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

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)

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.

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BiographyEdit

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 finalsEdit

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   Francesca Schiavone 6–3, 2–6, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 22 October 2000 Shanghai, China Hard   Meghann Shaughnessy 6–7(2–7), 5–7
Winner 2. 15 July 2001 Vienna, Austria Clay   Patty Schnyder 6–3, 6–2
Winner 3. 22 July 2001 Knokke-Heist, Belgium Clay   Gala León García 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 16 June 2002 Vienna, Austria Clay   Anna Smashnova 4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 3. 9 February 2003 Hyderabad, India Hard   Tamarine Tanasugarn 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 8 October 2006 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard   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   Anna Zaporozhanova   Tathiana Garbin
  Janette Husárová
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 18 June 2000 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard   Anna Zaporozhanova   Li Na
  Li Ting
6–3, 2–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 23 July 2000 Knokke-Heist, Belgium Clay   Giulia Casoni   Catherine Barclay
  Eva Dyrberg
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 4 February 2001 Tokyo, Japan Hard   Anna Kournikova   Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
6–7(5–7), 6–2, 6–7(6–8)
Winner 2. 27 May 2001 Strasbourg, France Clay   Silvia Farina Elia   Amanda Coetzer
  Lori McNeil
6–1, 7–6(7–0)
Winner 3. 11 November 2001 Pattaya City, Thailand Hard   Åsa Carlsson   Liezel Huber
  Wynne Prakusya
4–6, 6–3, 6–3
Winner 4. 9 February 2003 Hyderabad, India Hard   Elena Likhovtseva   Evgenia Kulikovskaya
  Tatiana Poutchek
6–4, 6–4

ITF FinalsEdit

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   Shiho Hisamatsu 6-2, 6-2
Winner 2. 3 October 1999 Seoul, South Korea Hard   Tamarine Tanasugarn 6-0, 6-2
Winner 3. 19 April 2000 Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Hard   Giulia Casoni 6-2, 6-3
Runner-up 4. 4 June 2006 Galatina, Italy Clay   Corina-Claudia Corduneanu 3-6, 4-6
Runner-up 5. 6 November 2006 Shenzhen, China Hard   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)   Diane Asensio   Debby Haak
  Andrea van den Hurk
7-5, 2-6, 6-2
Winner 2. 15 November 1998 Le Havre, France Clay   Cindy Schuurmans   Chloé Carlotti
  Stéphanie Foretz
6-2, 7-5
Runner-up 3. 22 November 1998 Deauville, France Carpet (i)   Lubomira Bacheva   Emmanuelle Curutchet
  Samantha Schoeffel
1–6, 6–2, 6–7
Winner 4. 7 February 1999 Istanbul, Turkey Hard (i)   Tatiana Perebiynis   Nadejda Ostrovskaya
  Aliénor Tricerri
6–3, 6–4
Winner 5. 9 May 1999 Seoul, South Korea Clay   Samantha Schoeffel   Choi Young-ja
  Kim Eun-sook
6-3, 4-6, 6-4
Runner–up 6. 10 April 2000 Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Hard (i)   Anna Zaporozhanova   Angelika Bachmann
  Giulia Casoni
5-7, 1-6
Runner-up 7. 5 November 2006 Shanghai, China Hard   Akgul Amanmuradova   Ji Chunmei
  Sun Shengnan
4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 8. 5 November 2006 Shenzhen, China Hard   Akgul Amanmuradova   Hsieh Su-wei
  Alla Kudryavtseva
0–2 ret.

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