay Japan Shiho Hisamatsu 6-2, 6-2
Winner 2. 3 October 1999 Seoul, South Korea Hard Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn 6-0, 6-2
Winner 3. 19 April 2000 Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Hard Italy Giulia Casoni 6-2, 6-3
Runner-up 4. 4 June 2006 Galatina, Italy Clay Romania Corina-Claudia Corduneanu 3-6, 4-6
Runner-up 5. 6 November 2006 Shenzhen, China Hard China Yuan Meng 6-4, 5-7, 1-6

Doubles Finals (4-4)[edit]

Outcome No Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Winner 1. 7 November 1998 Moulins, France Hard (i) Switzerland Diane Asensio Netherlands Debby Haak
Netherlands Andrea van den Hurk
7-5, 2-6, 6-2
Winner 2. 15 November 1998 Le Havre, France Clay Belgium Cindy Schuurmans France Chloé Carlotti
France Stéphanie Foretz
6-2, 7-5
Runner-up 3. 22 November 1998 Deauville, France Carpet (i) Bulgaria Lubomira Bacheva France Emmanuelle Curutchet
France Samantha Schoeffel
1–6, 6–2, 6–7
Winner 4. 7 February 1999 Istanbul, Turkey Hard (i) Ukraine Tatiana Perebiynis Belarus Nadejda Ostrovskaya
Switzerland Aliénor Tricerri
6–3, 6–4
Winner 5. 9 May 1999 Seoul, South Korea Clay France Samantha Schoeffel South Korea Choi Young-ja
South Korea Kim Eun-sook
6-3, 4-6, 6-4
Runner–up 6. 10 April 2000 Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Hard (i) Ukraine Anna Zaporozhanova Germany Angelika Bachmann
Italy Giulia Casoni
5-7, 1-6
Runner-up 7. 5 November 2006 Shanghai, China Hard Uzbekistan Akgul Amanmuradova China Ji Chunmei
China Sun Shengnan
4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 8. 5 November 2006 Shenzhen, China Hard Uzbekistan Akgul Amanmuradova Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Russia Alla Kudryavtseva
0–2 ret.

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