View Full Version : Iroda retains ASIAN TITLE!!

Sep 9th, 2007, 09:58 AM
No sweat, easy victories, and she wins a main-draw wild-card for the Australian Open! Yes, the competition wasn’t as tough as last year – about on par with a $10k - but with 9 frustrating months of back problems, this is proof Iroda is on her way back.

:worship: :bounce: :woohoo: :banana: WELL DONE IRODA!!! :rocker: :rocker2: :yippee: :clap2: :bigclap:

Asian Championships, Tashkent: (http://www.asiantennis.com/latest/Asian_championships.htm)

Iroda (Seed 1/UZB/154)

R32: bye
R16: def. Diana Narzykulova (WC/UZB/No Rank) 6-3 6-0
QF: def. Yi-Fan Xu (Seed 7/CHN/420) 6-4 6-3
SF: def. I-Hsuan Hwang (Seed 3/TPE/372) 6-1 6-4
F: def. Tara Iyer (Seed 6/IND/393) 6-2 6-2

Final report: “TASHKENT: Home favourite Iroda Tulyaganova proved too hot for Tara Iyer as the former World No.16 cruised to a 6-2, 6-2 victory in the women’s final of the Asian tennis championship here on Saturday.Thus, the 25-year-old Uzbek captured a wild card for the 2008 Australian Open. Tulyaganova faced only one break point, in the second game of the first set. She came out of troublewith one of her seven aces.Meanwhile, it was a double delight for Uzbekistan as the top-seeded Denis Istomin won the men’s title beating Tatsuma Ito of Japan 6-2, 6-4. Hence, Uzbekistan bagged both the Australian Open wild cards at stake.” http://www.hindu.com/2007/09/09/stories/2007090957001700.htm

Sep 9th, 2007, 11:46 AM
Congrats Iroda!! :woohoo:
As Mike said, the competition wasn't that tough but I wont be complaining when I'm cheering her on at the AO :D

Sep 9th, 2007, 11:48 AM
Congrats I-Rod :woohoo: :hearts:

Sep 9th, 2007, 11:51 AM

Sep 9th, 2007, 11:52 AM
Tara :sad:

Sep 9th, 2007, 12:22 PM
Good for Iroda, but this draw is normally a lot tougher with the Aussie wild card at stake.

Sep 9th, 2007, 12:37 PM
Well done, Iroda :D

Rising Sun
Sep 9th, 2007, 12:46 PM
Congrats Iri for taking full advantage of the location & weaker draw. :)
Tara :sad:

3rd year in a row that a player from Uzbekistan's won. If they want a stronger field in the future, they'll have to change the location from Tashkent (has been there since 2002!!!), and hold it at a better time. The 2001 event in Hong Kong had an excellent field.

The event was also hardly publicised prior to the event compared to previous years... :rolleyes:

Sep 9th, 2007, 12:50 PM
That's awesome! I was worried about Iroda and her results as of late!

Iroda :banana: See you in Melbourne! :D

Sep 9th, 2007, 12:50 PM
That's good for her

Good luck in Australian Open