Re: Ruxandra Dragomir-Ilie & Irina Spirlea
Loved both players. Irina was like a poor man's Steffi (Huge forehand, effective slice backhand, good footwork). I'll remember her for the 97 US Open (win over Seles, loss against Venus)
Dragomir had a great personality. I remember her 97 RG quarter against Majoli. After Iva won, she lied down on the court in celebration and Roxie crossed the net and lied down next to her. It was very sweet. Iva was one of her closest friends on the Tour.