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Sunny_Boy
Mar 5th, 2008, 08:43 AM
Following New Delhi, Iroda is listed to play the 25K ITF event in Noida. She's currently on the qualies but will move into the MD once a few players start to withdraw :)

Mike_T
Mar 7th, 2008, 04:30 PM
I think she made the Delhi MD :) The entries list doesn’t currently confirm it, but the Q-draw has Uberoi as #1 seed, and she was 2 places behind Iroda.

bavaria86
Mar 7th, 2008, 04:40 PM
Good news:banana:!Hope she can gain some confidence at the indian Itfs!Go Iri

bavaria86
Mar 9th, 2008, 04:01 PM
Her is Irodas quarter of the main draw in New Delhi!
Yanina Wickmayer BEL [4] vs. Iroda Tulyaganova UZB
Q vs. Q
Ivana Lisjak CRO vs. Ankita Bhambri IND [WC]
Veronika Chvojkova CZE vs. Chanelle Scheepers RSA [6]
Well, very tough first round but afterwards the draw would be widely open, so take your chance and good luck Iroda!!

Sunny_Boy
Mar 9th, 2008, 11:13 PM
That's a pretty tough opening round match! Yanina has had some decent wins this year and also won a few ITF's late last year.
Good luck Iroda :yeah:

georgekuo1017
Mar 10th, 2008, 02:16 PM
good luck iroda

Mike_T
Mar 11th, 2008, 09:12 AM
$50k, New Delhi, IND:

Good fight, but not enough against a very good up and coming player. Iroda plays $25k Noida, IND, next week: http://tinyurl.com/2sdt87

Iroda (UZB/307)

1R: lost to Yanina Wickmayer (Seed 4/BEL/152) 6-7 4-6
H2H: never played. Profiles: http://tinyurl.com/2o86hu

Hard/Outdoor
http://www.aitatennis.com/
ITF: http://tinyurl.com/295dvb

bavaria86
Mar 11th, 2008, 09:57 AM
Iroda:bigcry:She seemed to have such a good form when playing fedcup!But good luck in Noida Iroda!

Farina Elia Fan
Mar 11th, 2008, 11:45 AM
:sad:

Sunny_Boy
Mar 11th, 2008, 12:07 PM
At least Iroda was in the match but must have just fallen short.
Good luck next week :yeah:

Sunny_Boy
Mar 12th, 2008, 06:20 AM
Just found this article on Iroda, good read, sad in a way as Iroda mentions her elbow injury and how she knows she's not playing good tennis at the moment. Anyway I'll post the article -

Iroda’s crawl back to the top


New Delhi, March 11 A place in the top 20, a gold medal at the 2002 Asian Games, and that unbeatable winning feeling — Uzbekistan’s Iroda Tulyaganova seemed to be on her way to achieving it all. Yet today, she is slugging it out in the little league, miles removed from the glory she had once made her own. She lost in the first round of the $50,000 ITF Women’s Circuit tournament here today, and smiles wryly in recollection of the past. “I had to have an elbow operation that put me out for three years. It was really hard, especially mentally, to come back. But I told myself I have to forget whatever I had achieved earlier. I had to start from scratch,” says Iroda, speaking to Sportline.

Deceiving memory is not the easiest thing in the world, especially when the entire situation could have been prevented. “I had played too much tennis, my bone was crushed. I was feeling pain, but I did not stop; rather, I was not allowed to. My dad was pushing me to play. If he hadn’t, things would’ve been different now,” she continues. “I had played so much tennis that in the beginning of my layoff, I was happy to get some time away. I could spend time with my mother and sister. But then, I began watching tennis on TV, and after seeing top players like Kim Clijsters and Anastasia Myskina, who I have beaten, I wanted to get back to playing,” she adds.

Iroda has rubbed shoulders with tennis’ elite, and even partnered a legend. She played doubles with Martina Navratilova at the 2002 US Open, and admits the veteran is an inspiration as Iroda attempts to find her way back to the top. “She thought I’m very talented and could help me. Even though I had played quite a lot by that time, I felt like a kid in front of her. She is a very nice person and it was good to play with her,” smiles Iroda.

A semi-finalist at the 2006 Sunfeast Open in Kolkata, the 26-year-old had lost in the qualifying rounds of last week’s Bangalore Open. She now plans to add more tournaments to her calendar in search of a higher ranking than her current 307. “I will be playing more 50ks and 25ks on the circuit. It is hard because I’m not playing my best right now, and sometimes I feel like breaking my racket, screaming, crying; but I know I can’t do that if I want to play better,” she says.

http://www.expressindia.com/latest-news/Irodas-crawl-back-to-the-top/283177/

Sunny_Boy
Mar 12th, 2008, 06:29 AM
31 Mar to 06 Apr 2008

Iroda is listed as an MDO at the $75,000 event in Torhout, she's currently 68th on the alt list so I dont think she'll play that event.
Her second priority is the $25,000 event in Hamburg, she's 9th on the alt list so I think Iroda may play in Hamburg that week

Mike_T
Mar 16th, 2008, 01:07 AM
Iroda withdrew from Noidia 2 days ago :banghead:

bavaria86
Mar 17th, 2008, 10:20 AM
Iroda in Germany:)Unfortunately Hamburg is so far north in Germany so i cannot visit the tournament

Sunny_Boy
Mar 19th, 2008, 05:41 AM
Iroda has withdrawn from all the tournaments she entered from the 31 Mar to 06 Apr.
No idea why though :confused:

bavaria86
Mar 25th, 2008, 08:11 AM
Hopefully Iri is not injured again!

Mike_T
Mar 25th, 2008, 02:14 PM
Now withdrawn from 2 further ITF’s, starting the week after the last withdrawls, 7th April. She doesn’t normally withdraw this far in advance. Not looking good... :(

bavaria86
Apr 2nd, 2008, 10:59 AM
Iroda is not in the entry list of the 25k tournament in Namangan(UZB) starting 21st of April:help:!Anybody knows why she is not playing in her home country?

Sunny_Boy
Apr 3rd, 2008, 05:26 AM
Iroda is not in the entry list of the 25k tournament in Namangan(UZB) starting 21st of April:help:!Anybody knows why she is not playing in her home country?

Fed Cup WG play-offs are being held in the same week (26th and 27th of April) ;)

bavaria86
Apr 3rd, 2008, 07:38 AM
Fed Cup WG play-offs are being held in the same week (26th and 27th of April) ;)

Thanks;)!By the way whats your name?

Sunny_Boy
Apr 3rd, 2008, 10:10 AM
Thanks;)!By the way whats your name?

Np :)
I'm Anthony btw, what's your name?

bavaria86
Apr 3rd, 2008, 10:14 AM
Np :)
I'm Anthony btw, what's your name?
:wavey:Hi I am Alex! For how long are you an iroda fan?

Sunny_Boy
Apr 4th, 2008, 04:05 AM
:wavey:Hi I am Alex! For how long are you an iroda fan?

Hi Alex,
I started cheering for Iroda in 2005, I remember watching her on TV playing the Hopman Cup and really liked her game. Then at the AO later that month, she played against Molik and Davenport so they televised some parts of her matches again. Since then it has been a roller coaster ride for Iroda and her fans, injuries and fitness haven't treated her well.
How about you, when did you become an Iri fan?

drake3781
Apr 4th, 2008, 06:45 AM
Fed Cup WG play-offs are being held in the same week (26th and 27th of April) ;)


Yes, Fed Cup is coming up but the players could play up to two weeks ahead of this (tournaments the week of April 7, and 14).

Question: why is the Iroda thread in Russian Roulette and Akgul's thread is in Asian Assualt? :confused:

bavaria86
Apr 4th, 2008, 02:36 PM
Hi Alex,
I started cheering for Iroda in 2005, I remember watching her on TV playing the Hopman Cup and really liked her game. Then at the AO later that month, she played against Molik and Davenport so they televised some parts of her matches again. Since then it has been a roller coaster ride for Iroda and her fans, injuries and fitness haven't treated her well.
How about you, when did you become an Iri fan?
Hi
Do you mean 2003?
Well i think i am following Irodas results since 2001 and in 2002 i saw her playing in Germany and i had the chance to talk to her a bit and she was so amazing and since then i always keep my fingers crossed when she plays she is so amazing:worship:

Sunny_Boy
Apr 5th, 2008, 06:16 AM
Hi
Do you mean 2003?
Well i think i am following Irodas results since 2001 and in 2002 i saw her playing in Germany and i had the chance to talk to her a bit and she was so amazing and since then i always keep my fingers crossed when she plays she is so amazing:worship:

Sorry, I did mean 2003, didn't really I'd been following her that long :lol:
That's pretty cool you got to meet Iroda, she's such a nice person!

kittyking
Apr 5th, 2008, 06:48 AM
Yes, Fed Cup is coming up but the players could play up to two weeks ahead of this (tournaments the week of April 7, and 14).

Question: why is the Iroda thread in Russian Roulette and Akgul's thread is in Asian Assualt? :confused:

I second that :confused: I'd call Uzbekistan part of Asia, rather than Russia!

andrewbroad
Apr 5th, 2008, 01:27 PM
Iroda has a thread in Asian Assault (http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=58753) too.

Here's a photo I found in Slovenský Tenis (http://www.stz.sk/) magazine (April 2008), which previews the forthcoming Uzbekistan v Slovakia Fed Cup tie of 26th/27th April:

http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/8643/slovenskytenisapril2008zh6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/8643/slovenskytenisapril2008zh6.5a6f3f4154.jpg (http://g.imageshack.us/g.php?h=509&i=slovenskytenisapril2008zh6.jpg)

I've seen a cropped version of this photo before (it is from Pattaya 2008), but this one shows a bit of leg too.

--
Dr. Andrew Broad
http://geocities.com/andrewbroad/
http://geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/
http://geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/tulya/

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/irodatulyaganova/

Mike_T
Apr 5th, 2008, 07:56 PM
Well i think i am following Irodas results since 2001 and in 2002 i saw her playing in Germany and i had the chance to talk to her a bit and she was so amazing and since then i always keep my fingers crossed when she plays she is so amazing:worship:

Yep, she’s amazing, Alex. You hear the same story from everyone and anyone who’s ever met Iroda. She really does have the charm to match the looks – sufficient to have become the biggest WTA star ever, and on route stealing Maria’s and Ana’s endorsements combined. Instead fate intervened, ruining her ranking and chance at the limelight, and the reality is, even some members on this tennis forum, don’t know who she is. :sad:

I’ve followed Iroda since Linz 2001. I saw a Linz trailer on EuroSport, where they flashed up a glimpse of Iroda. I didn’t know who she was, but I was like: ‘how the fuck does that girl play tennis with boobs that big?!?!’ :eek: I was convinced EuroSport had photoshopped her boobs to make them bigger. Anyway, I didn’t plan to, but found myself watching the Linz semi. I sat down to watch because it was Dokic, who was looking as good as she’s ever looked, stunning. But then I saw the Goddess the other side of the net, looking even better than Jelena, and my jaw hit the floor! :eek: Little could I have imagined, that only weeks later, I’d be swapping flirty messages with this stunning Goddess, on her websites guestbook. That’s when I discovered she had the personality to match the looks.

Mike_T
Apr 5th, 2008, 08:00 PM
Question: why is the Iroda thread in Russian Roulette and Akgul's thread is in Asian Assualt? :confused:

I second that :confused: I'd call Uzbekistan part of Asia, rather than Russia!

Ask Goldylox. She started this thread, when there was already an existing thread in AA (she’s got too much time on her hands...). As there’s 10 times as many people browsing RR vs AA, this thread attracted a few more posts, and therefore got preference over the AA thread. But yes, there should be only one thread, and in AA.

bavaria86
Apr 6th, 2008, 10:12 AM
Yep, she’s amazing, Alex. You hear the same story from everyone and anyone who’s ever met Iroda. She really does have the charm to match the looks – sufficient to have become the biggest WTA star ever, and on route stealing Maria’s and Ana’s endorsements combined. Instead fate intervened, ruining her ranking and chance at the limelight, and the reality is, even some members on this tennis forum, don’t know who she is. :sad:

I’ve followed Iroda since Linz 2001. I saw a Linz trailer on EuroSport, where they flashed up a glimpse of Iroda. I didn’t know who she was, but I was like: ‘how the fuck does that girl play tennis with boobs that big?!?!’ :eek: I was convinced EuroSport had photoshopped her boobs to make them bigger. Anyway, I didn’t plan to, but found myself watching the Linz semi. I sat down to watch because it was Dokic, who was looking as good as she’s ever looked, stunning. But then I saw the Goddess the other side of the net, looking even better than Jelena, and my jaw hit the floor! :eek: Little could I have imagined, that only weeks later, I’d be swapping flirty messages with this stunning Goddess, on her websites guestbook. That’s when I discovered she had the personality to match the looks.
you are so right Mike!She is an absolutely amazing and adorable person.:bounce::bounce:
I really hope that she can get her old form back!!

Mike_T
Apr 20th, 2008, 09:56 PM
No need to pack the squeaky shoes, Ladies.

http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=340136

Shame, I was looking forward to the Uzbeks landing a few blows on her toffee nose.

smandy0
Apr 25th, 2008, 04:46 PM
Slovak Republic 0 0 Uzbekistan

R1 - M.RYBARIKOVA (SVK) v A.AMANMURADOVA (UZB)
R2 - D.CIBULKOVA (SVK) v I.TULYAGANOVA (UZB)
R3 - D.CIBULKOVA (SVK) v A.AMANMURADOVA (UZB)
R4 - M.RYBARIKOVA (SVK) v I.TULYAGANOVA (UZB)
R5 - D.CIBULKOVA / J.HUSAROVA (SVK) v A.AMANMURADOVA / I.TULYAGANOVA (UZB)

Best of luck to Uzbekistan and especially Iroda :bounce:

26 & 27.04.08

http://www.fedcup.com/ties/tie.asp?tie=100010678

Storms
http://www.geocities.com/smandy0/index.html

Mike_T
Apr 25th, 2008, 06:07 PM
Great to see Rodi back! The Slovaks are still stronger on paper, but their star players were hampered with injuries recently, so might be a factor.

Adding some ranking/profile info:

Sat 26th.

1R: Akgul Amanmuradova (67) vs. Magdalena Rybarikova (167)
H2H: never met. Profiles: http://tinyurl.com/5j5lcz

2R: Iroda Tulyaganova (327) vs. Dominika Cibulkova (31)
H2H: never met. Profiles: http://tinyurl.com/6l8lm2


Sun 27th.

3R: Akgul Amanmuradova (67) vs. Dominika Cibulkova (31)
H2H: never met. Profiles: http://tinyurl.com/6hrjgr

4R: Iroda Tulyaganova (327) vs. Magdalena Rybarikova (167)
H2H: Rybarikova leads 1-0. Profiles: http://tinyurl.com/6zspt6

5R: D. Cibulkova & J. Husarova (458/28) vs. Akgul & Iroda (99/434)
(dubs ranks) Husarova profile: http://tinyurl.com/4ysmz7


GOGO UZB!!! http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/6900/uzflagoq5.gif

smandy0
Apr 26th, 2008, 08:37 PM
R1 - M.RYBARIKOVA (SVK) def. A.AMANMURADOVA (UZB)
7-6(4) 6-2
R2 - D.CIBULKOVA (SVK) def. I.TULYAGANOVA (UZB)
7-6(4) 7-5

http://www.fedcup.com/ties/tie.asp?tie=100010678

If Uzbekistan wish to progress, they obviously need to all the matches on Sunday. Make sure you pray a lot tomorrow. :help:

Storms
http://www.geocities.com/smandy0/index.html

Mike_T
Apr 27th, 2008, 01:16 AM
Well happy with Iroda’s scoreline :D Very competitive :D Cibulkova reached the final of a tier 2 (clay) recently, taking out Chakvetadze, and tie-breaking Sharpie in the final.

Akgul needed to win her match, if UZB were to stand a chance of winning, hers being the easiest match on paper, but Rybarikova has won $25k and $50 titles this month, so no push over. Prayer mats out :bowdown:

http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/9937/dominikacibulkovaamanmucp2.jpg
6' 3" v 5' 3" :lol:

GOGO UZB!!! http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/6900/uzflagoq5.gif

Sunny_Boy
Apr 27th, 2008, 03:50 AM
That's actually a pretty good effort for Iroda :) Was expecting a loss but didn't expect her to push Cibulkova.
GL to Iroda is she plays today.

smandy0
Apr 27th, 2008, 05:54 PM
:confused:Uzbekistan have lost 3 - 0 :(

R3 - D.CIBULKOVA (SVK) def. A.AMANMURADOVA (UZB)
7-6(9) 6-4

http://www.fedcup.com/ties/tie.asp?tie=100010678

Storms

http://www.geocities.com/smandy0/index.html

smandy0
Apr 27th, 2008, 06:28 PM
Do not know why they still want to continue playing. However, since my last email, I see the following change.

R4 - K.KUCOVA (SVK) v V.EKSHIBAROVA (UZB) :eek:
R5 - D.CIBULKOVA / J.HUSAROVA (SVK) v A.AMANMURADOVA / I.TULYAGANOVA (UZB)

http://www.fedcup.com/ties/tie.asp?tie=100010678

Storms

http://www.geocities.com/smandy0/index.html

Mike_T
Apr 27th, 2008, 08:07 PM
R4 - K.KUCOVA (SVK) v V.EKSHIBAROVA (UZB) :eek:
R5 - D.CIBULKOVA / J.HUSAROVA (SVK) v A.AMANMURADOVA / I.TULYAGANOVA (UZB)


Hopefully not more problems for Rodi. You’d of expected her to play because she needs the match practice, but she’s still scheduled to play the dubs, so...??

http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/9576/dsc08584xn4.th.jpg (http://img151.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc08584xn4.jpg) http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/1892/dsc08586lt1.th.jpg (http://img98.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc08586lt1.jpg) http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/5622/dsc08603xf4.th.jpg (http://img521.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc08603xf4.jpg) http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/8846/dsc08606dq2.th.jpg (http://img84.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc08606dq2.jpg)

http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/241/dsc08592zl0.th.jpg (http://img258.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc08592zl0.jpg) http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/6021/dsc08597zh1.th.jpg (http://img254.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc08597zh1.jpg) http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/7997/dsc08598ta5.th.jpg (http://img84.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc08598ta5.jpg) http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/948/dsc08599qb5.th.jpg (http://img84.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc08599qb5.jpg)

http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/8347/dsc08630su7.th.jpg (http://img170.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc08630su7.jpg) http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/8106/dsc08633vy4.th.jpg (http://img170.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc08633vy4.jpg) http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/3168/dsc08654no3.th.jpg (http://img98.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc08654no3.jpg)

http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/2716/dsc08621wh4.th.jpg (http://img98.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc08621wh4.jpg) http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/6967/dsc08623sx4.th.jpg (http://img87.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc08623sx4.jpg) http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/4116/dsc08629vg5.th.jpg (http://img87.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc08629vg5.jpg) http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/9521/dsc08639cp6.th.jpg (http://img98.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc08639cp6.jpg) http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/4677/dsc08649zi7.th.jpg (http://img87.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc08649zi7.jpg) http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/7991/dsc08658bk3.th.jpg (http://img98.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc08658bk3.jpg) http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/5017/dsc08663hy8.th.jpg (http://img169.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc08663hy8.jpg)

Sorry for the lower quality.

smandy0
Apr 27th, 2008, 09:04 PM
I can only guess that both teams decided to continue playing to give their less experienced players a go. Therefore, more changes were made.

R4 - K.KUCOVA (SVK) def. V.EKSHIBAROVA (UZB)
6-1 2-6 6-4
R5 - J.HUSAROVA / M.RYBARIKOVA (SVK) v V.EKSHIBAROVA / A.KHABIBULINA (UZB) :eek:


http://www.fedcup.com/ties/tie.asp?tie=100010678

Storms

http://www.geocities.com/smandy0/index.html

smandy0
Apr 27th, 2008, 09:31 PM
Final Results:(

R1 - M.RYBARIKOVA (SVK) def. A.AMANMURADOVA (UZB)
7-6(4) 6-2
R2 - D.CIBULKOVA (SVK) def. I.TULYAGANOVA (UZB)
7-6(4) 7-5
R3 - D.CIBULKOVA (SVK) def. A.AMANMURADOVA (UZB)
7-6(9) 6-4
R4 - K.KUCOVA (SVK) def. V.EKSHIBAROVA (UZB)
6-1 2-6 6-4
R5 - J.HUSAROVA / M.RYBARIKOVA (SVK) def. V.EKSHIBAROVA / A.KHABIBULINA (UZB)
6-0 6-2

http://www.fedcup.com/results/tieresult.asp?tie=100010678

Storms

http://www.geocities.com/smandy0/index.html

Sunny_Boy
Apr 28th, 2008, 01:28 AM
Was expecting Iroda to play at least one match today since she hasn't played in over a month.

So anyone know where Iroda is playing next? She has withdrawn from soo many ITFs, I stopped checking the lists.

Thanks for posting those pics Mike :)

bavaria86
Apr 28th, 2008, 02:27 PM
It is really sad that the uzbek girls lost but Iri seems to be in a good form when you think she made eleven games against Domi:bounce:!
Hopefully she plays again very soon:scared:

Mike_T
Apr 30th, 2008, 07:29 AM
Plus 1 deň (http://www.plus1den.sk/aktuality/26040151-tenis-pf-rybarikova-amanmuradovova-i-set.html) (Cibulkova, Rybarikova, Amanmuradova)


http://img.bleskovky.sk/big/148062.jpg/Iroda-Tulaganovova-nc.jpg

One more Iroda

There appears to be an interview in that link above pic, but online translators only manage to translate 5% of it.

Mike_T
Apr 30th, 2008, 07:39 AM
So anyone know where Iroda is playing next? She has withdrawn from soo many ITFs, I stopped checking the lists.

Yep, commitments are one thing, playing is another :lol: This is what I could find:


12-18 May:
1st pr, ITF $50k Saint-Gaudens, FRA, 2nd alt.
2nd pr, ITF $25k Caserta, ITA, 16th-Q

19-25 May:
1st pr, ITF $25k Moscow, RUS, 20th-Q
1st pr, WTA Internationaux de Strasbourg, FRA, Tier 3, 85th alt.
2nd pr, WTA Istanbul Cup, TUR, Tier 3, 68th alt.

9-15 June:
WTA Torneo Barcelona, ESP, Tier 4, 95th alt.


Deadline for Wimbledon qualies is 2 weeks away, with Iroda 50+ points short of making the cut. 35 points up for grabs at Saint-Gaudens, but will be too little too late, so Iroda’s only Wimby prospect is a WC. :sad:

Mike_T
May 3rd, 2008, 07:11 PM
Iroda’s Cibulkova match comments:

Ms. Iroda Tulaganova: "I am satisfied with my performance after long break in spite of thrashing. Dominika was little bit nervous from beginning, what is understandable because of home environment and the position of number one. I was trying to forcing my game to not allow an opponent to play her style of play - I knew it was my only chance. I am sorry I did not use the setball, but I still think that Ms. Cibulkova would not give up her play. It is hard to say if I would be enough to play the 3rd set. It is the truth I felt very tired on the end of the second one. Even in the unfavorable situation 0:2 it is till valid that we have nothing to lose and we will fight until the end."

Translated from here (http://www.plus1den.sk/aktuality/26040151-tenis-pf-rybarikova-amanmuradovova-i-set.html).

Sunny_Boy
May 4th, 2008, 04:46 AM
Yep, commitments are one thing, playing is another :lol: This is what I could find:


12-18 May:
1st pr, ITF $50k Saint-Gaudens, FRA, 2nd alt.
2nd pr, ITF $25k Caserta, ITA, 16th-Q

19-25 May:
1st pr, ITF $25k Moscow, RUS, 20th-Q
1st pr, WTA Internationaux de Strasbourg, FRA, Tier 3, 85th alt.
2nd pr, WTA Istanbul Cup, TUR, Tier 3, 68th alt.

9-15 June:
WTA Torneo Barcelona, ESP, Tier 4, 95th alt.


Deadline for Wimbledon qualies is 2 weeks away, with Iroda 50+ points short of making the cut. 35 points up for grabs at Saint-Gaudens, but will be too little too late, so Iroda’s only Wimby prospect is a WC. :sad:

Thanks for finding out that info Mike! Hopefully Iroda actually stays committed to some of those events.

Sunny_Boy
May 4th, 2008, 04:48 AM
Iroda’s Cibulkova match comments:

Ms. Iroda Tulaganova: "I am satisfied with my performance after long break in spite of thrashing. Dominika was little bit nervous from beginning, what is understandable because of home environment and the position of number one. I was trying to forcing my game to not allow an opponent to play her style of play - I knew it was my only chance. I am sorry I did not use the setball, but I still think that Ms. Cibulkova would not give up her play. It is hard to say if I would be enough to play the 3rd set. It is the truth I felt very tired on the end of the second one. Even in the unfavorable situation 0:2 it is till valid that we have nothing to lose and we will fight until the end."

Translated from here (http://www.plus1den.sk/aktuality/26040151-tenis-pf-rybarikova-amanmuradovova-i-set.html).

Seems Iroda failed to convert a set point in the opening set :sad:
Still a great effort considering it was her first match in over a month.

Sunny_Boy
May 8th, 2008, 05:24 AM
12-18 May:
1st pr, ITF $50k Saint-Gaudens, FRA, 2nd alt.
2nd pr, ITF $25k Caserta, ITA, 16th-Q



Typically Iroda has withdrawn from both these events :sad: :mad:

bavaria86
May 19th, 2008, 02:37 PM
Iroda plays again:rocker2:
She plays in first round of the 25k event in Moscow Ksenia Pervak(Rus, 276) and is also on the entry list of the 25k event in Togliatti(Russia) aswell!
So go Iroda and win some rounds there:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

Mike_T
May 19th, 2008, 04:12 PM
Pervak was in good form last week, beating Koryttseva (57) in straight sets, then taking Voskoboeva (89) to 3 sets, before losing. Profiles: http://tinyurl.com/42qp96

GOGO RODI!!! :bounce:

Sunny_Boy
May 20th, 2008, 01:11 AM
Iroda just missed out on a seeding :mad:
Pervak hasn't a had great year so I guess the draw isn't too bad, could have been alot better though.

Iroda doesn't play today.
GL tomorrow Iri :yeah:

Mike_T
May 21st, 2008, 06:24 PM
Iroda can’t be playing 100% right now, perhaps not even 50% :(

Iroda (UZB/327)

R32: lost to Ksenia Pervak (Seed 3/RUS/276) 4-6 1-6
H2H: never met. Profiles: http://tinyurl.com/42qp96

Clay / Outdoor
ITF: http://tinyurl.com/5woyll

Sunny_Boy
May 22nd, 2008, 04:58 AM
Iroda :help:
Pretty poor second set but her fitness is probably the issue as usual.

Do better next week please :angel:

bavaria86
May 22nd, 2008, 04:09 PM
Iroda:sad::help:
Better luck next time i thought she could win this:bigcry:

Tom13
May 22nd, 2008, 11:57 PM
:bigcry:
But at least she's playing. Come on Iroda. Get a win next week.

On a different topic than tennis, I don't know if it will interest anybody but I remember to have read a long time ago an interview of Iroda where she was saying her sister was a singer. And I have found this video of Nargiza Tulyaganova on youtube. Nargiza is indeed the first name of Iroda's sister. So I'm 99% sure this girl is Iroda little sister.
Maybe someone can confirm?


Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--xwn5nAuQQ :drool:
hope you enjoy it too.

Mike_T
May 23rd, 2008, 01:18 PM
:bigcry:
But at least she's playing. Come on Iroda. Get a win next week.

On a different topic than tennis, I don't know if it will interest anybody but I remember to have read a long time ago an interview of Iroda where she was saying her sister was a singer. And I have found this video of Nargiza Tulyaganova on youtube. Nargiza is indeed the first name of Iroda's sister. So I'm 99% sure this girl is Iroda little sister.
Maybe someone can confirm?


Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--xwn5nAuQQ :drool:
hope you enjoy it too.

Hi Tom. Yes, it is Iroda's little sis! Most of us have seen that before, but no harm in seeing it again :drool: An exceptionally talented, beautiful and sexy lady, just like her big sis. If you’re wondering about the spelling ‘To'laganova’, it’s the Latin/Uzbek interpretation, apparently.

One of the things Iroda told us, when she used to post on her old guest-book, was that she didn’t like ‘going to the disco’ or ‘dancing’, (can’t remember her exact words). That was a downer for me, because I’m very partial to ladies who can sing and dance (podium dancers especially :drool::drool: ). So I had to mark Iroda down from a perfect 10, for that, but then along comes her sis, and WOW! :drool::drool: Are you allowed 2 wives under Uzbek law??

Nargiza has another track on this compilation:
http://savdo.com/Salom-Yoshlar-5/M/B0015CURPA.htm

Nargiza supporting Iroda at the 2007 Chinese Open:
http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=11660323&postcount=582
http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=11660361&postcount=583

Tom13
May 23rd, 2008, 03:08 PM
Hi Tom. Yes, it is Iroda's little sis! Most of us have seen that before, but no harm in seeing it again :drool: An exceptionally talented, beautiful and sexy lady, just like her big sis. If you’re wondering about the spelling ‘To'laganova’, it’s the Latin/Uzbek interpretation, apparently.

One of the things Iroda told us, when she used to post on her old guest-book, was that she didn’t like ‘going to the disco’ or ‘dancing’, (can’t remember her exact words). That was a downer for me, because I’m very partial to ladies who can sing and dance (podium dancers especially :drool::drool: ). So I had to mark Iroda down from a perfect 10, for that, but then along comes her sis, and WOW! :drool::drool: Are you allowed 2 wives under Uzbek law??

Nargiza has another track on this compilation:
http://savdo.com/Salom-Yoshlar-5/M/B0015CURPA.htm

Nargiza supporting Iroda at the 2007 Chinese Open:
http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=11660323&postcount=582
http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=11660361&postcount=583


Thanks a lot for your answer Mike. Well I wasn't sure if this was a well-known video so that's why I decide to post it here. Yes I wasn't sure mainly because of the spelling but Uzbeks have changed their alphabet form cyrillic to latin quite recently, so that's probably why names can have different spellings.
And yeah Nargiza is very sexy. Iroda would probably win the poll: "which WTA players has the hotest sister?" :lol: That belly dance was :drool:. Unfortunately (:lol:), I will have to disapoint you but poligamy is certainly illegal in Uzbekistan. Bad luck. You will have to choose one of them. :D

By the way, I guess you have already search for other uzbek pop stars. Most of these girls are very pretty (even if musically it's not really my taste). Personnaly my favorite is Feruza. She's :hearts: :hearts: and I like her songs.
I dream to go in Uzbekistan. You have certainly seen pictures. Samarkand, Bukhara: that's so beautiful. I know a few people who have been there and they all fall in love whith the place.

So let's go Iroda. Go back to top 100, you can do it girl. We are all sure of that. But good luck also to Akgul :worship:, Vlada :lick:, Dilyara ;), Alexandra and Albina :). Good luck also to promising Alisa Ogorodova.

Mike_T
May 25th, 2008, 02:56 PM
$25k Togliatti, RUS


2 years ago, Iroda beat Vasilisa for the loss of only 3 games.

GOGO RODI!! :bounce:


Iroda Tulyaganova (Seed 5/UZB/329) vs Vasilisa Davydova (RUS/527)
H2H: Iroda leads 1-0. Profiles: http://tinyurl.com/5j94jw

Yana Filyushina (WC/RUS/unranked) vs Vlada Ekshibarova (UZB/376)
Liga Dekmeijere (LAT/573) vs Ekaterina Yashina (Q/RUS/unranked)
Marina Shamayko (RUS/409) vs Nina Bratchikova (Seed 3/RUS/288)


Dubs: Iroda & Julia Efremova (UZB/RUS/929)

R16: vs M. Shamayko & S. Shapatava (Seed 3/RUS/GEO/629)


Hard / Outdoors
http://www.togliatti-tennis.ru/tournam/trnm.php?tid=131
ITF: http://tinyurl.com/5ng6as

Mike_T
May 25th, 2008, 03:17 PM
Unfortunately (:lol:), I will have to disapoint you but poligamy is certainly illegal in Uzbekistan. Bad luck. You will have to choose one of them. :D They’ll have to fight over me then! :D


By the way, I guess you have already search for other uzbek pop stars. Most of these girls are very pretty (even if musically it's not really my taste). Personnaly my favorite is Feruza. She's :hearts: :hearts: and I like her songs.

We’ve got a Feruza posting over here: http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/irodatulyaganova/ but I doubt it’s the same one. :lol:

Maybe this one?
phn0QrzBxFk

I'm lovin the sexy Uzbek names: Iroda, Nargiza, Feruza... :drool:


I dream to go in Uzbekistan. You have certainly seen pictures. Samarkand, Bukhara: that's so beautiful. I know a few people who have been there and they all fall in love whith the place.

Of the Iroda fans here, smandy and salima have visited Uzbekistan. I’m sure it’s beautiful place but I’m not sure about their human rights and corruption and democracy record though.

Mike_T
May 25th, 2008, 03:26 PM
One more of Nargiza (wearing pink/orange) at the Chinese Open: http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=11660388&postcount=584

Sunny_Boy
May 26th, 2008, 07:25 AM
Good luck Iroda!! :bounce:
Also good idea to play dubz, she definitely needs the match play. I'm sort of suprised she didn't decide to play with Ekshibarova.

Iri's lose to Pervak last week wasn't as bad as first thought considering Pervak made the final of the event dropping only 3 games in her 2nd round, QF and SF matches.

bavaria86
May 26th, 2008, 07:29 AM
Good luck Iroda:bounce::bounce:

georgekuo1017
May 26th, 2008, 07:55 AM
Good luck Iroda :yeah:

Tom13
May 26th, 2008, 08:39 AM
They’ll have to fight over me then! :D

:lol:



Maybe this one?


I'm lovin the sexy Uzbek names: Iroda, Nargiza, Feruza... :drool:


Yes. I was speaking of this one. ;)


Of the Iroda fans here, smandy and salima have visited Uzbekistan. I’m sure it’s beautiful place but I’m not sure about their human rights and corruption and democracy record though

I have read journalism is a very dangerous job there, especially if you are crazy enough to criticize the government.


Good luck against Davydova. I cross my fingers for a secound round against Vlada.

Sunny_Boy
May 26th, 2008, 11:43 AM
Iroda's singles match isn't scheduled for today but her dubz match is.
Good luck!

majoli_seles
May 27th, 2008, 01:38 PM
yeah for irri finaly i result to smile about!!
Iroda TULYAGANOVA (UZB) (5) defeated Vasilisa DAVYDOVA (RUS) 6-2 6-1
however not such good news in the doubles
SHAMAYKO (RUS) / SHAPATAVA (GEO) (3) defeated EFREMOVA (RUS) / TULYAGANOVA (UZB) 6-4 7-5
but singlesis the most important thing at the moment!! next up for irri is country women Vlada EKSHIBAROVA (UZB)
goodluck should be a win but hey with iroda these days you can never be to confident! but good luck we will all be think of you! if you play even half as good as we all no you can you could take this title!!!!!!!! lets go Irri!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:bounce:

bavaria86
May 27th, 2008, 01:43 PM
Iroda:bounce::bounce:
Finally a win for her and Vlada is beatable for her:yeah:
Come on Iri:woohoo:

Sunny_Boy
May 27th, 2008, 11:49 PM
Congrats Iri :woohoo:
GL against Vlada :yeah:

bavaria86
May 28th, 2008, 04:49 PM
Iroda defeated Vlada 6:1 6:1 :woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:
Two solid wins for Iri now:yeah:! That should give her confidence:bounce:
Next up is number 3 seed Bratichkova!
Good luck Iri:yippee:

Mike_T
May 28th, 2008, 05:59 PM
Tuly the Terminator is BACK! Doesn’t matter if you’re friend or foe, she’ll beat you about the head with a breadstick, while shoving another breadstick up your [CENSORED]!

Iroda (Seed 5/329)

R32: def. Vasilisa Davydova (RUS/527) 6-2 6-1
R16: def. Vlada Ekshibarova (UZB/376) 6-1 6-1

QF: vs. Nina Bratchikova (Seed 3/RUS/288)
H2H: never met. Profiles: http://tinyurl.com/5rz4q8

Bratchikova’s results:
R32: M. Shamayko (409) 6-3 7-6(4)
R16: L. Dekmeijere (573) 6-1 7-5

GOGO RODI!!! :bounce:

Sunny_Boy
May 28th, 2008, 11:17 PM
Great scoreline Iri :yeah:

Tough QF match coming up as Bratchikova is in form after winning Moscow last week.
GL Iroda :bounce:

Mike_T
May 29th, 2008, 08:45 AM
Tough QF match coming up as Bratchikova is in form after winning Moscow last week.


Well spotted. The WTA haven’t updated Bratchikova’s profile with that result yet, that’s how I missed it.

So last week’s $25k Moscow went like this:

R32: Pervak def. Iroda 4-6 1-6
F: Bratchikova def. Pervak 3-6 6-1 7-5

But in the first two rounds here, Iroda looks the more convincing. :D

smandy0
May 29th, 2008, 11:52 AM
Iroda easily beat 2 players with less ranking points than she has.

Sadly, when it came to the cruch, she lost.:confused: Should we read something into this? I wish that I knew the answer.

Nina beat her 4 & 4.:(

Storms
http://www.geocities.com/smandy0/index.html

Mike_T
May 29th, 2008, 12:53 PM
Bugger :sad: ..but at least it wasn't with a breadstick.

Next tournie looks like $75k Marseille (red clay), qualies starting 7th June.

bavaria86
May 29th, 2008, 12:56 PM
Iroda:sad::hug:
Better luck next time:hug:

Sunny_Boy
May 29th, 2008, 01:13 PM
Considering Bratchikova's form of late, this result isn't much of a shock. At least Iri wasn't blasted off the court.

Mike_T
Jun 4th, 2008, 01:01 PM
Iroda’s on Facebook!

http://www.facebook.com/srch.php?nm=Iroda+Tulyaganova

Is it genuine? Well Akgul’s profile is genuine, and she has this profile listed as a friend, which pretty much guarantees it. And that photo: I’ve seen pretty much every Iroda photo put on the net, and more, and I’ve never seen that photo before, and it looks like a personal photo. I’ve applied to be her friend, see what happens...

Mike_T
Jun 6th, 2008, 06:15 PM
Yesterday Iroda withdrew from next weeks $75k Marseille :(

Mike_T
Jun 10th, 2008, 11:14 PM
Iroda's committed to 6 tournies, week starting 30th June, first priority being $100k Cuneo, ITA.

Iroda’s on Facebook!
http://www.facebook.com/srch.php?nm=Iroda+Tulyaganova


Anyone get accepted yet? I'm still waiting. I've a nasty feeling I'm not gonna get invited in, even though I was smart enough not to include my photo, which really would of scuppered me chances.

Mike_T
Jun 17th, 2008, 11:52 PM
Iroda's committed to 6 tournies, week starting 30th June, first priority being $100k Cuneo, ITA.


She opted for $25k Stuttgart (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/tournamentoverview.asp?tournament=1100017492)

Sunny_Boy
Jun 23rd, 2008, 06:12 AM
Thanks for the updates Mike :yeah:
Have been busy with exams over the last couple weeks so I haven't been following the thread much.

As for the ITF next week, Iroda has moved into the MD :) Fingers crossed she'll play!


Anyone get accepted yet? I'm still waiting. I've a nasty feeling I'm not gonna get invited in, even though I was smart enough not to include my photo, which really would of scuppered me chances.

Any news Mike? I don't have a facebook so I'll wait to hear if you get accepted.

Sunny_Boy
Jun 23rd, 2008, 07:21 AM
Just found this article -
Tennis' Unforgettable One-Hit Wonders

Here is an extract mentioning Iroda -
Three names worth mentioning are Andrea Temesvari (hint, she is Hungarian), Iva Majoli, who won a Slam and pulled a quick disappearing act, and Iroda Tulyaganova, who had one terrific 12-month period during which she won three titles and reached top 30, only to struggle even being in the top 100 the rest of career. Perhaps, the latter is more of a one-year wonder.

To me this article doesn't make that much sense considering Iroda stayed in the top 100 for at least 3 or 4 years whilst she was playing in tournament on a regular basis.

Anyway just thought I should post it here
http://www.sports-central.org/sports/2008/06/13/tennis_unforgettable_onehit_wonders.php

Sunny_Boy
Jun 28th, 2008, 04:38 AM
She opted for $25k Stuttgart (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/tournamentoverview.asp?tournament=1100017492)

Iroda withdrew :sad:

She has also withdrawn from the 3 ITFs she entered starting on the 7th of July :sad:

bavaria86
Jun 28th, 2008, 10:37 AM
Iroda:awww::awww:
I want her playing again:bigcry:

smandy0
Jul 3rd, 2008, 07:45 AM
According to this week's email from the ITF, only Akgul will be representing Uzbekistan at this year's Olympics. They are not entering doubles.

Storms
http://www.geocities.com/smandy0/index.html

slavicpower
Jul 17th, 2008, 02:06 PM
Iroda in main draw of 50K in 2 weeks

Sunny_Boy
Jul 19th, 2008, 11:51 AM
Found this pic of Iroda on the flickr website. Have no idea how to post it or even save it :P

http://www.flickr.com/photos/greg_rose/2196332818/

Sunny_Boy
Jul 28th, 2008, 06:10 AM
Iroda in main draw of 50K in 2 weeks

She withdrew :sad:
She has also withdrawn from a number of other tournaments, I cant seem to find her name anywhere atm.

Sunny_Boy
Sep 1st, 2008, 07:28 AM
It has been more than 3 months since Iroda's last tournament. I can't seem to find her name on any entry lists atm except for the Tashkent Open which starts at the end of this month. There is an ITF in Uzbekistan in a couple of weeks but Iroda's name isn't on the entry list.
Things aren't looking good for Iri.

Mike_T
Sep 3rd, 2008, 10:50 PM
Thanks for the updates Mike :yeah:
Have been busy with exams over the last couple weeks so I haven't been following the thread much.

Didn’t mean to ignore you Anthony. I’ve been busy too. What exams were they?


Any news Mike? I don't have a facebook so I'll wait to hear if you get accepted.

Nope. Iroda has added just one new friend (http://www.facebook.com/s.php?q=Biyazz+Villagio&init=q) since I applied, and it’s not me :sad: My years of dedicated support, appear to count for little, compared to some bloke stripping off, flashing his pecs. Fair dues, we’ve all admired Iroda’s pecs all this time, and now the tables are turned. So I’m going to upload a new profile pic, which will prove my animalistic attractiveness. Not that I’m bitter...

Right, fixed the webcam, what you reckon my chances now? (http://www.herecomestheboss.com/images/news/lg_naked_fat_man.jpg)


Just found this article -
Tennis' Unforgettable One-Hit Wonders

Here is an extract mentioning Iroda -
Three names worth mentioning are Andrea Temesvari (hint, she is Hungarian), Iva Majoli, who won a Slam and pulled a quick disappearing act, and Iroda Tulyaganova, who had one terrific 12-month period during which she won three titles and reached top 30, only to struggle even being in the top 100 the rest of career. Perhaps, the latter is more of a one-year wonder.

To me this article doesn't make that much sense considering Iroda stayed in the top 100 for at least 3 or 4 years whilst she was playing in tournament on a regular basis.

Anyway just thought I should post it here
http://www.sports-central.org/sports/2008/06/13/tennis_unforgettable_onehit_wonders.php

Mert mailed back, after I left a reply. He is an Iroda fan. He didn’t mean to imply they were quitters. He claimed to know about Iroda’s injuries, but reckons Iroda’s injuries ‘come with the territory’. I think not. They’ve been far far worse than your average top pro can expect to come with the territory. I’m sure that’s been the case with many of the players he mentioned. If he’d researched further, he would of no doubt of found some heart breaking stories, which deserve to be told in full.


It has been more than 3 months since Iroda's last tournament. I can't seem to find her name on any entry lists atm except for the Tashkent Open which starts at the end of this month. There is an ITF in Uzbekistan in a couple of weeks but Iroda's name isn't on the entry list.
Things aren't looking good for Iri.

For months she was entering multiple tourneys per week, but withdrew from all. I was guessing she was expecting to recover from whatever she was suffering from, but couldn’t predict when. She was eager to compete, so entered all those tourneys to make sure she had a full schedule, the second she recovered. So I found reason to be optimistic, but the last month, nothing, no commitments. So yep, not looking good :scared: She’ll need a WC for Tashkent. That’s why we need someone in Iroda’s Facebook, so we have a clue what’s going on. So come on Ant, flash those pecs! Btw, don’t include your real email, if you don’t want unwanted ex’s finding you. They can search on your email.

Sunny_Boy
Sep 29th, 2008, 07:30 AM
No sign of Iroda at the Tashkent Open :sad:
Since she has not played for almost 4 months I'm thinking she is either injured (as usual) at the moment or has had enough of tennis. She has even stopped committing to ITFs so I'm not sure what is going on.

Foot's Fingers
Sep 29th, 2008, 12:44 PM
bad news

bavaria86
Sep 29th, 2008, 12:47 PM
:awww::sad::awww:

bavaria86
Oct 17th, 2008, 11:25 AM
Any news????????
:sad::awww:

Mike_T
Oct 17th, 2008, 02:01 PM
Any news????????
:sad::awww: No commitments, and no news :sad:

smandy0
Oct 23rd, 2008, 12:29 PM
As we all know, Iroda has not played a tennis tournament for a long time. Therefore, I started looking for some reasons.

Today, I finally received some news from a source in Uzbekistan saying:

"It seems she stopped her career. It is not official information, however. I will try find more info on this."

Storms
http://www.geocities.com/smandy0/index.html

Mike_T
Oct 23rd, 2008, 03:50 PM
We pray your source is wrong, Storms :unsure:

bavaria86
Oct 24th, 2008, 08:28 AM
Oh nooooooooooooooo
I hope so much this is wrong:bigcry::bigcry:

smandy0
Oct 24th, 2008, 08:29 AM
We pray your source is wrong, Storms :unsure:


The day following the posting of the above, Iroda signed her guestbook.

What she wrote is what most feared. :(

Storms
http://www.geocities.com/smandy0/index.html

bavaria86
Oct 24th, 2008, 08:34 AM
thats a shock:sad::awww:

Mike_T
Oct 24th, 2008, 10:17 AM
At least she hasn’t retired, but damn, it’s not sounding good :sad: Hopefully she can recover from the back injury, like she did before, but now she has a left wrist injury, and then she says ‘I dont know if i will have power to came back’ ..but then her message gets cut off again. :banghead:

Storms, I don’t know if you can look into getting a new style guest-book, because Iroda doesn’t realise you’re only allowed 4 lines, and it’s so frustrating for us not getting her full message, especially this one. I’ll post a message of support on there, and I hopefully everyone else will do the same.

Sunny_Boy
Oct 25th, 2008, 03:12 AM
Finally some news on Iroda!!
I agree with Mike on this, it isn't good news that Iroda is unsure whether she'll be able to make a comeback but at least she hasn't given up all together.
She has been able to come back from injuries before, let's hope she can do it again!

bavaria86
Oct 26th, 2008, 01:11 PM
Iri:awww::hug::hug:
I think we all in here keep all our fingers crossed for you and we all hope that you have the power again to come back!
We all believe in you:worship:

bavaria86
Nov 18th, 2008, 07:09 PM
any news? anything????? :sad::sad:

majoli_seles
Nov 19th, 2008, 11:30 AM
i have just been chatting with irdoa online and the bad news is her recovery is going not great she isnt able to practice much and doesnt no when she will be able to play again!! but is in moscow having a holiday and enjoying life!!

bavaria86
Nov 19th, 2008, 12:57 PM
you chatted with Iroda?:eek::eek:
:hearts:

Mike_T
Nov 22nd, 2008, 02:04 PM
i have just been chatting with irdoa online and the bad news is her recovery is going not great she isnt able to practice much and doesnt no when she will be able to play again!! but is in moscow having a holiday and enjoying life!!

Was that via Facebook? I didn’t read that there (yep, I finally got accepted :bigclap:) She hasn’t spoken about her injury. Some STUNNING new off-court pics in there, but I’m not sure she wants those posted outside FB, so I won’t post those (no bikini pics :sad:).

Iroda says she’s single, but: “peple im not sad that im single too be single is same times good no problems :):):) have funn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” <<< Not sure what she means by “funn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” :hehehe:

I think she might have some affiliation with Zenith Watches, where she’s described as ‘The Face of Zenith’ on their FB page.

So get along to FB, and request to be a friend. You stand every chance now that Iroda’s cleared her backlog of friend’s requests. Check out those new pics, and Iroda’s in there chatting most days, along with Akgul.

Mike_T
Nov 29th, 2008, 12:13 PM
Top 15 Fastest Servers - 2008

1. Williams, Venus (129.0 mph - Wimbledon)
2. Groenefeld, Anna-Lena (128.0 mph - US Open)
3. Williams, Serena (125.0 mph - Miami)
4. Lisicki, Sabine (124.0 mph - Cincinnati)
5. Brémond, Severine (121.8 mph - Australian Open)
6. Bychkova, Ekaterina (121.2 mph - Roland Garros)
Petrova, Nadia (121.2 mph - Roland Garros)
8. Stosur, Samantha (121.0 mph - US Open)
9. Fedossova, Youlia (119.3 mph - Roland Garros)
10. Sprem, Karolina (119.0 mph - Amelia Island)
11. Ivanovic, Ana (118.1 mph - Roland Garros)
Tulyaganova, Iroda (118.1 mph - Australian Open) :worship:
13. Amanmuradova, Akgul (118.0 mph - Amelia Island) :worship:
Cavaday, Naomi (118.0 mph - Wimbledon)
Kleybanova, Alisa (118.0 mph - Wimbledon)

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/1/newsroom/stories/?ContentID=2806

majoli_seles
Dec 21st, 2008, 04:20 AM
was agin briefly chating with irri and sadky still no improvment with the injury she is still in moscow and having a loverly time!! she loves all her fans and greatly appreciates all the support and she does read and visit her fan site sometimes and does read the messages!!

Mike_T
Jan 7th, 2009, 06:44 AM
:D :bounce: :woohoo: HAPPY BIRTHDAY IRODA!! :music: :aparty: :smooch:

A very special day for a very special lady! Hopefully she can forget her toubles for 24hrs and have a fantastic day!


Pics not seen before (some only small): http://www.imagehaven.net/gallery/6YFUIATLZCH1KT3ZR909AQXAHZPT1S

Sunny_Boy
Jan 7th, 2009, 09:58 AM
Forgot it was Iroda's brithday today :o
Happy birthday to Iroda :aparty: :bdaycake:

Btw, great pics Mike!! Thanks :)

bavaria86
Jan 7th, 2009, 10:35 AM
Happy Birthday Iroda:aparty::hearts::bounce:
all the best on your way back:hug:

Mike_T
Jan 7th, 2009, 05:43 PM
Btw, great pics Mike!! Thanks :)

Not forgotten those vids, Sunny :o At some point in 2009 I’ll get stacks of Iroda video online, for everyone to download, and that includes those promised DVD’s for you ;)


More pics. Mostly seen before, but not in such HQ.
http://thumbnails13.imagebam.com/2289/4b722b22880482.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/4b722b22880482/) http://thumbnails.imagebam.com/2289/c85f2f22880483.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/c85f2f22880483/) http://thumbnails5.imagebam.com/2289/347b7922880486.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/347b7922880486/) http://thumbnails5.imagebam.com/2289/14f9b822880488.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/14f9b822880488/) http://thumbnails6.imagebam.com/2289/5e13e722880490.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/5e13e722880490/) http://thumbnails5.imagebam.com/2289/fb71ac22880499.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/fb71ac22880499/) http://thumbnails6.imagebam.com/2289/bfd59d22880503.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/bfd59d22880503/) http://thumbnails4.imagebam.com/2289/4aa17f22880504.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/4aa17f22880504/) http://thumbnails2.imagebam.com/2289/8db28222880506.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/8db28222880506/) http://thumbnails6.imagebam.com/2289/3e9f5b22880507.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/3e9f5b22880507/) http://thumbnails5.imagebam.com/2289/49649e22880509.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/49649e22880509/) http://thumbnails5.imagebam.com/2289/3c1e0e22880513.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/3c1e0e22880513/) http://thumbnails5.imagebam.com/2289/692a4522880515.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/692a4522880515/) http://thumbnails4.imagebam.com/2289/ae6d8c22880517.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/ae6d8c22880517/) http://thumbnails13.imagebam.com/2289/8a307222880518.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/8a307222880518/) http://thumbnails6.imagebam.com/2289/ffa06622880519.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/ffa06622880519/) http://thumbnails7.imagebam.com/2289/d2f36d22880520.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/d2f36d22880520/)

Mike_T
Jan 7th, 2009, 05:44 PM
http://thumbnails5.imagebam.com/2289/5f003822880522.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/5f003822880522/)
http://thumbnails10.imagebam.com/2289/e3a14222880523.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/e3a14222880523/) http://thumbnails12.imagebam.com/2289/713c6e22880526.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/713c6e22880526/) http://thumbnails6.imagebam.com/2289/c47e6e22880529.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/c47e6e22880529/) http://thumbnails10.imagebam.com/2289/95954b22880535.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/95954b22880535/) http://thumbnails12.imagebam.com/2289/2a089722880538.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/2a089722880538/) http://thumbnails5.imagebam.com/2289/4e926022880541.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/4e926022880541/) http://thumbnails6.imagebam.com/2289/c1beda22880549.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/c1beda22880549/) http://thumbnails.imagebam.com/2289/8e872922880554.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/8e872922880554/) http://thumbnails5.imagebam.com/2289/ccaf8622880555.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/ccaf8622880555/) http://thumbnails5.imagebam.com/2289/2c095c22880557.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/2c095c22880557/) http://thumbnails.imagebam.com/2289/8836a222880559.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/8836a222880559/) http://thumbnails7.imagebam.com/2289/06ac7b22880564.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/06ac7b22880564/) http://thumbnails7.imagebam.com/2289/917ff622880567.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/917ff622880567/) http://thumbnails13.imagebam.com/2289/79c69722880574.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/79c69722880574/) http://thumbnails10.imagebam.com/2289/925d3b22880588.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/925d3b22880588/) http://thumbnails13.imagebam.com/2289/c7f24322880609.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/c7f24322880609/) http://thumbnails4.imagebam.com/2289/901ea122880614.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/901ea122880614/) http://thumbnails.imagebam.com/2289/7c5cb922880621.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/7c5cb922880621/)
http://thumbnails2.imagebam.com/2289/18442622880481.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/18442622880481/)

bavaria86
Jan 7th, 2009, 05:46 PM
great pics Mike thanks:D:worship:
I miss her so much:sad:
I hope so much she can come back:awww:

andrewbroad
Jan 8th, 2009, 12:26 AM
I have just updated Iroda's biography on my website:
http://geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/tulya/biography.html

It is not a copy of Iroda's standard WTA Tour biography, but my own detailed appreciation of her game, followed by a review for every year of her career. I have edited the introduction, and added a review of 2008.

I have also replaced the term "Grand Slam" with "Major" when referring to the four Major tournaments individually. It is my New Year's Resolution to reserve the term "Grand Slam" for the winning of all four Majors.

I wish Iroda and all her fans a happy new year, and Iroda a slightly belated (assuming she's in Tashkent, which is on GMT+5h) happy birthday for 7th January.

--
Dr. Andrew Broad

rucolo
Feb 22nd, 2009, 11:12 PM
Hello, Im new here!:) I`m a big Iroda Tulyaganova fan! I love her game style!:hearts::worship: Whats Irodas next tournament? Hopefully shes not injured and plays soon! Wasnt there a website where Iroda sometimes posted? Perhaps theres some information?:help::sad::)

Mike_T
Feb 26th, 2009, 05:11 PM
Hello, Im new here!:) I`m a big Iroda Tulyaganova fan! I love her game style!:hearts::worship: Whats Irodas next tournament? Hopefully shes not injured and plays soon! Wasnt there a website where Iroda sometimes posted? Perhaps theres some information?:help::sad::)

Howdee, rucolo! :yeah:

Iroda hasn’t competed for 9 months, due to lower back and left wrist injuries :sad: Her official site hasn’t been updated for years. Best place to catch her is Facebook, but she gives nothing away, regarding her comeback status. I check the ITF commitments regularly, but nothing on the horizon.

rucolo
Feb 26th, 2009, 05:32 PM
Thanks for answer, Mike T.:) Yes, its about time her official website gets updated. I remembered a guestbook where Iroda sometimes posted.

Mike_T
Mar 3rd, 2009, 03:54 PM
Yes, its about time her official website gets updated. The official site was never great with updates/news. The guy running it seemed more interested in making money out of fans, and then he started ripping us off, with photo DVD’s that never arrived. So good riddance.

I remembered a guestbook where Iroda sometimes posted. Iroda posted on her official guest-book (long since gone) and at James' site: http://www.geocities.com/smandy0/

bavaria86
Mar 3rd, 2009, 03:58 PM
I hope so much she starts playing again:awww:

smandy0
Mar 23rd, 2009, 10:17 AM
A while ago, Iroda dropped off the WTA doubles' list.
Today - 23.03.09 - I could not find her name on the WTA singles' either.

Storms
http://www.geocities.com/smandy0/index.html

Mike_T
Mar 23rd, 2009, 03:05 PM
Hi James. I asked TBE, who knows all about the rankings. His reply:


Iroda only has 2 tourns on her ranks thats why
you need 3 tourns to get a rank

:cool:

Привет
Mar 24th, 2009, 02:19 AM
Iroda was so much fun, I'm not sure she'll be back though. :(

smandy0
Apr 3rd, 2009, 11:02 AM
I received an email from Iroda this morning - 03.04. She is opening a tennis school in Uzbekistan and wanted to know if I would put this information on her [my] web site. I have replied asking for more information.

Storms

http://www.geocities.com/smandy0/index.html

bavaria86
Apr 6th, 2009, 10:10 AM
All the best to Iroda and his tennis school:)

Mike_T
Apr 6th, 2009, 11:58 PM
Looking forward to those pics! :D

bavaria86
Apr 7th, 2009, 10:51 AM
yeah they will be amazing:hearts:

Mike_T
May 1st, 2009, 06:08 PM
Latest Tennis School news from James:


Iroda informed me that her tennis school will be based out of the following sports' hotel, which is close to the central tennis courts.

http://www.hotel-advantage.com/en/index.html

Although I know that all would like to see Iroda playing on the court again, we wish her the best in her new endeavour.

Storms
PS If you want a memorable holiday, visit Uzbekistan. I say that from personal experience.

http://www.geocities.com/smandy0/


Personal tennis lessons from Iroda? Form an orderly que! :bounce: Some wonderful Iroda pics in the hotel’s photo gallery :hearts: Iroda swinging a racket and smiling again! :bounce:

andrewbroad
Jun 20th, 2009, 02:10 AM
Iroda posted on her official guest-book (long since gone)

You mean this guestbook (http://www.eguest.net/eguest/gbook.php3?gb=iroda)?

Mike_T
Jun 20th, 2009, 08:03 AM
You mean this guestbook (http://www.eguest.net/eguest/gbook.php3?gb=iroda)? That's the one. Long since out of commission though.

Mike_T
Jul 12th, 2009, 12:32 PM
Petra Rampre kindly posted this on Facebook :D Wimbledon 1998 Girls dubs, runners-up presentation:

http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/919/59609515509825770117825.jpg (http://img36.imageshack.us/i/59609515509825770117825.jpg/)

16yr-old Iroda didn’t make it past qualies in singles, but made the dubs final with Petra:

Partnering Petra RAMPRE (SLO)
16 W KALVARIA (USA) / STEVENSON (USA) 7-5 6-4
QF W HROZENSKA (SVK) / KRSTULOVIC (CRO) 6-2 6-4
SF W BASTERNAKOVA (SVK) / HANTUCHOVA (SVK) 6-4 7-6
FR L DYRBERG (DEN) / KOSTANIC (CRO) 2-6 6-7

In 1999 Iroda won the Girls singles title, and again r/u in dubs.

rucolo
Jul 14th, 2009, 07:23 PM
Thank you a lot, Mike T.:)
Great pic, Iroda looks beautiful.:hearts:
I miss her.:sad:

bavaria86
Jul 14th, 2009, 08:06 PM
Its so sad to see these pics for me:sad::bigcry:
Why was she so so unlucky with injuries in her career:awww:
She is still a great champion and i have still soem hope she will come back:rocker2:

rucolo
Sep 20th, 2009, 08:21 PM
Good news!!!

Iroda is back!:bounce:

I`m so happy.:D

Playing doubles at WTA Tashkent with Albina Khabibulina (UZB)!:hearts:
I like this team.

1st Round vs Camerin/Palkina.

Good luck, Iroda/Albina!:kiss::hug:

Mike_T
Sep 21st, 2009, 06:45 AM
YEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: RODI'S BACK!!!!!!!

Mike_T
Sep 21st, 2009, 07:12 AM
Someone pinch me! I was beginning to wonder, but wonder no more. There is talk as to whether this is the start of a comeback or just a one off appearance: http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=16525354&postcount=18

Iroda’s match is scheduled for today, Centre Court, not before 2pm (GMT +5hrs).

Tournament is broadcast by Uzbek sports TV channel TGV, Mon-Sun, Sep 21-27, 10:00am onwards.

SOMEONE FIND A LIVESTREAM!

GOGOGO IRODA & ALBINA!!!!! :bounce::bigclap:

http://www.tashkentopen.uz/
Draws: http://tinyurl.com/n7rgnv
http://tennis.uz/

bavaria86
Sep 21st, 2009, 10:55 AM
:woohoo::hearts::inlove::bounce:
Hopefully this is the start of a real comeback!!!!!!!
Good luck and all the best and do soem damage Iri:yippee:

Sunny_Boy
Sep 21st, 2009, 11:11 AM
:woohoo: Soo glad to see Iri's name back!! Really suprised me!!
Let's hope she may continue with a comeback.

On a side note, I thought her match would be on court already :confused:

kittyking
Sep 21st, 2009, 11:27 AM
Shes a lovely girl, hope shes back for good this time

rucolo
Sep 21st, 2009, 02:58 PM
Iroda/Albina lost.:sad::(

WTA Tashkent, 1R:
Camerin/Palkina def. Iroda/Albina Khabibulina 6-7(2) 6-1 [13-11]

Iroda/Albina fought back in MatchTieBreak and even had 2 match points but unfortunately couldn`t use them.:sad:

Hope there will be some pics on http://www.tashkentopen.uz/index.php !;)

Mike_T
Sep 21st, 2009, 03:52 PM
Match stats: http://tinyurl.com/mrmcvd

Didn’t get to see the match, but I think all things considered, it was a mighty fine effort. Their opposition have singles/dubs ranks of 106/122 and 170/236, compared to Albina’s 567/411 and Iroda’s 16 months of no competition. Nothing to be ashamed of and everything to be proud of (except maybe that 2nd set :tape: ).

Fantastic having Iroda back competing today :bigclap: Hope she decides to make it a full time comeback, although I can’t see her listed for up coming satellites/challengers.

bavaria86
Sep 21st, 2009, 04:53 PM
Iroda:sad:, so close:awww:
but thats not a bad result:D

andrewbroad
Sep 21st, 2009, 08:10 PM
It's great that Iroda's back, but how is Iroda's back?

Mike_T
Sep 22nd, 2009, 11:33 PM
Hope there will be some pics on http://www.tashkentopen.uz/index.php !;)

Whoever put that gallery together, most definitely likes boobs, but still no Iroda pics :smash:

Mike_T
Jan 7th, 2010, 07:01 AM
Happy Birthday Iroda!!! :aparty::music::crazy::dance::bdaycake:


Hoping all your dreams come true for 2010!


Thread in GM: http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=398620 or you can also leave a b-day msg on Iroda’s Facebook.

rucolo
Jan 7th, 2010, 05:54 PM
Happy Birthday, Iroda!:kiss::D;)

I wish you a great and healthy 2010!:yeah:

Please, please come back, Iroda!:awww::hug:

We believe in you!;)

Videoman
Mar 20th, 2010, 08:49 AM
Just found a video I have of Iroda v Davenport in the French Open from a few years ago. Bad match but I will upload it to youtube soon

bavaria86
Mar 23rd, 2010, 08:25 AM
Just found a video I have of Iroda v Davenport in the French Open from a few years ago. Bad match but I will upload it to youtube soon
wow thanks a lot:worship:
i remember watching that match, i think Iri had some setpoints in the first set but choked them away and lost the second set clearly:scratch:

majoli_seles
Apr 23rd, 2010, 05:33 PM
Was chatting with iroda on fbook just now and some exciting news!!!!!!
and i quote
me:hey irri hows things?

irri:hi im good thanks and u???

Me
great actualy!!!!! hows the tennis school going?? u did great at the doubles in tashkent last year!! any plans for a comeback to si

Iroda
the school is ok, may be i will try to play this year :)

so keep everything crossed peeps!!!!

andrewbroad
Apr 23rd, 2010, 11:02 PM
Iroda
the school is ok, may be i will try to play this year :)

It's great to know that Iroda hasn't given up! :)

Mike_T
Apr 25th, 2010, 09:19 AM
Thanks m_s! :D Funny how she’s often asked the same question, on her FB wall, but never gives an answer. You need to be lucky enough to catch her online, I guess.

Just found a video I have of Iroda v Davenport in the French Open from a few years ago. Bad match but I will upload it to youtube soon
For a long time I’ve been meaning to upload a stack of Iroda’s matches. One of many things I’ve had to put on hold because of health issues, the past 18 months. Hopefully get it done one day.

coetzergambill
May 1st, 2010, 03:16 PM
great to hear that she might play again! a comeback would be awesome. and good luck with your tennis school!

Vaxey
May 2nd, 2010, 01:24 PM
I waiting for her come-back :)

Mike_T
May 17th, 2010, 01:10 PM
Looks like Iroda just got MARRIED! Her friend mentioned it on FB last week, now Akgul saying it too, but no confirmation from the Lady herself yet. Congrats to Iroda :couple: and commiserations to all us lovesick fans :bigcry:

andrewbroad
May 17th, 2010, 01:27 PM
This is not the first time that Iroda has been rumoured to be married. I always search for "Iroda" rather than "Tulyaganova", counting myself lucky that the name "Iroda" is unique! :)

Mike_T
May 17th, 2010, 04:49 PM
This is not the first time that Iroda has been rumoured to be married. You reckon Akgul is spreading rumours? If only... :crying2:

majoli_seles
May 19th, 2010, 01:58 PM
iroda confirmed it on her facebook! She is married and she is gonna post picks!!!!!! Good for her hope she hasn't forgotten about tennis to though!! She needs to have one last go!!!!!!

bavaria86
May 19th, 2010, 03:08 PM
Congrats to Iroda:bigclap:
I realy wish her all the best but please please try a comeback:awww:

andrewbroad
May 19th, 2010, 03:19 PM
iroda confirmed it on her facebook! She is married and she is gonna post picks!!!!!!

Since it looks like I cannot verify your claim without joining Facebook (which I have vowed never to do – not even for a member of my Eternal Fanship), I'll just have to take your word for it... for now. Or is her marriage reported somewhere in the media?

coetzergambill
May 23rd, 2010, 12:18 AM
congrats iroda! good to see her being happy, but still hoping for a comeback! come on iroda, one last time!

Kutuzova
May 23rd, 2010, 07:30 PM
bavaria86 - were you ever able to post that video?

bavaria86
May 25th, 2010, 07:01 PM
bavaria86 - were you ever able to post that video?
unfortunately i dont have it:sad:
the poster videoman saud he will post it:shrug:

Kutuzova
Jul 24th, 2010, 05:29 PM
Just found a video I have of Iroda v Davenport in the French Open from a few years ago. Bad match but I will upload it to youtube soon

Any chance you can post that video?

Vaxey
Jul 27th, 2010, 08:58 AM
Purportedly Iroda come-back in September :D

Sunny_Boy
Jul 27th, 2010, 10:46 AM
I dont want to get too excited just yet but tennisbuddy12 posted in Iroda's AA thread that he / she saw her name on a 25K and 75K entry list.

I guess we'll just have to wait and see :)

bavaria86
Jul 27th, 2010, 11:02 AM
wow that would be amazing:sobbing:

Vaxey
Jul 27th, 2010, 11:28 AM
Yeah, I remember her matches during Grand Slams... Match vs. Davenport was really good! :)

Mike_T
Jul 27th, 2010, 01:20 PM
STONKING NEWS!!! :bigclap::crazy: So back-to-back 25k/75k in September. I pray it’s Shrewsbury :bounce: but I’ve a feeling Iroda might be off to the USA.

http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/4481/irodasched.jpg

I was chatting with Iroda on FB last week, and I too have some bombshell (non-tennis) news. I’m just not sure she wants it made quite so public yet, so my lips are sealed for now.

bavaria86
Jul 27th, 2010, 02:53 PM
the news ae too good to be true:inlove:
all the best to Iri:hug:

Mike_T
Jul 30th, 2010, 11:37 AM
25k Redding (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/tournamentoverview.asp?tournament=1100022590) 75k Albuquerque (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/tournamentoverview.asp?tournament=1100022594)

Confirmed by tennisbuddy12 :yeah:

Jogi
Jul 31st, 2010, 01:26 PM
good news, wonder what had happened to her after her quite successful comeback 2006, injuries I guess?
Isn't she from Usbekistan though? found this thread just by accident

Mike_T
Aug 1st, 2010, 12:21 AM
good news, wonder what had happened to her after her quite successful comeback 2006, injuries I guess?You guessed right, back problems mostly.

Isn't she from Usbekistan though? found this thread just by accident Yep, Uzbek. There’s a thread in Asian Assault, but because Goldilocks was never too hot on geography, we’ve got a second one here in RR :cool:

Mike_T
Aug 4th, 2010, 12:02 AM
$25k Moscow, 2005. Helping make the draw.

http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/9657/10861361.jpg

coetzergambill
Aug 5th, 2010, 01:58 PM
great news, this is so cool that she will probably play again! come on iroda!

Kutuzova
Aug 6th, 2010, 02:12 AM
THRILLED! She is so talented and could have been a HUGE threat...I hope she can go far with this comback

QueenBee
Aug 22nd, 2010, 02:09 PM
Iroda :hearts: good luck in 25K Redding!

Mike_T
Aug 27th, 2010, 05:50 PM
Iroda withdrew from Redding today :sad:

See what happens next week for Albuquerque...

QueenBee
Aug 27th, 2010, 06:41 PM
:sad: Hope she won't do the same in Albuquerque

Sunny_Boy
Aug 28th, 2010, 02:42 AM
Well that sucks!! To be honest I really don't see her playing Albuquerque now, hope she proves me wrong though.

Anyone know if she has any other tournaments lined up?

Vaxey
Aug 30th, 2010, 11:41 AM
She will play in Tashkent?

Sunny_Boy
Sep 3rd, 2010, 01:53 AM
As I suspected Iroda withdrew from Albuquerque. Not too surprised through, seemed a bit strange for her comeback to begin in America rather than Asia / Europe.

I guess if she is entering events again she must be somewhat committed. Maybe Tashkent is next :confused:

QueenBee
Sep 18th, 2010, 05:36 PM
Iroda isn't in Tashkent qualy :sad:

Sunny_Boy
Sep 19th, 2010, 11:13 AM
Iroda isn't in Tashkent qualy :sad:

And she is not listed in the singles or doubles MD. :sad:

I guess so much for this reported comeback :sad:

bavaria86
Sep 19th, 2010, 01:33 PM
:sad:

Mike_T
Sep 19th, 2010, 10:54 PM
I think Iroda is just postponing her comeback, until she’s 100% ready. If she wasn’t still planning a comeback, why withdraw from each of the following, on each withdraw deadline, on a weekly basis, instead of withdrawing from them all at once?

$25 Redding, CA, 13th Sep – withdrew 27th Aug
$75 Albuquerque, NM, 20th Sep – withdrew 02nd Sep
$50 Las Vegas, NV, 27th Sep – withdrew 11th Sep
$10 Williamsburg, VA, 04th Oct (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/tournamentacceptancelist.asp?tournament=1100022882&event=&order=Position) – withdraw deadline 21st Sep

Besides Sunny, I did tell you of something, which may well delay things, so I think we need to be more patient ;)

Mike_T
Sep 20th, 2010, 04:27 PM
A mention for Iroda and one of her designs, that someone (who will remain nameless :angel: ) described as a shower curtain: For youngsters on the tour it’s all about trinkets, amulets and bracelets and toys (http://tennis.uz/)

Elisse
Sep 21st, 2010, 12:09 PM
Very surprised to not see Iroda playing at all in Tashkent...thought Uzbek Federation would have got her to play, considering how many wildcards they had to give out :o

Really thought she would have played in the doubles at least!! :sad:

Srodgers
Sep 29th, 2010, 11:46 PM
Iroda is still in the list for the 10k in Williamsburg next week :)

Elisse
Oct 1st, 2010, 10:02 PM
Just checked the entry list for $10k Williamsburg and Iroda is now MD!! :yeah:

bavaria86
Oct 2nd, 2010, 06:55 PM
wow great news:bounce:

Mike_T
Oct 2nd, 2010, 09:46 PM
Very surprised to not see Iroda playing at all in Tashkent...thought Uzbek Federation would have got her to play, considering how many wildcards they had to give out :o

Really thought she would have played in the doubles at least!! :sad:

Are you sure she wasn’t offered a wc, Elisse? May well have been, but just wanted to focus on the States for her comeback, I’m guessing. I think she’s starting in the right place, with a $10k.

Just checked the entry list for $10k Williamsburg and Iroda is now MD!! :yeah:

Can't wait! :bounce:

Elisse
Oct 3rd, 2010, 01:02 AM
Are you sure she wasn’t offered a wc, Elisse? May well have been, but just wanted to focus on the States for her comeback, I’m guessing. I think she’s starting in the right place, with a $10k.


Can't wait! :bounce:

No idea, I'm sure if she had wanted to play Tashkent she could get a WC easily. I'm still surprised to see her starting back with an American tournament though...maybe she wants to come back through her own tennis and not with the help of a wildcard. Also, playing Tashkent as a come back tourney would have put a lot of pressure on her to do well...in US, she can just play without all the home expectation.

Yeah, I can't wait either!! :yeah:

Sunny_Boy
Oct 3rd, 2010, 08:50 AM
I think Iroda is just postponing her comeback, until she’s 100% ready. If she wasn’t still planning a comeback, why withdraw from each of the following, on each withdraw deadline, on a weekly basis, instead of withdrawing from them all at once?

$25 Redding, CA, 13th Sep – withdrew 27th Aug
$75 Albuquerque, NM, 20th Sep – withdrew 02nd Sep
$50 Las Vegas, NV, 27th Sep – withdrew 11th Sep
$10 Williamsburg, VA, 04th Oct (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/tournamentacceptancelist.asp?tournament=1100022882&event=&order=Position) – withdraw deadline 21st Sep

Besides Sunny, I did tell you of something, which may well delay things, so I think we need to be more patient ;)

Spot on Mike :yeah:

It will be interesting to see how she goes in her first singles event for some time. I am also still confused why she chose to begin her comeback in America but who really cares.....Iroda is finally back :bounce: :woohoo:

Anyone know what event is next for her? I guess she would be staying in the states :shrug:

Sunny_Boy
Oct 5th, 2010, 01:01 AM
MD is out guys! :bounce:
http://assets.usta.com/assets/1/15/singles_draw26.PDF

R1: Iroda vs Chanelle Van Nguyen (Ranked 826)

Van Nguyen is a 16yo American. Best result for the year is a SF at a 10K event. Don't really know what to expect from Iroda in her first back so we'll just wait and see :yeah:

Iroda is also playing doubles with follow Uzbek Natella Nabieva (Never heard of her).
http://assets.usta.com/assets/1/15/doubles_draw26.PDF

R1: Iroda/Natella vs Gabueva/Krivencheva (No 2 seeds)
Tough first round match but the more matches the better!!

Only doubles for Iroda tomorrow. 3rd match on court 1.
http://assets.usta.com/assets/1/15/schedule30.PDF

Can't wait to see how she goes :bounce: :bounce:
GL Iroda :)

Elisse
Oct 5th, 2010, 01:39 AM
Udachi Iroda!!! :bounce:

So happy to finally see her name in the MD!! Will be great to have her back playing again...wish her all the best for her come back!! :worship:

Mike_T
Oct 5th, 2010, 06:57 AM
Iroda is also playing doubles with follow Uzbek Natella Nabieva (Never heard of her).
http://assets.usta.com/assets/1/15/doubles_draw26.PDF


From what I’ve seen on FB, I think Nat and Rodi are best buds. GL to both in their dubs today :bounce:

andrewbroad
Oct 5th, 2010, 07:58 AM
It's great to see Iroda in a singles-draw at last. Давай Ирода!

bavaria86
Oct 5th, 2010, 08:58 AM
So happy to see her on draws again:awww::inlove:
just enjoy tennis Iri:kiss:

Mike_T
Oct 6th, 2010, 06:14 AM
Iroda & Natella Nabieva (UZB&UZB/no rank)

16: lost to A. Gabueva & S. Krivencheva (2/RUS&BUL/1318) 4-6 6-4 8-10

Very close match, they put up a good fight :lick: Good luck to Iroda in her R1 singles today - second match on court 4 :bounce:

Mike_T
Oct 6th, 2010, 11:25 PM
I don’t fucking believe it.
http://assets.usta.com/assets/1/15/singles_draw26.PDF

Pray it’s nothing serious.

Sunny_Boy
Oct 7th, 2010, 07:08 AM
:sad: I really don't know what to say! We've all been waiting in anticipation for weeks about Iroda's comeback and she retires in her first singles match back.

She could have possibly had a niggling injury going into the event, after all she did withdraw from three prior ITFs but to me that doesn't make any sense. Why would she wait so long to play again if she was injured! Maybe she realised Nabieva was playing and wanted to play dubs with the young Uzbek. Anyway I'm just throwing around possible theories.

Anyone know if Iroda has committed to any further events?

andrewbroad
Oct 7th, 2010, 07:15 AM
Anyone know if Iroda has committed to any further events?

She has not committed to any further ITF tournaments. [proof (http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&lr=&as_qdr=all&q=site%3Awww.itftennis.com+%22tournament+acceptanc e+list%22+tulyaganova&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=#q=site:www.itftennis.com+%22tournament+ac ceptance+list%22+tulyaganova&hl=en&lr=&as_qdr=all&filter=0&fp=2b76b8e7703d729b)]

bavaria86
Oct 7th, 2010, 09:10 AM
:sad:

coetzergambill
Oct 8th, 2010, 09:42 AM
:help:

iroda, whats going on?!

Mike_T
Oct 9th, 2010, 04:46 PM
Well Iroda appears chipper enough on Facebook, but no mention of why she had to retire from her match, or what she has planned next. Posted only an hour or two after her 1R singles, thanking someone for their comments:

IT: thank u very much :)

Someone organized some flowers with a welcome back/good luck message, on our behalf, that was delivered to Iroda at Williamsburg, which was signed: ‘From All Your Fans Worldwide’. Posted earlier today:

IT: Want to say very Big Thank u too my fans that send me the Flawers to the tournament in Willamsburg VA, was very nice and it was one of the good moment of the tournament :):):) THank u very very much!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks to the someone who organised the flowers ;) Iroda’s sounding upbeat! :cool:

Mike_T
Oct 9th, 2010, 04:58 PM
She could have possibly had a niggling injury going into the event, after all she did withdraw from three prior ITFs but to me that doesn't make any sense. Why would she wait so long to play again if she was injured! Maybe she realised Nabieva was playing and wanted to play dubs with the young Uzbek. Anyway I'm just throwing around possible theories.

You could well be right with the Nabieva theory. She was either not up to speed to fulfill her commitments at the tournies she withdrew from, or she was maybe injured. Maybe these tournies were a suck-it-and-see experiment, and the injuries have won, and that’s why there’s no more commitments, at least not for the next few weeks :sad:

Anyone know if Iroda has committed to any further events?

I pm’d the man in the know, tennisbuddy12, but he’s not got back yet.

Mike_T
Oct 16th, 2010, 05:05 PM
Search and you’ll find 20 Iroda pics, if you can see past the watermarks.

http://www.gepa-pictures.com/

Mike_T
Nov 28th, 2010, 08:28 PM
Recent facebook stuff.


Iroda touching bases with her agent SFX...

Ken Meyerson: Good to hear from u......how can I help?? Hope u r well!

Ken Meyerson: Can u call me in the office next thursday or friday....if I can help will do so....hope u r well!!!


From Natella Nabieva (Williamsburg dubs partner). With Gonzalo Asis, some IMG cadet.

http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/4695/72518167971303682113573.jpg


From Jinny Rostarchuk.

http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/7384/76497171754462145413234.jpg http://img602.imageshack.us/img602/2029/15479117175440614401323.jpg

Natella Nabieva (stripey top), Jinny Rostarchuk (white T) and some kid.

Mike_T
Dec 6th, 2010, 06:58 AM
What’s cooler than a giant strawberry sundae? Iroda in her shades. Cool, cute ‘n sexy :hearts: Thanks again to Natella Nabieva for these!

http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/9807/16263217522301697041357.jpg
http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/1791/58014175222832965813573.jpg
http://img807.imageshack.us/img807/4436/63481175223516982913573.jpg
http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/9726/63659175223424980613573.jpg
http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/922/65094175208620610513573.jpg
http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/1038/65773175223360979013573.jpg
http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/9899/66183175223752988813573.jpg
http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/4764/15050417522361698541357.jpg
http://img808.imageshack.us/img808/4558/15546417522383299081357.jpg
http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/6395/16279917522294496861357.jpg
http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/4673/65890175439542383413573.jpg
http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/7756/15430017543970638751357.jpg
http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/6644/15478017543979438971357.jpg
http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/7215/15633917543987839181357.jpg

Mike_T
Dec 6th, 2010, 06:24 PM
More...

http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/5725/69530175439278376813573.jpg
http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/8594/15496617543943038061357.jpg
http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/7098/35462175439334378213573.jpg

andrewbroad
Dec 6th, 2010, 11:29 PM
At last Iroda's giving us the excitement of the new again! :hearts:

bavaria86
Dec 7th, 2010, 06:10 PM
Iri:kiss::hearts:

Mike_T
Dec 7th, 2010, 06:29 PM
http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/6976/68291175631567183913573.jpg
http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/5835/15484117563083516561357.jpg
http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/3103/15673617563098316931357.jpg
http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/7663/35479175631519182713573.jpg
http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/5026/58038175631735188113573.jpg
http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/1379/63116175627259076213573.jpg
http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/5879/63478175631603184813573.jpg
http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/5729/65493175627495082113573.jpg

U-N__B-L-:speakles:-:speakles:-D-Y__B-E-L-I-E-V-A-B-L-E!!! :eek: :eek: :eek: :hearts:

Thanks to Nats again :bigclap:

Tenisci
Dec 13th, 2010, 07:08 AM
She said to me that she wont focus singles much next year

Mike_T
Dec 13th, 2010, 03:50 PM
She said to me that she wont focus singles much next year Great news!! As long as Iroda still plans to compete! :bounce: Maybe if the dubs goes well, Iroda might step it up in the singles. All dependant on the those pesky injuries staying away :help:

Mike_T
Dec 17th, 2010, 06:52 AM
$25k Plantation, FL, USA (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/tournamentacceptancelist.asp?tournament=1100023396&event=&order=Position), 10th Jan, 51st Alt :bounce:

Mana
Dec 17th, 2010, 11:56 PM
I have never been a huge fan of Iroda, but she does seem lovely. And I always love to see vet's doing well. Those photo's are amazing, she's looking great! And those shoes are to die for. Love them.

I really hope she does play some singles next year :)

Good luck on your 'come back' :worship:

Vaxey
Dec 19th, 2010, 08:43 PM
44th alt now :D

Vaxey
Dec 24th, 2010, 10:14 PM
And she withdrew :o

Mike_T
Jan 7th, 2011, 07:50 AM
Happy Birthday, Iroda!

:crazy: :rocker: :banana: :bdaycake: :cheer: :aparty: :music: :woohoo: :yippee: :bounce: :smooch: :bigclap:

One year older, but never looked better! :hearts:

QueenBee
Jan 7th, 2011, 01:08 PM
Happy B-day, Iroda! :hug:

rucolo
Jan 7th, 2011, 10:49 PM
Happy Birthday, Iroda!:kiss::D;)

I wish you a great and healthy 2011!:yeah:

Please come back, Iroda!

We believe in you!:hug:

Mike_T
Jan 28th, 2011, 10:26 PM
$25k Rancho Mirage, CA, 6-13 Feb (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/tournamentacceptancelist.asp?tournament=1100023411&event=&order=Position) :bounce:

Vaxey
Jan 29th, 2011, 08:49 AM
Hopefully she will play! :bounce:

QueenBee
Jan 29th, 2011, 02:04 PM
Iroda :scared: :D

Sunny_Boy
Feb 1st, 2011, 11:03 AM
She withdrew :(

QueenBee
Feb 1st, 2011, 10:36 PM
:( :sad:

Mike_T
Feb 3rd, 2011, 12:35 PM
Yeah, turned out to be a mirage, that one :awww:

I think Iroda took a break, to catch up with friends and family, that’s why she withdrew from those January challengers. Now she’s back playing catch up, and won’t pull the trigger before she feels ready. That’s my guess. She’s looking MIGHTY FINE at the mo :drool: that much I can confirm.

coetzergambill
Feb 5th, 2011, 09:17 PM
come on iroda, get back on the court and start winning again. gl in your next tournaments, wherever you start playing!

Mike_T
Feb 27th, 2011, 08:14 AM
$25k Clearwater, FL, 6-13 Mar (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/tournamentacceptancelist.asp?event=1100132296&tournament=1100023423) 43rd alt, one week to go, don’t think she’ll make it :awww:

QueenBee
Mar 6th, 2011, 01:08 PM
She hasn't made it :sad: Iroda deserves a WC :(

andrewbroad
Mar 8th, 2011, 11:47 PM
Well, at least for once she didn't withdraw! :angel:

Mike_T
Apr 11th, 2011, 02:26 PM
Looking swell at last fridays, Miami Alumnae & Friends Reunion.

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/2290/012781957463600.jpg

Samantha Reeves, Alina Jidkova, Iroda and Sarah Borwell

http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/2007/012781957478700.jpg

Back row, right of centre.

Reunion pic gallery (http://www.wtatennis.com/gallery/20110408/miami-alumnae-reunion-gallery_2256674_2332986?imageNo=1#picture)

coetzergambill
Apr 27th, 2011, 01:40 PM
hope she comes back one day.....but looking good and happy in the pics!

Mike_T
Jul 13th, 2011, 11:34 PM
Just found a recent video interview: http://news.olam.uz/society/3157.html :D It’s in Russain, but there’s a few written quotes in English, when you translate the page (http://translate.google.co.uk/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fnews.olam.uz%2Fsociety%2F 3157.html&sl=ru&tl=en&hl=&ie=UTF-8).

Iroda looking and sounding AMAZING!!! :hearts:

Just sent the link to someone who might just kindly translate the video for us.

andrewbroad
Jul 14th, 2011, 12:34 AM
Indeed, Iroda is probably the most attractive woman over 29 in the world now.

With virtually no knowledge of Russian beyond its similarity to Slovak, I didn't understand much of the video – just caught a few words like “карьера [career]”, “Туляганова”, “Ку́рникова”, “Grand Slam” and “на суде [on court]”).

Mike_T
Jul 14th, 2011, 08:00 AM
A very big THANKS to Mr. Brightside for the translation :worship:

She's talking about how she retired because she had an injury on her right something (you probably know what it is, i dont know what body part is the word she said), how she tried to come back but her body couldnt handle the professional level of athleticism or whatever and how she got more injuries and doctors adviced her too to retire from the pro tour. Right elbow :sad:


She's talking about how she really wants to raise a star, and how she's training this one 15 year old Uzbekistan girl who she really hopes will be good. She also wants to have a group of young kids who she hopes can become really good too (better than her, she says :lol:). She's been in the US for the last 9 months training the aforementioned girl, but now she's back at home. Pretty sure that’s Natella Nabieva (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/activity.asp?player=100116434). A student at Bollettieri ‘s and playing Tashkent this week. :)

She doesn't have a tennis school anymore cause it didn't work out, now it's just a tennis club where anyone can play... she says her dream is to open her own school in Tashkent, and then hopefully spread all around the country, because she really wants these kids to have the opportunity to play the game... but it depends on her financial ability to do such a big project, she said she wants to make it as affordable as she can for the youngsters, in her school at samarkand she even had some kids from orphanages practice completely free :) then she's talking about the girl she's training again, her titles and stuff, I wondered about the school. Crying shame it didn’t work out. :sad:

then she's asked if she's a strict coach and she saysshe's really lenient until they make her mad :lol: then she's asked if she has a lot of demand for coaching, she says a lot of people dont want her because of her price, but she says that she indeed asks more than other coaches but people dont realize that she's a full time coach now and a former top 20 player and that she's got a lot to share... And the best looking coach ever. $500ph minimum :worship:

then shes asked if she saw potential in a player to be #1, would sbe sponsor them? she says she doesnt have that much money, but she would definitely help in the beginning and then use all her connections to get her a sponsor, because she knows how hard it is for a middle class faimly to afford making someone a tennis player, and she says she was also born in a middle class family and had it not been for one very kind sponsor, her family probably wouldnt have afforded her becoming a tennis player. $150,000 to train in Germany, and Iroda paid it all back, at least that was her intention before her career got derailed by injury.

then she's saying how everything (talent, money, determination, coach) has to click to become a pro player, one of them isn't enough... then she says how its the fate of very few individuals to win grand slams, and there's no such thing as lucky when winning GS. Luck = hard work and determination (she rephrasing a common phrase in eastern europe; the harder i work, the luckier i get). then she says that even though she was #16 and people think she's arrogant, she's really not, because her upbringing is such that she's nice to all people and she really tries not to be arrogant, and she hates when people judge her when they haven't even talked to her, she says that she may have been arrogant when she was young, but it didnt last long because she has a very strict father Arrogant is the last word I’d use to describe Iroda. :confused: Never less than modest and unpretentious, on or off the tennis court.

then she's talking about all the gossip people spread about her, such as her being related to the mayor of Tashkent and some other things that make her laugh. then she talks about how she's still friends with anna k after they played doubles, she met up with anna's mom when she was in the US, but she couldn't see Anna but they did talk on the phone and they usually do, but Anna changes numbers very often cause of the paparazzi and enrique and stuff she also said she's met enrique cause they were playing doubles in asia when they first started dating so Enrique flew to their matches and then she just talks about anna and how she likes her as a person and how they both respect eachother.
thats about it I need to stop being rude about AK, but it should have been Iroda picking up all those big endorsements., not Ana. Iroda talks about Luck = hard work and determination, but you have to be blessed with a degree of good luck to remain sufficiently injury free to be physically able to put the hard work in. Iroda’s bad luck outweighed the good luck too often, and it had nothing to do with lack of hard work or determination. :sad:

Deuce24
Jul 15th, 2011, 12:55 AM
Why is this thread in Russian Roulette haha? On a side note I was wondering what happend to her and this video cleared it up, I never realized she had an elbow injury. I always felt that she could have possibly been a top 10 player if she had some better fortune with the injuries, I loved watching her play and had hopes that she would make a comeback but I guess this video shot down that idea.

onlyme
Jul 15th, 2011, 09:06 AM
What a shame for her, she was such a talent.

BlueTrees
Jul 15th, 2011, 06:38 PM
Iroda :sad:

Sunny_Boy
Jul 20th, 2011, 08:02 AM
Well I guess we all saw this coming but it's still sad to know Iroda's career is offically over.
She has to be commended for continually trying to give her tennis career another crack even with all those niggling injuries she had.
If she had won her R1 match at the AO in 2007 she would have broken into the top 100 again and who knows what could have happened after. I guess it wasn't meant to be.
The two times I met her (AO 2007 & 2008) she was so friendly and always had time to sign a few autographs and have a few pictures with fans. I still remember in 2008 she happily agreed when I asked for a photo even though it was raining and my friend didn't know how to use my camera, we made her wait for a few minutes :lol:
All the best to Iroda in her post professional tennis career!! :yeah:

bavaria86
Jul 20th, 2011, 04:17 PM
:bigcry::crying2::sobbing:

Mike_T
Aug 23rd, 2011, 03:59 PM
Until Iroda utters the ‘R’ word (she hasn’t as yet, afaik), I’ll continue to hope against hope, especially as one 40 something player, is still giving the top players a hard time. I’m sure Iroda is appreciated as much by her new students, as she is by her old fans.

http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/6614/itpost38371158037061thu.jpg

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/5375/itkidsday.jpg
Girl in pink hat nearly steals the show ^

http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/6092/irodaschool.jpg


Natella...

http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/5721/irodanatella20.jpg

:smooch: Thanks to Natella and Salua for the pic.

bavaria86
Aug 24th, 2011, 09:22 AM
Iroda:awww::inlove:
can anyone be cuter on pics with kids than Iri?:awww:
we love you:kiss:

Tenisci
Oct 24th, 2011, 09:10 PM
She is playing Antalya doubles this week :)

bavaria86
Oct 24th, 2011, 09:14 PM
Iri:inlove::drool::awww::hearts:
only doubles and with Natella but still sooooo happy now:sobbing:

andrewbroad
Oct 24th, 2011, 10:43 PM
I'm very pleased to see that Iroda has not retired after all! :hearts: