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stefan28
Jul 10th, 2010, 06:32 PM
Liana-Gabriela Ungur (née Balaci; born January 2, 1985) is a professional Romanian tennis player. On June 9, 2008, she reached her highest WTA singles ranking of 198. Her current singles ranking is 203 as of July 5, 2010.

Personal life
Liana is the daughter of Romanian football legend Ilie Balaci and she is married to Adrian, who is also a professional tennis player.
she is in a thread with another romanian girls but i think she deserves a thread of her own. So i'll post her results here from now on.I wait everyone to post here news about her and her tournaments.
Good luck Liana

stefan28
Jul 10th, 2010, 06:35 PM
first results starting 10 july
Prague International 220.000$
Q-R32 W 6-2 6-2 Marina ERAKOVIC 363 NZL

stefan28
Jul 11th, 2010, 12:12 PM
Q-R16 W 6-2 6-1 - Nikola HOFMANOVA 189 :bounce:

thadeuss
Jul 12th, 2010, 08:53 AM
Live Stream vs. Paszek

http://www.livescorehunter.com/index.php?option=com_lsh&view=lsh&event_id=20506&tv_id=342&tid=1710&channel=0&tmpl=component&layout=popup&Itemid=190

thadeuss
Jul 12th, 2010, 09:54 AM
Q3 Prague
Liana def Paszek 6-2 3-2 ret. :D

stefan28
Jul 12th, 2010, 10:06 AM
Q2 Prague
Liana def Paszek 6-2 3-2 ret. :D

:bounce::wavey::bounce::worship: good job Liana

stefan28
Jul 13th, 2010, 03:22 PM
she lost 4-6; 3-6 with Agnes Szavay but the game looks good. Agnes was a stone to hard 4 her. maybe next time

dos Santos
Jul 17th, 2010, 05:41 AM
WTA_Prague

WS

Quli Final
Paszek.vs.Ungur

All here: http://rutracker.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3066101

thadeuss
Jul 17th, 2010, 06:55 AM
Thanks dos Santos:yeah:

stefan28
Jul 17th, 2010, 03:43 PM
Bad Gastein International 220.000$
Q-R32 Ungur - Jurak 6-7;6-7:sad::sad::sad:

stefan28
Jul 27th, 2010, 07:26 AM
she plays in Bad Saulgau Germany ITF 25.000$
against 814 Julia KIMMELMANN (GER)

stefan28
Jul 27th, 2010, 07:29 AM
http://www.opentenis.ro/admin/pictures/liana%20ungur%201.jpg

stefan28
Jul 31st, 2010, 01:49 PM
SF L 1-6 2-6 Lenka JURIKOVA 252 SVK
QF W 6-3 6-4 Eloisa-Maria COMPOSTIZO ESP
R16 W 7-5 6-3 Stephanie VOGT LIE
R32 W 6-3 6-2 Julia KIMMELMANN GER
well enough, but she could have done better i think. go on Liana. u can be better then this

stefan28
Jul 31st, 2010, 01:51 PM
next week she seems to play in Monteroni d'Arbia Italy ITF 25.000$

thadeuss
Aug 8th, 2010, 05:43 PM
Final Monteroni d'Arbia

(2)Liana-Gabriela Ungur (ROU) d. (1)Anna Floris (ITA) 75 61 :yeah:

stefan28
Aug 8th, 2010, 09:19 PM
Final Monteroni d'Arbia

(2)Liana-Gabriela Ungur (ROU) d. (1)Anna Floris (ITA) 75 61 :yeah:

Great job Liana. ur the best:bounce::worship:

stefan28
Aug 8th, 2010, 09:31 PM
Final Monteroni d'Arbia

(2)Liana-Gabriela Ungur (ROU) d. (1)Anna Floris (ITA) 75 61 :yeah:

here are all results :bounce::worship:
02 August 2010 Monteroni d'Arbia ITF 25.000$
F W 7-5 6-1 Anna FLORIS 134 ITA
SF W 7-6 7-6 Elena BOGDAN 273 ROU
QF W 6-3 6-2 Claudia GIOVINE 279 ITA
R16 W 6-1 6-3 Valentina SULPIZIO 481 ITA
R32 W 7-5 7-5 Nadia LALAMI 459 MAR

stefan28
Aug 10th, 2010, 05:14 PM
after the 4th 25k trn won itftennis.com wrote this article
Fourth singles title triumph of 2010 for Liana-Gabriela Ungur
25-year old Romanian Liana Gabriela Ungur enjoyed a fourth title of the year on the ITF Women's Pro Circuit - after her victories in Florence, Sarajevo and Padova - as she triumphed at the $25,000 Monteroni D’Arbia Tournament, on the Crete Senesi, in the Tuscan countryside near Siena, Italy.

Second seed Ungar, who lives and studies in Florence where she trains at the Florence Tennis School, defeated Italian favourite Anna Floris, who came into the tournament with a WTA Ranking of 134, finally prevailing 75 61 after one hour and 15 minutes.

The Romanian was impressive throughout and showed great solidity on the clay courts, never dropping a set on her way to the title. “This is a very special win for me" said Ungur after she lifted the trophy, "and it could represent a launch pad for my career. It was a [hard] fought final match against my opponent Anna Floris especially in the first set, but later I managed to play more and more relaxed, producing my best ground-strokes”.

“I was a bit nervous during the final match" said runner-up Anna Floris, "and I was unable to create an offensive strategy. I hope I will take part at the Monteroni d’Arbia Tournament one more time, maybe next year, and I want to win the title”.

In the doubles, Italians Valentina Sulpizio and Claudia Giovine beat their fellow countrywomen sisters Evelyn and Julia Mayr, 62 46 [10-5]. Famous Italian fencer Margherita Zalaffi, who won a gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona, was also present at the doubles final on Friday 6th August.

Tournament Director Giancarlo Trapani said: “Our club Match Ball Monteroni d’Arbia hosted a spectacular Pro Tournament this year. We are honoured to have had so many young players into the draws. Our dream is of seeing a Monteroni’s winner lifting a Pro Grand Slam trophy…”.

In addition to this win, the release of the WTA singles rankings on August 9th 2010 showed that Ungur had climbed to a new career high of 182.

Shvedbarilescu
Aug 10th, 2010, 06:36 PM
The really positive thing for Liana now is she has very few points to defend for the rest of the year and I can easily see her finishing the year in the top 150 or maybe even a touch higher. And she actually doesn't have many points to defend over the first 3 months of next year either so....

iGOAT
Aug 16th, 2010, 04:38 AM
FROM ITF WEBSITE.

10 Aug 2010 - Monteroni d’Arbia, Italy - Marco Massetani

Fourth singles title triumph of 2010 for Liana-Gabriela Ungur

http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/IO_50821_gallery.JPG

25-year old Romanian Liana Gabriela Ungur enjoyed a fourth title of the year on the ITF Women's Pro Circuit - after her victories in Florence, Sarajevo and Padova - as she triumphed at the $25,000 Monteroni D’Arbia Tournament, on the Crete Senesi, in the Tuscan countryside near Siena, Italy.

Second seed Ungar, who lives and studies in Florence where she trains at the Florence Tennis School, defeated Italian favourite Anna Floris, who came into the tournament with a WTA Ranking of 134, finally prevailing 75 61 after one hour and 15 minutes.

The Romanian was impressive throughout and showed great solidity on the clay courts, never dropping a set on her way to the title. “This is a very special win for me" said Ungur after she lifted the trophy, "and it could represent a launch pad for my career. It was a [hard] fought final match against my opponent Anna Floris especially in the first set, but later I managed to play more and more relaxed, producing my best ground-strokes”.

“I was a bit nervous during the final match" said runner-up Anna Floris, "and I was unable to create an offensive strategy. I hope I will take part at the Monteroni d’Arbia Tournament one more time, maybe next year, and I want to win the title”.

In the doubles, Italians Valentina Sulpizio and Claudia Giovine beat their fellow countrywomen sisters Evelyn and Julia Mayr, 62 46 [10-5]. Famous Italian fencer Margherita Zalaffi, who won a gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona, was also present at the doubles final on Friday 6th August.

Tournament Director Giancarlo Trapani said: “Our club Match Ball Monteroni d’Arbia hosted a spectacular Pro Tournament this year. We are honoured to have had so many young players into the draws. Our dream is of seeing a Monteroni’s winner lifting a Pro Grand Slam trophy…”.

In addition to this win, the release of the WTA singles rankings on August 9th 2010 showed that Ungur had climbed to a new career high of 182.


Good for her :bounce: I remember her match against Ágnes in Prague :).

stefan28
Aug 16th, 2010, 09:00 AM
new career high:171

stefan28
Aug 25th, 2010, 02:32 PM
Flushing Meadow 2010 Q R-128
Liana Ungur - Rebecca Marino

stefan28
Aug 27th, 2010, 07:47 AM
she lost :( Rebecca Marino - Liana Ungur 6-3 6-4

Curcubeu
Oct 15th, 2010, 04:07 PM
Liana is back on WTA tour. She will start in the qualifiers of Luxembourg and will play in the first round against Petra Martic.

(2/WC) Alize Cornet (FRA) v Ivana Lisjak (CRO)
Petra Martic (CRO) v Liana Ungur (ROU)
(WC) Andreja Klepac (SLO) v Eleni Daniilidou (GRE)
Heather Watson (GBR) v (6) Sabine Lisicki (GER)

Good luck Liana!! :bounce:

Curcubeu
Oct 16th, 2010, 01:40 PM
First qualifying round Luxembourg:

Liana Ungur def. Petra Martic 6:4 3:6 6:4 :cheer: :eek: :cheer:

A very close match, but with the better end for the Romanian! A very important and astonishing win for her on Hard Court! Next round surprisingly not against Cornet, but against Lisjak!
So, it's time to beat the second Croatian there! ;)

Curcubeu
Oct 17th, 2010, 04:12 PM
Second qualifying round Luxembourg:

Ivana Lisjak def. Liana Ungur 6:2 6:3 :sad:

I'm sorry for Liana, but it was already a success for her to reach the second qualifying round here! :worship:

Curcubeu
Dec 31st, 2010, 02:12 PM
Tonight Liana will start into the new season of 2011 with the first qualifying round of Auckland! :bounce:

(3)Jill Craybas (USA) v (wc)Katherine Westbury (NZL)
(wc)Vladimira Uhlirova (CZE) v Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER)
Florencia Molinero (ARG) v Eva Birnerova (CZE)
Liana Ungur (ROU) v (5)Olivia Sanchez (FRA)

First opponent will be Olivia Sanchez! Not easy, but she can do it! :)

AnDrEi.b
Jan 1st, 2011, 07:35 AM
Olivia Sanchez (FRA) def. Liana 6-1 / 6-2 .. Hope next tournament will be an improovement

Curcubeu
Jan 1st, 2011, 08:24 AM
:sad: She had bad luck with the draw, but Hard Courts aren't her favourites anyway...

Next tournament should be better :)

AnDrEi.b
Jan 6th, 2011, 04:57 PM
GL at next tounament Liana ! Be strong :bolt:

Curcubeu
Jan 7th, 2011, 09:43 AM
Because of Arn's participation at the final in Auckland, Liana replaces her in the qualifying spot of Sydney! :)

At the moment she is playing against Vögele, but the match is suspended by rain.. :o

AnDrEi.b
Jan 8th, 2011, 09:18 AM
Stefanie Voegele def. Liana-Gabriela Ungur 7-5 6-3
Oh, not the expected start for this season Liana :hug:

Curcubeu
Jan 8th, 2011, 09:27 AM
:sad:
She's a claycourter like most Romanian girls... :o

AnDrEi.b
Jan 12th, 2011, 07:07 AM
AO Qualifying Draw

[11] Han vs. Gojnea
Stephens vs. Ungur
Lertcheewakarn vs. El Tabakh
Woerle vs. [21] Cetkovska

Dorien.
Jan 12th, 2011, 05:29 PM
Good luck Liana :rocker:

AnDrEi.b
Jan 14th, 2011, 06:56 AM
Sloane Stephens def. Liana 7-6 / 1-6 / 8-6
It was so close :hug:

Curcubeu
Jan 14th, 2011, 07:08 AM
Oh no! 8-6 in the final set is very irrtating... :o

bertieb
Jan 14th, 2011, 12:22 PM
The one that got away. Liana tried hard and probably should have won.

AnDrEi.b
Jan 24th, 2011, 03:33 PM
This week Liana will attend the 25k ITF tournament in Grenoble(FRA) where is 5th seed
R1 vs. Stephanie Vogt (LIE)
Good luck !

AnDrEi.b
Jan 26th, 2011, 01:15 PM
Stephanie Vogt (LIE) d. (5)Liana-Gabriela Ungur (ROU) 63 31 Ret.
Hope it`s nothting serious :hug:

Curcubeu
Jan 26th, 2011, 02:10 PM
Hopefully :hug:

It's time to start the clay season, Liana! :o

Curcubeu
Feb 12th, 2011, 07:32 AM
obviously not... :o

WTA Dubai Qualifying:

(8)Tamira Paszek (AUT) v (wc)Natalie Grandin (RSA)
Liana Ungur (ROU) v (15)Nuria Llagostera Vives (ESP)

I had advised her to play the qualifyers in Bogota instead, where she would have had really good chances of reaching the main draw! :(

Good luck, though! :cheer:

Curcubeu
Feb 12th, 2011, 10:29 AM
(15)Nuria Llagostera Vives def. Liana Ungur 4:6 6:2 6:2 :o

Kind of expected, though it's good to see her win at least one set on HC!

Curcubeu
Mar 9th, 2011, 09:45 PM
ITF 25k in Clearwater, Round 1:

Ajla Tomljanovic def. (3)Liana-Gabriela Ungur 6:1 6:2 :help:

Another first round loss on hard... :ras:

What a pathetic start of the season...:o

Curcubeu
Mar 23rd, 2011, 05:15 PM
25k ITF in Bath, Round 1:

Ereni Georgatou def. (5)Liana Ungur 6:0 2:0 Ret.:facepalm:

Reached a new low on Hard... :o

Curcubeu
Apr 25th, 2011, 09:22 AM
The injury come back failed with a straight loss against Gatto-Monticione and she couldn't defend her points from last year... :o

Curcubeu
May 18th, 2011, 02:02 PM
50K Reggio Emilia:

R1:Liana-Gabriela UNGUR (ROU) defeated Ana-Clara DUARTE (BRA) 4-6 6-2 6-4
R2:Liana-Gabriela UNGUR (ROU) defeated Evelyn MAYR (ITA) 6-3 7-6(3)
QF:Sloane STEPHENS (USA) (6) defeated Liana-Gabriela UNGUR (ROU) 7-5 7-6(3) :hug:

But a good tournament, though! :)

Curcubeu
May 18th, 2011, 02:04 PM
RG QR1: Liana-Gabriela Ungur def. (3)Petra Martic 6-3, 6-2 :woohoo:

Best win of the year so far! :yeah:

Curcubeu
May 19th, 2011, 04:56 PM
RG QR2: Liana-Gabriela Ungur def. Yuliya Beygelzimer 6-4, 7-6(6) :yeah:

Liana saved 4 SPs in the tiebreak! :worship:

Now qualify against Koryttseva or Chan! You can do it! :cheer:

Shvedbarilescu
May 19th, 2011, 06:55 PM
I think this could be a toughy, my sense is that Chan is playing pretty well, although obviously there was a lot of drama and choking going on in that match against Koryttseva. Still fight past Koryttseva was was playing well surpassed my expectations of her this week by a good margin. Liana is going to have to have a good day I think. I hope she can do it. :)

Curcubeu
Jun 6th, 2011, 11:03 AM
She lost 4-6 0-6 :sad: :help:

Curcubeu
Jun 6th, 2011, 11:05 AM
$50,000 Rome - Tiro A Volo:
R1: Liana-Gabriela Ungur def. (Q)Jessica Moore (AUS) 6-1 6-1
R2: Liana-Gabriela Ungur def. (6)Mandy Minella (LUX) 6-4 6-3 :hatoff:
QF: Liana-Gabriela Ungur def. Tetiana Luzhanska (UKR) 6-2 6-0
SF: (Q)Christina McHale (USA) def. Liana-Gabriela Ungur 6-0 1-0 Ret. :scared:

#168 this week again after a disastrous start into the season! :worship:

Let's hope that the injury isn't that severe, so that she can participate at the Wimbledon qualification! :unsure: :hug:

Curcubeu
Jun 14th, 2011, 08:43 PM
Wimbledon, Quali Draw:

SUAREZ NAVARRO, Carla ESP [8] vs. VOEGELE, Stefanie SUI
IVANOVA, Ekaterina RUS vs. HAN, Xinyun CHN
SOUTH, Melanie GBR (W) vs. UNGUR, Liana ROU
BRENGLE, Madison USA vs. DOI, Misaki JPN [17]

And Liana lost the first match after her retirement in Rome 4-6, 4-6 against South... :o

Grass wasn't and will never be her favourite, anyway... :shrug:

Curcubeu
Jul 8th, 2011, 05:43 PM
WTA Palermo, Qualifying Draw:

(4)Liana Ungur (ROU) v Eva Fernandez-Brugues (ESP)
Elena Bovina (RUS) v Darija Jurak (CRO)
Andreja Klepac (SLO) v Alize Lim (FRA)
(wc)Maria Kondratieva (RUS) v (5)Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)

Good luck! :cheer:

Curcubeu
Jul 17th, 2011, 12:06 PM
She lost to Fernandez-Brugues 1-6, 4-6 :sobbing:

ITF 100k Bucharest:

(3)Sorana Cirstea (ROU) v (wc)Diana Enache (ROU)
Liana-Gabriela Ungur (ROU) v Madalina Gojnea (ROU)
Karolina Pliskova (CZE) v Q
(5)Laura Pous-Tio (ESP) v Ioana-Raluca Olaru (ROU)

Good luck! :unsure:

Curcubeu
Jul 19th, 2011, 06:26 PM
Bucharest, R1: Madalina Gojnea def. Liana-Gabriela Ungur :o

It's not easy to face a compatriote! :hug:

Curcubeu
Aug 23rd, 2011, 07:02 PM
US Open, Quali Draw:

(10)Zuzana Kucova (SVK) vs Noppawan Lertcheekawarn (THA)
Liana Ungur (ROU) vs Ashley Weinhold (USA)
Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) vs Beatriz Garcia Vidagany (ESP)
(28)Erika Sema (JPN) vs Sharon Fichman (CAN)

Good luck! :cheer:

Curcubeu
Aug 24th, 2011, 07:02 AM
US Open Q-Round 1:

Ashley Weinhold def. Liana-Gabriela Ungur 3-6 7-6(9) 6-2 :facepalm:

Good try :o

BlueTrees
Aug 24th, 2011, 12:48 PM
How many match points did she waste? :tears:

Curcubeu
Sep 24th, 2011, 06:37 PM
Liana gave an interview together with her husband Adrian at the BRD Open Bucharest:

http://www.prosport.ro/alte-sporturi/tenis/liana-si-adrian-ungur-asii-tenisului-din-florenta-ei-pierd-clar-in-fata-lui-eugen-trica-si-il-fac-pe-ilie-balaci-sa-stinga-televizorul-8788470

Well, actually she should get some matches under her belt now :rolleyes:

WhoAmI?
Nov 23rd, 2011, 03:15 PM
Helsinki:
http://y.delfi.ee/norm/239327/13190145_3X4K6R.jpeg (http://pilt.delfi.ee/picture/13190145/)

http://y.delfi.ee/norm/239327/13190029_N8WK3D.jpeg (http://pilt.delfi.ee/picture/13190029/)

http://y.delfi.ee/norm/239327/13190025_xQNqhQ.jpeg (http://pilt.delfi.ee/picture/13190025/)

Curcubeu
Nov 26th, 2011, 07:14 PM
Thank you for the pics! :D

She was of course hopeless against Kanepi... :rolleyes:

But she had fun with Adrian, I guess! :lol: