Irina-Camelia Begu Continues To Improve

Irina-Camelia Begu

MOTW: Irina-Camelia Begu The mover of the week honors goes to Irina-Camelia Begu. The twenty-nine-year-old Romanian won the Indian Wells Oracle Challenger Series 125K tournament over the weekend. Begu was once ranked as high as number twenty-two back in 2016 and as has happened so often with athletes, injury negatively impacted her game. The path…

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Irina-Camelia Begu Back In Top 100

Irina-Camelia Begu

MOVER OF THE WEEK Mover of the week honors go to Irina-Camelia Begu.  She won an ITF tournament in Egypt over the weekend to give her some much-needed ranking points and more important, re-confirm her belief in her ability to win. When you have been losing more than winning, doubts creep in and you have…

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Begu Claims Bucharest Title

Begu Claims Bucharest Title

BRD Bucharest Open, Romania Women’s Final: [45] Julia Goerges (GER) vs. [58] Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) They were tied 1:1; however, they have not played each other since 2014 and both players’ games have evolved significantly since then.  Advantage went to the Romanian, Begu, who despite being the lower ranked player had most of the crowd…

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Begu And Bogdan Roll In Bucharest

Begu and Bogdan Roll in Bcharest

BRD Bucharest Open, Romania [34] Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) vs. [67] Tatjana Maria (GER) Suarez Navarro defeated Maria in a relatively easy match for the Spaniard.  She came out focused and handled the oppressive weather conditions much better than her German opponent.  She raced through the first set 6-0. Maria did offer up more resistance…

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Pace vs. Guile

Kremlin Cup by Bank of Moscow, Russia Women’s Final: [CR30] Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) vs. [CR61] Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) A game built around guile is more dependent on mental fortitude and physical stamina than one built around pace. If your game is weaker than your opponent’s, you will be more susceptible to the negative influence of tension. Begu realized…

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