Since her convincing run at the AO, Irena played an ITF at Sunderland $25K.
Average result for her ambition as she was upset by 8th seed/n°280 Vrljic in QF.
Was she in the best form for that match???...may be not, as she was forced to withdraw from the Open GDF Paris qualies due to illness.
She's now feeling good and flight to Memphis WTA to play the qualies.
1rst good result: She ousted 3rd seed/n°161 Julia Cohen.
Sadly, she now has to face 7th seed/n°182 compatriot and friend Larriere...for a place in the MD!
Feb 21st, 2012, 01:59 PM
Irena qualified for the Main Draw!
As unseeded, she defeated 3rd seed/n°161 Julia Cohen 6/0 6/1, then she beat her compatriot and good friend 7th seed/n°182 Victoria Larriere 6/2 6/2 to qualify for the Main Draw!
In the Main Draw, she faced 7th seed/n°62 Johanna Larsson:
She played on the Central and gave a real fight falling 4/6 6/4 7/5!
With a bit more of experience, she could have finished that match as she was leading 5/3 in the 3rd set! :fiery:
However, Irena seems to play another level than her ranking!
After a close match vs Erakovic at the AO and here again at Memphis, she can capitalize on her level!
Good luck for her!
Apr 18th, 2012, 11:27 PM
R1 (4)Elitsa Kostova (BUL) d. Irena Pavlovic (FRA) 26 62 64 :sad: :tears:
But she twitted she started to feel better again, and ready to compete at her best all over again. :)
La Française Irena Pavlovic a remporté à 23 ans son premier match sur le grand circuit en se qualifiant pour le deuxième tour de Roland-Garros face à la Taiwanaise Chang Kai-Chen (6-4, 7-5) dimanche.
"A la balle de match, j'ai pensé à mes proches, j'étais contente pour eux. C'est toujours à part quand on est à la maison", a déclaré la joueuse née à Belgrade, qui a bénéficié d'une invitation pour le tournoi parisien.
Grand espoir chez les jeunes, l'actuelle 176e mondiale a connu des problèmes de santé et d'entourage qui ont nui à son éclosion.
"Ce match, je l'aurais perdu il y a un an. Mais j'ai eu la bonne attitude. Quand j'étais petite, je gagnais tout. Mais j'ai eu des problèmes de santé et je n'étais pas forcément bien entourée. Il a fallu que je me détache de ce que les gens pouvaient me dire. Je ressentais trop de pression. Aujourd'hui, je ne me mets pas de limites", a déclaré Pavlovic, arrivée en France à l'âge de 3 ans.
Elle rencontrera l'Espagnole Anabel Medina (http://www.sport.fr/tennis/anabel-medina-11730.shtm) Garrigues ou la Britannique Laura Robson (http://www.sport.fr/tennis/laura-robson-10679.shtm) au prochain tour.
At Wimbledon, Irena reached the final round of the qualies beating E.Sema (16th seed-n°134): 6/0 6/4 before falling to n°148 Kryst.Plyskova who reached the 2nd rd of the MD.
Irena moved o the United States with average results:
-Missing opportunity at Yakima $50K: As Top seed, Reached the QF falling to surprising winner n°383 Rogers.
-Reached the 2nd Rd at the qualies $740K Carlsbad losing to n°161 Y.J Chan
-Reached the 2nd Rd at Lexington $50K falling to n°240 but former n°30 Mattek Sands
-Reached the 2nd Rd at Bronx $50K losing to n°126/5th seed Ormaechea
She started pretty well at the US OPEN qualies upsetting one of the young german guns!
IRENA PAVLOVIC BEATS ANNIKA BECK (24th seed-n°133): 6/0 5/7 7/6
Good luck for the next round vs n°223 Simmonds!
BTW, Irena reached her career highest ranking: n°143 (July 16, 2012)
Sep 28th, 2012, 09:16 AM
It's Irena's birthday today. Her BFF Sarah Barlondo wished her a happy birthday on twitter. Happy birthday Irena :bdaycake:
Sarah Barlondo @SarahBarlondo
1h du matin et c'est la fête à qui?C'est l'heure de dire HAPPY BIRTHDAY @irenapavlovic !! À tt à l'heure :) BigBesos #BFF #BirthdayGirl
She just lost in the final round of Auckland Q, to Luangnam 6-7(4) 5-7. :smash: Blew a break lead in set 2 :o
Jan 9th, 2013, 03:16 PM
Ika is playing AO qualies. She has some points to defend from last year. Come on Ika! :bounce: :cheer:
Jan 10th, 2013, 05:37 AM
Lost 4-6 3-6 in Q1 to Falconi. :sad: Disappointing. :( Plus, she's gonna lose a shitload of points.
Jan 21st, 2013, 08:29 AM
She got a MD WC to 25K Andrezieux-Boutheon this week and plays (WC)Séverine Beltrame in R1. C'mon Ika! :bounce:
Jan 22nd, 2013, 11:31 PM
She lost to Beltrame in 3 sets. :sobbing:
Jan 25th, 2013, 07:55 PM
Ika's playing Paris Q this week-end. :)
(4)Kiki Bertens (NED) v Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor (ESP)
Karolina Pliskova (CZE) v Irena Pavlovic (FRA)
Virginie Razzano (FRA) v Madison Brengle (USA)
Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) v (7)Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino (ESP)
Will be tough :( best luck! :) :cheer:
Jan 27th, 2013, 08:57 AM
She lost 4-6 7-6(0) 5-7 :sad: a close match, but that's better. :yeah: Karo's played pretty good since the beginning of the year. :hug:
Jan 31st, 2013, 09:35 AM
Next stop, 100K Midlands! :bounce:
Feb 4th, 2013, 09:19 PM
(6)Olga Puchkova (RUS) v (wc)Asia Muhammed (USA)
(SR)Ajla Tomljanovic (CRO) v Irena Pavlovic (FRA)
Maria Sanchez (USA) v Q/LL
(2)Coco Vandeweghe (USA) v Q/LL
Very tough draw for Ika. Tomljanovic is back from injury and very tricky. Not the ideal 1st round to gather some confidence... And Puchkova looming in R2... :unsure:
Best luck Ika :hug: :cheer: