The beginning of the season was not convincing for sure...but she regrouped and finished really well.
Irena is 210 at the WTA ranking (she was 200 at the end of 2010.
In double she finished 145 vs 120 in 2010.
Results in single:
4 times Semi finalist
: Sutton ($25K, Montpellier $25K, Beijing $75K and Poitiers $100K
Top 50 victory
Petra Cetkovska (n°30)
Top 100 victory
Stephanie Foretz Gacon (n°97)
Top 200 victories
Erika Sema (n°145), Petra Rampre (n°191)
Irena played 2 convincing tournamnts: Beijing and Poitiers, both $75K level.
At beijing, she made it to the SF with a straight victory over 3rd seed/n°145 Sema before falling to come backer n°343 Hsieh and eventual winner.
Her results in Poitiers were even more impressive as she beat n°97 compatriot Foretz Gacon and outclassed Top seed/n°30 Cetkovska en route before losing to 3rd seed/n°58 Baltacha.
: Pozaoblanco $25K
: Campobasso $25K, Caceres $25K, Istanbul $50K, Joue les Tours $50K
3 Semi Finals
: Clearwater $25K, Civitavecchia $25K, Albuquerque $75K,
It seems tha Irena decided to play stronger events considering the end of her season. Hope she'll capitalize on her good results in Poitiers to keep rising next year!