Iroda Tulyaganova

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Iroda Tulyaganova
Iroda Tulyaganova 1.jpg
Country (sports)  Uzbekistan
Residence Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Born (1982-01-07) 7 January 1982 (age 35)
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Soviet Union
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro 1999
Retired 2010
Plays Right-handed (two–handed backhand)
Prize money US$ 972,624
Singles
Career record 205–142
Career titles 3 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest ranking No. 16 (17 June 2002)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2002)
French Open 3R (2002)
Wimbledon 3R (2001)
US Open 2R (2000)
Doubles
Career record 102–91
Career titles 4 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest ranking No. 28 (23 September 2002)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2001, 2002)
French Open 3R (2003)
Wimbledon 2R (2002)
US Open 3R (2002)

Iroda Tulyaganova (Uzbek: 'Iroda To'laganova, Ирода Тўлаганова', born 7 January 1982 in Tashkent) 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. Tulyaganova has won 3 WTA singles titles and 4 WTA doubles titles.

Tulyaganova retired from tennis 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

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