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Sasja
Sep 9th, 2011, 01:41 PM
Eirini will be playing quallies for WTA Tashkent :) This is her part of the draw ;)

(3) Eirini Georgatou vs (WC) Lola Azimova
Marina Shamayko vs (WC) Alina Abdurakhimova
(WC) Yana Khon vs Polina Pekhova
(WC) Natella Nabieva vs (7) Tetyana Arefyeva

Good luck Eirini :cheer:

Håkon
Sep 9th, 2011, 03:30 PM
concentrate :p

Calliope.
Sep 9th, 2011, 05:46 PM
4 wcs :lol:
Good luck Eirini! Nice chance to gain some points!

Sasja
Sep 10th, 2011, 10:36 AM
Q1 Eirini def (WC) Lola Azimova 6-1 6-1 ;)

SoBizarre
Sep 10th, 2011, 11:55 AM
Good luck, and may the best player win.* :angel:



* Έλα Ειρήνη, να τούς εξηγηθείς φιστίκι αλμυρό! :devil:

Calliope.
Sep 10th, 2011, 02:35 PM
Eirini :D

Sasja
Sep 11th, 2011, 10:56 AM
Eirini def Shamayko 7-5 7-6 (2) :)

Just 1 more win and she is in the MD. Final qualifying round against Polina Pekhova (WTA: 376) :cheer:

Sasja
Sep 12th, 2011, 05:09 PM
Eirini is in the MD of WTA Tashkent :cheer:

She def Polina Pekhova in the FQR 6-3 6-3 :)

She will play against 17 y.o. WC Sabina Sharipova (WTA: 589) :cheer:

Danii's Law
Sep 13th, 2011, 01:38 AM
Eirini loes to play Sharipova. Is this their 4th time?

Calliope.
Sep 13th, 2011, 08:54 AM
Lost 4&1 :sobbing:

Sasja
Sep 14th, 2011, 05:01 AM
:sobbing:

Wert.
Sep 18th, 2011, 10:26 AM
Eirini is in Shrewsbury 75k challnger. :cheer:

Main Draw will come out later today :D

Sasja
Sep 20th, 2011, 05:35 PM
Eirini won her 1st round match in Shrewsbury. She def Q Celine Cattaneo (Fra) (WTA: 538) 6-3 6-4 :)

EDIT: lost in R2 to Keothavong 3-6 1-6

Sasja
Oct 17th, 2011, 04:40 AM
50k Joue-les-Tours

Singles:
R1 lost to Claire Feuerstein (WTA: 191) 1-6 4-6

Doubles with Irena Pavlovic:

R1 def Ormaechea & Ramialison 6-3 4-6 (10-8)
QF def Camerin & Pous-Tio (1) 6-3 7-5
SF def Konta & Riske 6-4 3-6 (10-4)
F lost to Kichenok & Kichenkok 2-6 0-6

Sasja
Oct 17th, 2011, 04:42 AM
50k Limoges

R1 vs Jill Craybas (USA) (WTA: 141)

Sasja
Oct 20th, 2011, 05:14 AM
Lost to Craybas 0-6 4-6 :bigcry:

hellas719
Oct 27th, 2011, 04:31 AM
You forgot one tournament :p
25K Clemont-Ferrand:
R1: Eirini Georgatou GRE d. Ana Vrljic CRO 6-1 6-3
R2: (4) Elitsa Kostova BUL d. Eirini Georgatou GRE 3-6 6-4 7-6

Hopefully she can gain some easy points next week at 25K Istanbul :)
She should play weaker tournaments and gain points and confidence, and she will be 4th seeded in Istanbul so that's a start :D

hellas719
Oct 27th, 2011, 04:33 AM
http://www.tennisnews.gr/images/news_images/Georgatou/Irini_Georgatou_4558.jpg

hellas719
Oct 27th, 2011, 04:36 AM
Eirini has an official website now :eek:
I didn't know :speakles:
It's still new and kind of un-organized, but it has some cool info there :cool:

http://www.eirinigeorgatou.com/index.php

So strange how it says you can follow her on facebook, twitter, and tumblr but it doesn't give links to her pages for those, just the homepages of those sites :rolls:

It's also really cool how her sister was a diver for Greece in the Olympics :eek:

hellas719
Oct 27th, 2011, 04:42 AM
Eirini gave an interview to tennisnews.gr on Monday :D
http://tennisnews.gr/net-stories/press-room/6796-irini-georgatou

"Αχτίδα φωτός για την ελληνική αντισφαίριση"
http://www.tennisnews.gr/images/news_images/Georgatou/2011/georgatou-irini.jpg

Συνέντευξη της Ειρήνης Γεωργάτου στον Νικο Γαβαλα

Κι όμως,υπάρχει ελπίδα. Σε ορισμένες πτυχές του, ο ελληνικός αθλητισμός μάς δείχνει έναν διαφορετικό δρόμο, δίνοντας σε όλους μας τη δυνατότητα να ελπίζουμε σε καλύτερες ημέρες. Ειδικά, όταν βλέπουμε νεαρούς αθλητές να πηγαίνουν κόντρα στις αντιξοότητες της εποχής, προκειμένου να κάνουν το όνειρό τους πραγματικότητα και τη χώρα τους υπερήφανη. Μία τέτοια περίπτωση είναι η 21χρονη τενίστρια Ειρήνη Γεωργάτου, η οποία με μία βαλίτσα γυρίζει τον κόσμο ώστε να είναι παρούσα σε μεγάλα επαγγελματικά τουρνουά και να βελτιώνει τη θέση της στην παγκόσμια κατάταξη.

Το 2008 ήταν νούμερο 618, το 2009 βρέθηκε στο 274, πέρυσι στο 228, ενώ φέτος κατάφερε να «σπάσει το φράγμα» των 200 πρώτων θέσεων και ν’ αναρριχηθεί έως την 175η! Και η κούρσα της προς την πρώτη κατοστάδα συνεχίζεται. «Ο στόχος μου είναι να παίξω όσο καλύτερα μπορώ και να πέσω κάτω απ’ το νούμερο 100. Το μεγάλο μου όνειρο είναι να εκπροσωπήσει την Ελλάδα στους Ολυμπιακούς Αγώνες. Είναι τιμή μου να εκπροσωπώ την Ελλάδα σε αυτούς τους δύσκολες καιρούς. Πρέπει να βάλουμε τα παιδιά στο τένις και γενικότερα στον αθλητισμό. Ετσι θα τα κρατήσουμε μακριά απ’ τους κινδύνους της εποχής», λέει η Γεωργάτου.

Μάλιστα, δεν χάνει τον προσανατολισμό της παρά το γεγονός πως η πατρίδα μάς «πληγώνει» όλους καθημερινά, αλλά και εξαιτίας των μεγάλων αδυναμιών του τένις στην Ελλάδα: «Αν και διαθέτουμε πολλές εγκαταστάσεις, δεν τις εκμεταλλευόμαστε. Δεν έχουμε εθνικό κέντρο αντισφαίρισης και σύστημα για να βοηθηθούν οι αθλητές. Παράλληλα, πρέπει να γίνουν περισσότερα τουρνουά». Επιμένει δε να δίνει τη μάχη της, συνήθως μονάχη της με μεγάλο χορηγό, την οικογένειά της: «Η καθημερινότητά μας έχει το ίδιο πρόγραμμα: ξενοδοχείο, γήπεδο, ξενοδοχείο. Οταν δεν έχω αγώνες, κάνω προπόνηση για έξι ώρες. Ομως, είναι δική μας επιλογή».


Απ’ την αρχή της χρονιάς, αγωνίστηκε στις τέσσερις γωνιές του κόσμου: Κίνα, Αυστραλία, Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες της Αμερικής, Ισπανία, Νότιο Αφρική, Τσεχία, Γαλλία, Μεγάλη Βρετανία, Δανία, Αζερμπαϊτζάν, Ουζμπεκιστάν. Πρόγραμμα που φαντάζει με Γολγοθά. Μάλιστα, έπαιξε και στα τέσσερα γκραν σλαμ (Οπεν Αυστραλίας, Ρολάν Γκαρός, Γουίμπλεντον, Αμερικάνικο όπεν), πετυχαίνοντας νίκες στον πρώτο προκριματικό γύρο του γαλλικού και του αμερικάνικου όπεν. «Η νίκη επί της Κούτσοβα στο Παρίσι, μία τενίστρια που βρίσκεται στο νούμερο 100, είναι ίσως η σημαντικότερη που έχω πετύχει έως τώρα», προσθέτει η Γεωργάτου, η οποία φαντάζει ως η διάδοχος της Λένας Δανιηλίδου.

Στο «φινάλε», θέλει να κάνει ειδική αναφορά στους «συμμάχους» της: «Πλέον ανήκω στον όμιλο Αντισφαίρισης Αθηνών, που είναι ο καλύτερος στην Ελλάδα. Εκεί, με βοηθούν οι παλιοί πρωταθλητές, Σόλων Πέππας και Νίκος Ροβάς, ενώ τους τελευταίους μήνες έχω μαζί μου στο εξωτερικό και τον προπονητή μου, τον Αλέξανδρο Λεβεντέρη. Να ευχαριστήσω και τον γυμναστή μου, Ανδρέα Παρμπαρή και τον εκπρόσωπό μου απ’ την εταιρεία A.D.global managment, Τάσο Δανιά. Μα πάνω απ’ όλους την οικογένειά μου που με στηρίζει διαρκώς».

Translation:
I don't have time to translate it so here is the link to the translated article and if any of you need help understanding something (google translator isn't always correct), then just ask me what part(s) you don't understand ;)
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=el&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Ftennisnews.gr%2Fnet-stories%2Fpress-room%2F6796-irini-georgatou

Håkon
Oct 27th, 2011, 09:20 AM
I love how it mangles names...'Georgatou Peace'

(Yes, I know Ειρήνη means peace...)

Sounds good otherwise :) I can imagine it's been a hard couple of years to be Greek...

Danii's Law
Nov 3rd, 2011, 03:48 PM
Did she pull out of Istanbul?

hellas719
Dec 23rd, 2011, 08:38 PM
^Yes :sad:
I think maybe she is injured again? :shrug::sad:

Really a bad year for her outside of the slams :(

She barely played also, I think like ~20 tournaments total :sad:

She missed so many opportunities for points and she won't play in Australia so we won't see her until Fed Cup at least :sobbing:. I miss her :awww:

And her ranking is now 236 :mad:

hellas719
Jan 1st, 2012, 12:35 AM
Any news? :(

I miss her :sad:

http://www.nouillan.com/Sports/Aegon-Pro-Series-GLASGOW/Eirini-Georgatou-RED-ARTWORK/1066361910_hvXaJ-L.jpg

http://georgatou.yooblog.gr/files/2009/04/t.jpg

Danii's Law
Jan 31st, 2012, 04:06 AM
I've been checking the entry lists for ITF tournaments and haven't seen her name come up. In fact I haven't seen any Greek girls names except Sakkari.

hellas719
Feb 1st, 2012, 03:57 AM
I hope this won't turn into Anna Gerasimou 2.0 :o

Please stay on tour Eirini :sobbing:

hellas719
Feb 21st, 2012, 05:58 AM
Eirini may have retired :bigcry:

Source:
http://tennis24.gr/content/view/10005/70/lang,el/

It's an article about the Greek Fed Cup team, and it has a paragraph saying why Greece's top 2 players didn't participate. *It says about Eirini that she didn't participate because she has chosen to quit tennis because she had no support from the Greek Federation :sad:

But I've also heard from a very reliable source that this information is not true :unsure:

Sasja
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:19 AM
OMG that would be so sad :sobbing: Hope it's not true :unsure:

hellas719
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:35 AM
Well I don't know :shrug:
She's been studying at TEFAA in Athens for a few years which is where a lot of Greek sportspeople study and I see that she is still studying there so I don't know...
Her Facebook profile picture is still her with her ex-coach from Mouratoglou's (not the Greek one she had at the USO)...

And she suddenly withdrew from 25K Istanbul after the draw came out and then she was never seen ever again in any tournament :sad:. But shortly after she gave that interview and spoke about her goals to reach the top 100 and play in the Olympics so she seemed motivated but I don't know :sobbing:. It says in that article that she stopped playing because the federation couldn't support her so that's sad and it happens a lot with Greek players but I don't think money was a problem for Eirini. She travelled all over and paid to train at Mouratoglou's and all those trips to tournaments in remote places like Uzbekistan and when she had like 15 relatives cheering her on at the USO two years ago, etc...

I just wish we had more information :shrug:. Her official website is inactive and Ive emailed her agent before and he's responded but now he won't respond when I ask if she's retired :unsure:

Sasja
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:45 AM
Hope there will be information soon :hug:

hellas719
Mar 11th, 2012, 07:06 AM
I had a dream that I saw her and she told me she didn't retire and that she just wanted to take off some time to practice rowing (:spit:) and that she will start playing tournaments again next month :lol:. I was so mad when I woke up :lol:. Hopefully there will be news soon ;)
I was bored so I made a list of her top 200 wins:
2009-25K Karshi-SF-d. (#185) Ksenia Palkina KGZ 6-4 6-7 6-3
2010-25K Namangan-QF-d. (#185) Ksenia Lykina RUS 6-1 6-4
2010-25K Izmir-QF-d. (#198) Irina-Camelia Begu ROU 7-5 7-5
2011-25K Clearwater-R32-d. (#183) Lauren Albanese USA 6-3 6-7 6-3
2011-25K Bath-R32-d. (#168) Liana Ungur ROU 6-0 2-0 ret.
2011-100K+H Johannesburg-R16-d. (#169) Cagla Buyukakcay TUR 6-2 4-6 6-4
2011-50K+H Saint-Gaudens-R32-d. (#193) Darya Kustova BLR 6-1 7-6
2011-French Open-QR1-d. (#135) Zuzana Kucova SVK 6-4 6-4
Only 8 :sad:. She could have so many more :sad:. But I guess when you are only 21 when you play your last tournament, you can't have many top 200 wins :shrug:. Maybe she is just taking a few months off for now to focus on her studies so she can graduate and then she will return to the tour? :unsure:. Yeah, I've ran out of ideas for why she stopped playing :sobbing:

hellas719
Apr 19th, 2012, 04:05 AM
Down to 289 in the rankings :sad:
Any news?

Danii's Law
Jun 17th, 2012, 07:40 AM
What has happened? Is she ever going to play again?

hellas719
Jun 27th, 2012, 02:55 AM
What has happened? Is she ever going to play again?

Okay I know someone from Cyprus and she said that she remembers reading somewhere that Eirini didn't retire due to financial reasons and that those were false rumors made my tennis24.gr. She told me that the article said that Eirini was taking a break ;)
But it was so hard for me to watch McHale vs. Konta because it was my first time seeing Konta and she sort of reminds me of Eirini :hysteric:

Danii's Law
Jun 29th, 2012, 09:56 AM
I don't understand what's going on.

I hadn't read anything about her retirement. I assumed she was injured because I think last time she played she retired in Baku against Nicelescu if I'm not mistaken.

I thought her recovery was just taking a long time. I really hope she comes back, I saw her play in Melbourne and she was good. Always wanted her to at least make it into a Grand Slam or win a couple of main draw matches at tour level.

hellas719
Jul 13th, 2012, 03:28 AM
I don't understand what's going on.

I hadn't read anything about her retirement. I assumed she was injured because I think last time she played she retired in Baku against Nicelescu if I'm not mistaken.

I thought her recovery was just taking a long time. I really hope she comes back, I saw her play in Melbourne and she was good. Always wanted her to at least make it into a Grand Slam or win a couple of main draw matches at tour level.

After Baku she played USO Qualies (how could you possibly forget her epic win over Kolar?) and then a few ITFs until the end of October ;)

And she should've beaten Sharipova in Tashkents MD last year, such a waste of a draw :o

Danii's Law
Jul 13th, 2012, 04:12 AM
After Baku she played USO Qualies (how could you possibly forget her epic win over Kolar?) and then a few ITFs until the end of October ;)

And she should've beaten Sharipova in Tashkents MD last year, such a waste of a draw :o

That's right. I forgot about USO, she lost to U Radwanska in the 2nd round.

She needs to get back into the game. I was lucky enough to see her as Aus Open qualys and she was so solid.

hellas719
Oct 30th, 2012, 02:55 AM
Now unranked :(
I hope she comes back....

http://tennisnews.gr/images/Tournaments/2009/Mitilini_futures/mit08-1.jpg

hellas719
Nov 9th, 2012, 03:27 AM
She was at a coaching seminar in Athens :eek:

http://www.tennisnews.gr/images/Clubs/AOAChaidariou/2012/3o_stadio/3o_stadio_th_enosi_01.jpg

http://www.tennisnews.gr/images/Clubs/AOAChaidariou/2012/3o_stadio/3o_stadio_th_enosi_04.jpg

hellas719
Nov 23rd, 2012, 09:26 PM
1:10-1:20 is Eirini's sister, the Olympic diver :D
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I miss Eirini :sad:
http://www.gazzetta.gr/sites/default/files/imagecache/responsive_article_large/article/2012_11/w1.jpg

hellas719
Dec 31st, 2012, 10:48 PM
Some photos that I found that I don't think have been posted here before :p
http://www.tennisnews.gr/images/Tournaments/VogueAthensOpen/georgatou3.jpg

http://images.supersport.com/Erini-Georgatou-stretch-Gbg.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Wq9DDoPWDpA/Tr1wVrTIjlI/AAAAAAAAEjc/ozCKByKw_y8/s1600/eirini%2Bgeorgatou.jpg

http://www.berndfreytag.com/photos/2009_Lyon_Tennis_2/size3/20090305_0479_2__loc_Tennis_Club_de_Lyon__occ_Open _GDF_SUEZ_de_Lyon__com_Irini_Georgatou_Claire_Feue rstein.jpg

http://www.berndfreytag.com/photos/2009_Lyon_Tennis_2/size3/20090305_0759_2__loc_Tennis_Club_de_Lyon__occ_Open _GDF_SUEZ_de_Lyon__com_Irini_Georgatou_Claire_Feue rstein.jpg

http://www.berndfreytag.com/photos/2009_Lyon_Tennis_2/size3/20090305_0479_2__loc_Tennis_Club_de_Lyon__occ_Open _GDF_SUEZ_de_Lyon__com_Irini_Georgatou_Claire_Feue rstein.jpg

Danii's Law
Jan 1st, 2013, 01:55 AM
So sad. Can she just start playing again.

Tennismylife
Jun 15th, 2013, 07:49 PM
So sad. Can she just start playing again.

She teaches in a tennis club near where I live and apparently she won't be starting again.. But we can't know that.

hellas719
Jun 21st, 2013, 05:40 AM
Why did she stop? Do you know?

hellas719
Dec 30th, 2013, 01:19 AM
A video of her training in slow motion at Fed Cup in Israel in 2011:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/13062469@N07/5442343114/in/photolist-9hVqZY-f7M3A3-f7Me1C-f7MdW3-f7MdAC-f7wZSx-f7M3tW-dSYkV7-idcxkR-idcw8v-6Hc6WM-6Hc4rr-6He3ft-8Nm1uf-8Nm1nA-8NhVqX-8Nm1hJ
The caption says its Papamichail but it's actually Eirini, I'm completely sure ;)

In August, Eirini went to the city of Sitia on the island of Crete for a week to promote the sport of tennis there :)
http://tennisnews.gr/images/Clubs/OASiteia/siteia-street-tennis-georgatou.jpg

http://tennisnews.gr/images/Clubs/OASiteia/siteia-street02.jpg

http://tennisnews.gr/images/Clubs/OASiteia/siteia-02.jpg

http://tennisnews.gr/images/Clubs/OASiteia/siteia-01.jpg

Eirini is the one in the white outfit at the beginning of this video, so nice to see her out there on the courts again :hearts:
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A video from the event where you can see during some parts of it that Eirini is volleying with a young boy. :awww:
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Mixed doubles exhibition in Sitia. Eirini is the one in the black and gray outfit, easily the best player out there in this video :inlove:
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Someone commented on this video on YouTube saying Eirini's forehand that was called out was really in :oh:

Some points and interview
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She basically said that in tennis you need to have a lot of support, etc. *And then she talked about the event ;)

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I'm surprised that there was so much publicity at this event, and it's really good that even through she doesn't play tournaments anymore, she is stating close to the tennis courts :)

hellas719
Jan 8th, 2014, 03:49 AM
Eirini turned 24 just a few days ago! :aparty:

...

Also comment on this thread or send me a PM to let me know you read the message and then I will delete it after since this is Eirini's personal business from Facebook and I don't think she would like me posting it on here ;)

Danii's Law
Jan 8th, 2014, 04:02 AM
That's sad, she had such promise and seemed to really want to play. I only saw her once and she was very tenacious.

hellas719
Jan 8th, 2014, 04:20 AM
That's sad, she had such promise and seemed to really want to play. I only saw her once and she was very tenacious.

I saw her 3 times and the last time I saw her she was 21, I definitely didn't think it would be the last time :sobbing: